Samsung's Galaxy Gear TV ad offers up a ton of pop culture clips

Samsung started selling its Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Friday and now the company has started its TV commercial campaign to convince the public to buy their attempt to put a computing device on a wrist.

While it's debatable how useful the Galaxy Gear actually is (it can only work in tandem with the new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone at the moment), at least the commercials are fun to watch. One of them, as posted on Samsung's YouTube channel, has a ton of different clips from movies and TV shows that also depict a wrist-based computing device.

For those of you who love such things, here's a partial list of the TV shows and movies that are shown in the Galaxy Gear commercial:

  • Johnny Sokko and and his Flying Robot
  • Get Smart
  • Predator
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Babylon 5 (which has its device on the back of the hand, not the wrist)
  • The Jetsons
  • Dick Tracy
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Star Trek The Motion Picture
  • Flash Gordon
  • The Flintstones
  • Knight Rider
  • Thunderbirds

A second TV ad shows mock ups of several of those fictional wrist based devices in those clips as if they were real world objects before showing off the Galaxy Gear. AT&T is currently selling the product with the Galaxy Note 3 for the price of $299.99.

Source: Samsung on YouTube

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Enron said,
What about the Sports Illustrated Football Phone?

Its here, its just at the wrong address. It'll be here next year

I would have thought Knight Rider would have been the first (front and center) as much of the target audience has grown up with that. I understand that a lot of people have grown up with a lot that was shown, but for me, when asking friends about a talking watch the first thing that is mentioned is knight rider.

I know a lot of people can't see the point in a smart watch, personally i like the trend towards more fitness type usage like the Nike+ fuelband, if the fuelband would vibrate everytime i got a text message or email it would make it perfect in my opinion, i don't know if i could ever get used to talking into a watch, alerts though would be really handy.