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Samsung: Galaxy Gear Smartwatch 'Beat Expectations'
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farhit
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farhit,
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11/25/2013 | 3:58:08 PM
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Thanks Tom, and I agree with u 100%. Only spend $300 when it makes u productive in ur work, if I will have it then the only notifications I will keep on it will be gtalk SMS and emails .... I also feel sad for people who even post status that I am going to toilet/I am back from toilet/I am eating etc. Nice talking to you. Keep in touch
Tom Murphy
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Tom Murphy,
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11/25/2013 | 2:29:34 PM
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Farhit: In your case, I can see this makes perfect sense. You clearly must be watching a "dashboard" of indicators all the time, and the watch will enhance your productivity.  There are certainly other professions where this would apply -- nurses who have to watch many patients, police who need to monitor numerous situations, engineers in a utility plant, etc.   

But I sense the vast majority of people buying these devices are ordinary consumers who want to have a constant connection to their smartphones in a nonprofessional context -- people who live from Tweet to Tweet and deparately crave the approval of the crowd.  I just feel sad for those people.

If my friends really want to reach me at any time, they know how. I don't feel a need to check constantly to see what they posted, and I would hate to think they're waiting endlessly for me to post a new photo of my dog.
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farhit,
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11/25/2013 | 1:56:40 PM
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It depends on the use and by I agree with you but take my example, I am a software engineer running a small software company and my smartphone is my personal secretary because I take all my notes on it, my to do list and now I even carry my important data (of course encrypted) on it and have 4 emails on which emails come on regular basis from different countries in different time zones and then my boss and me always doing research and connected through hangout and I have to pick up phone a lot of times and sometimes more than 5 to 6 times in 15 minutes and many times its a junk email or a message for which I don't have to reply and there this watch comes as a really big time saver. I have tested it for 3 days with my friend's gear watch and it turned out to be a great utility for me. I 100% agree with you that not everyone need it but for some cutting some expenses and collecting $300 for this smartwatch will be a great addition to work.
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Tom Murphy,
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11/25/2013 | 1:40:22 PM
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Farhit: I'd rather take a phone out of my pocket than take $300 out of my wallet.  And then there is the social element:  We've already gotten to the point where the average person checks their phone every four minutes -- which is absurd.  It seems like a watch would reduce that time to a minute or less.   I think we're heading the wrong way -- human beings do not need to be that connected, and the constant distractions/interuptions end up reducing their efficiency at work.

Don't get me wrong. I love my smartphone. I love brownies, too, but I don't eat one every four minutes.
farhit
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farhit,
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11/25/2013 | 1:33:36 PM
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Samsung has now made gear smartwatch compatible with note 2, s3, s3 mini, galaxy s4, galaxy grand, s4 mini and these are most bought phones around the world. This has and will increase more sales across the world. Secondly gear has a 1.9MP camera, facility to take voice memos an Amelod attractive screen, appropriate display and above all facility to make call. Don't compare the $150 and $300 see the difference. This galaxy gear smartwatch and reduced the number of taking out phone from the pocket by 60% and the S-Voice it's simply amazing. Please take it use it for a week and then you will see that the price is not that high as compared to features.
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Tom Murphy,
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11/19/2013 | 6:25:19 PM
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I can understand that when people by a phone, the Gear may look like an attractive add-on to about 8% of them, but I wonder if there were some package deals that brought the price down. At $300, I find it quite amazing that 800,000 were sold  (I'm assuming that is "sell-through," and not "sell-in").

 

 
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Ariella,
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11/19/2013 | 5:23:15 PM
smartwatch
Are you saying you may get less than you pay for? Doesn't the $300 one offer something more than th $150 one? 


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