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Cara Latham
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8/19/2013 | 6:27:29 PM
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I agree with both of you! The ONLY use I can personally see myself having for a smartwatch is when I go for a run in the park. I hate taking my smartphone because it is too heavy and bulky. If they add music playing capabilities, then I think there would at least be some value for me, and I wouldn't have to worry about missing a call when I am out in the park. That said, that feature still wouldn't compel me to drop money on it.
JameKatt
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8/19/2013 | 4:23:56 AM
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Browsing the web on a tiny screen. That is Samsung's complete lack of ideas while it waits for something to copy from Apple.

Why doesn't Samsung simply copy Nike's Fuelband, for example?

Give a reason for such a watch's existence. Otherwise it is laughable.

Samsung is forever the copyist.
JameKatt
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8/19/2013 | 4:21:45 AM
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The Samsung "Smartwatch" is NOT a win for Samsung if hardly anyone buys it. It's known functions are laughable.

It looks like Samsung is flailing in the wind while waiting for something from Apple to copy.

It even is trying to bring back the flip-phone of all things.

These days, hardly anyone needs a watch because they can use their smartphone for time-keeping.

These days, watches are pieces of jewelry - often the only jewelry men will wear. Thus, a watch better be good and have a wow factor reason to wear.

This Samsung "Smartwatch" is ho hum boring. It will probably either be huge or will have a very short battery life.
Michael Endler
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8/18/2013 | 3:37:13 AM
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It will browse the Web, huh? The interface better be very clever for that to be worthwhile.
Laurianne
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8/16/2013 | 7:33:08 PM
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I agree with Tom. No one has explained to me why a smartwatch is better than my iPhone, which even has a waterproof case. I can see a watch getting splashed on, rained on etc. Also will it look as ahem, glamorous as the early Blackberry-on-a-belt look?
OtherJimDonahue
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8/16/2013 | 6:58:14 PM
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Somewhere, Dick Tracy is saying, "So?"
Thomas Claburn
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8/16/2013 | 5:16:34 PM
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I remain baffled by the value proposition of smart watches for people who already have smartphones.
chorlacher175
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8/16/2013 | 4:59:47 PM
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The "Octa"-core naming is misleading. It functions as two, four-core processors that cannot be used at the same time. One is low power and one is high power. It's effectively a four-core processor. The "eight-core" design is merely how they implemented power management for their four-core processor.


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