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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: Pros And Cons
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Shane M. O'Neill
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9/6/2013 | 2:00:09 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: Pros And Cons
I agree with other commenters that a smartwatch needs to be an independent entity to be appealing. Give this thing Wi-Fi and even cellular connectivity and lower the price ($300??) and I would be interested. I like traditional watches, but they're boring. This is a chance to digitally disrupt a staid industry if done right.
ChrisMurphy
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9/5/2013 | 10:13:32 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: Pros And Cons
I have started wearing a watch again while traveling since I got one for father's day that does nothing but tell time. The upside: I can know the time and continue IGNORING my phone and all the messages on it.
Thomas Claburn
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9/5/2013 | 8:49:24 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: Pros And Cons
I agree about the lack of WiFi support. It's absence makes this a non-starter for me (even if I were inclined to drop $300 for a device I don't need).
D. Henschen
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9/5/2013 | 1:41:32 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: Pros And Cons
Con: You have to be a geek who wants to be preoccupied and fidgeting with a watch all day long. I know people who gave up on wrist watches because they always have a phone on hand to tell them what time it is. If this watch is dependent on having a smart phone nearby, why not just use the much more powerful and easy-to-use phone?


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