“The ‘Samsung Unpacked’ event should have been named ‘Samsung Unraveling,'” Rachel King writes for ZDNet.

“That’s because, based on today’s unveiling of the tech giant’s anticipated entry into the burgeoning smartwatch market, it’s clear that Samsung has dropped the ball,” King writes. “It’s also evident that Samsung doesn’t understand the wearable technology market yet either… A smartwatch (or any piece of wearable tech for that matter) shouldn’t be released just to act as an accessory to a smartphone or tablet — it should fill a void all on its own by being more mobile, cheaper, or a combination of both. The Galaxy Gear doesn’t come close to answering any of that. (Let’s not even get into how disappointing the overall clunky design is.)”

Samsung's Galaxy Gear watch accessory

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear watch accessory

 
King writes, “In the end, my only conclusion is that Samsung just wanted to beat Apple to the punch here. Rumors have been swirling around for months that Apple is developing what has been referred to in the media as an ‘iWatch’… But Apple hasn’t even confirmed that it is working on a smartwatch yet — and there’s no rush to do so now either.”

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