Stupidwatch: Why Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is a flop

“Samsung yesterday demoed and announced its [US$300] Galaxy Gear smart watch,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirville. “It only works with one Samsung phone, the Galaxy Note 3, and one tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet. It has ten hours of battery life.”

“Samsung’s smart watch is doomed to fail. It’s too expensive ($300 is what many people pay for phones), and it’s another device that has to be charged every day,” McElhearn writes. “With only ten hours battery life, it’ll certainly run out of juice when you need it.”

McElhearn writes, “I’m probably not the best candidate for a smart watch. If I did buy one, it would have to be cheap ($150 would probably be the upper limit), light, compact (and not looking like an iPod nano on a strap), and not need to be charged every day. The Galaxy Gear doesn’t fit those conditions, and above all, it requires one specific phone. In my book, that’s a fail.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Samsung’s stupidwatch is nothing more than Physical Vaporware™.

It exists not with any sales expectations, but only for the Korean slavish copier to be able the say “we had a smartwatch before Apple” after they find out from Apple how to correctly do a smartwatch and begin stealing Apple’s innovations in order to produce salable knockoffs.

When Samsung’s next watch is released, the one that looks and acts like Apple’s iWatch, patented intellectual property and trade dress infringement be damned, Samsung will say, “We had a smartwatch before Apple.” iCal it.

Related articles:
Samsung Galaxy Gear watch looks rushed, misses the mark – September 4, 2013
The Galaxy Gear stupidwatch: Without Apple to copy, Samsung is clueless – September 4, 2013
Apple’s iWatch cleared for takeoff – September 4, 2013
Samsung announces ‘Galaxy Gear’ watch accessory for Galaxy Android devices – September 4, 2013


  1. Samsung is a worthless company..

    They copied the first iPhone in 2007 and failed making a good phone out of it, continued on that with introducing a new galaxy phone every week that is just a tiny bit faster and has a screen that’s 0.0001 inch bigger…
    Samsung just doesn’t give the feeling of innovation or even a slight feel of love or passion for the products they make…
    They fail miserably when it comes to introducing a new product like the galaxy gear, note 3 or note 10.1.
    Galaxy gear looks like some sort of homemade toy with those horrible screws on top and then there is that camera that looks like a pimple or a manufacturing mistake.

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