They have taken over the entire Smartphone world like a heavy thunderstorm. Samsung have made history in this field with their masterpiece products namely the Samsung Galaxy series Smartphones within a period of about 5 years.
Now there are into establishing their authority on the field of watches. Not just any ordinary watches but what we are about to witness is the new generation Smart watch by the well renowned giants Samsung. The question is that whether Samsung will be able to show the miracle in this field as they did in the arena of Smartphones? Has the time arrived for a revolution in the field of Smart watches? Although the well established brand Pebble has been a formidable giant on Smart watches followed by Sony, Samsung undoubtedly reviles that what they are about to release will be the one of a kind. Without much description let us take a detailed overview of this Samsung smart watch.
Build quality & Design
The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart watch is build with a quality metal face and is not packed with plastic. It has an ordinary buckle and for the strap we have a choice of six colors. From the photograph provided you can see that the interface of the Samsung galaxy smart watch is in a sleek design and fits well in your wrists. It will have a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED display and a basic camera of which the picture clarity is very poor according to the reports.
Software & Features
This Samsung smart watch is expected to have an Android operating system and a custom build 800 MHz processor. The Samsung smart watch can be connected to Galaxy Note 3 for now and the updates for connecting to Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are expected to arrive pretty soon. The Samsung Galaxy watch will give you quick access to answering calls and checking your inbox. More often there are some apps available when connected including Run keeper, Evernote, Weather access and Messenger.
User convenience & General outlook
The Samsung Galaxy watch in general is attractive and convenient for the user as it gives quick access to calls and messages. But as per the reports available, it is to be noted that this Samsung watch is useful only at its maximum when you own a Galaxy Note 3 or a Galaxy Tab 10.1. This Smart watch can be used only as a communicator and it is self independent.
Price range & Release date
As per the recent buzz it is believed that the price range of the Samsung Galaxy gear smart watch will start from a whooping 225€. The price range put up on this Smart watch by Samsung proves to be a bit higher considering the fact that this Samsung watch is only useful as a connecting device to a Galaxy series phone or tablet. Although there is no official news about the release in U.S., but the smartwatch will hit the market on Sept.25 for the other major 140 countries.
From the early reviews it is evident that only a few people are going to be thrilled with this Smart but Not That Smart watch, mainly its not a standalone device so unless you already own a Samsung device like Galaxy Note 3, this watch is not for you. Moreover the smart watch have no Wi-Fi access which again means no data connection unless paired with the Samsung Smartphone via Bluetooth. Here the Google Glass which recently announced takes a step further by having own internet connection via own Wi-Fi or by connecting with a smartphone. Even if your not connected to the smartphone the Samsung smartwatch lets you take pictures and ofcourse works as a normal watch.
Unlike in the press release by Samsung the watch is not completely Voice-Activated, it is more like Apple’s Siri which you need to press a button first to make it listen.
Even though the smartwatch sports a small speaker it is clear it is solely made for Calling purpose alone and cannot play Music through it, so in a sense the Samsung Galaxy gear is just a remote, even though there are speculations that 3rd party music apps like Spotify can be controlled from the gear.
Another big factor is the battery, even though Samsung claims a full day with a single charge, all of us Smartphone owners know better, it is always half or maybe a bit more than what is advertised. And from the reviews it is clear that the Camera drains huge chunk of battery life. And most reviewers have the same opinion that taking the gear off to charge each night makes it less likely people will make it a habit of wearing it each day.
As the wrist wars are about to get to a higher level with the speculated release of Apple’s iWatch next year Samsung took a huge mistake with the performance of the Smart watch, from our review and even in the Samsung’s own official video you can clearly see that the Galaxy Gear is terribly slow and lagging which will drive away its potential customers as People are always looking to upgrade their Smartphones and tablets to the latest versions to get the maximum out of it in terms of performance and quality.
The Samsung Galaxy watch will be a good companion for fitness junkies since it can track your health data, Heart rate and other vital information since the watch has a built in heart rate monitor. Samsung clearly hopes the gadget lovers and fitness fans to be their first hand customers. The Smartphone giant is believed to bring out more multiple versions of its smartwatch like Sony, in the coming years with tons more compatible apps and probably better battery life.
The Gear which is priced at 225€ ($300) is a lot more than its worth, just as the most tech reviewers commented around 110€ ($150)could have made the sales better since its a entry level smart watch and even could have made it extremely compelling for the customers with a sweet price of about 75€($100).
Will the Samsung galaxy watch bring about a new trend among the youth? Will the Samsung galaxy gear prove to be an exit door for the classic & traditional wrist watches? A bunch of reliable questions revolve around this new product. We will just have to wait and see how the Gadget lovers respond to Samsung’s entry in the Wrist war.
Now what do you think ? Do you think Samsung will create a revolution in the already raging gear war with Samsung Galaxy gear ? Pour in your suggestions and comments and let all get a better insight.