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Samsung Galaxy Gear Steve Wozniak

Woz explains why he sold the ‘worthless’ Galaxy Gear after only a day

July 1st, 2014

Just how truly terrible was the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear? It was so bad that even Samsung’s marketing wizards had a tough time making ads for it that weren’t horrible. And it was also so bad that Steve Wozniak, who despite being Apple’s cofounder isn’t afraid to criticize Apple or praise rival products such as the …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Tizen Update

Samsung has somehow found a way to make the Galaxy Gear less useful

May 30th, 2014

Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear was never all that useful to begin with but Samsung has just come up with a way to make it even less so. SamMobile reports that Samsung is now upgrading the first-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch to its own homemade Tizen platform — yes, you read that correctly, it’s issuing an update that will …

Samsung Smartwatch Shipments Q1 2014

Samsung is dominating the smartwatch market, tiny though it may be

May 20th, 2014

In case we weren’t clear enough in our review last year, the Galaxy Gear failed to impress us. It was an underwhelming entry into a market that hasn’t quite found an audience yet, but we might have underestimated the power of Samsung’s marketing team. According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s original Galaxy …

Google Vs. Samsung Smartwatches

Smartwatches are Samsung’s secret weapon for escaping Android

March 19th, 2014

Samsung seems to know that it’s stuck using another company’s platform for its smartphones and tablets for the time being since its user base has come to expect Samsung devices to have tight integration with Google apps and services. However, that doesn’t mean Samsung is giving up on its long-term goal of breaking free from …

Wearable Computers Sales 2014

Smartwatches and fitness bands to hit the big time this year

February 12th, 2014

Wearable tech failed to make a huge impact last year, but 2014 could be the year that smartwatches and fitness bands finally take off. Canalys forecasts that over 17 million smart bands will ship in 2014, following massive growth in the second half of last year. Based on the analyst’s findings, 1.6 million smart bands …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Price Cut

Is the Galaxy Gear about to get another permanent price cut?

February 4th, 2014

Although the Galaxy Gear wasn’t the resounding failure many had expected it to be, the high price, middling reviews and lack of functionality were certainly stumbling blocks that kept Samsung’s wearable off of our wrists in 2013. As the company preps a new entry in the lineup for later this year, several international price cuts …

Galaxy Gear knockoffs

Not even Chinese pirates want Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch

January 16th, 2014

The Galaxy Gear is so unpopular that when CNN visited the epicenter of Chinese counterfeit electronics, they could not find one Galaxy Gear knockoff. “[Counterfeiters] don’t care about the Gear as consumer demand is too weak,” said one shop assistant. “We don’t sell it anymore. It was not popular.”

Samsung Smartwatch Problems Battery

Samsung explains why making a hit smartwatch is insanely difficult

January 8th, 2014

The Galaxy Gear didn’t exactly light the world on fire, but you should have some sympathy for Samsung — it turns out that making a hit smartwatch is much more challenging than making a hit smartphone. In an interview with Re/code, Samsung Design America studio chief Dennis Miloseski discusses why smartwatches are still very much works …

Galaxy Gear Keyboard

Video: Does this tweak actually make Samsung’s Galaxy Gear usable?

January 8th, 2014

We reviewed Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch back in early October last year and we said it probably sports the sleekest design of any mobile device Samsung has ever produced. We also said the screen is great and the minimalistic user interface is terrific. Using the Galaxy Gear, however, is an entirely different story. The battery life …

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Tease

Is Samsung already preparing to unveil the next Galaxy Gear?

January 3rd, 2014

Samsung’s first entry into the wearable tech market left a lot to be desired, but there’s never been any doubt that the company would come back swinging before too long. In fact, if Samsung Mobile UK’s Twitter feed is any indication, news of the follow-up to the Galaxy Gear might be right around the corner.