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Samsung Galaxy Gear Ad

Video: One of 2013’s worst gadgets gets the year’s worst ad

December 23rd, 2013

Samsung’s marketing team is rightly renowned for its creative ads that can make even the most boring products seem exciting — the fact that the company was able to create a memorable ad for solid-state drives speaks volumes about its talent. But there’s one gadget that is so bad that it’s thrown even the top …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Ad Santa

Video: Samsung besmirches Santa, depicts him as a Galaxy Gear fan

December 10th, 2013

While Samsung released two of the year’s best smartphones this year in the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, its first-generation smartwatch has been widely panned by critics and even some Samsung execs have admitted that it’s really not all that great. But Samsung isn’t ready to give up on the first version of …

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review

Review: Sony outsmarts Samsung with SmartWatch 2

December 6th, 2013

Smartwatches are the future… or something like that. As growth in the smartphone market slows, especially at the high end where companies have been making a killing, consumer electronics giants need to look elsewhere to bolster earnings growth. For Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Sony, LG and maybe even Apple, that “elsewhere” is wearable computing. The wearables …

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Release Date

Galaxy Gear sequel to reportedly launch alongside Galaxy S5 next year

November 27th, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch will certainly go down as one of the tech world’s biggest duds of 2013 but Samsung is already hard at work to make sure that its second-generation Gear delivers where the first-generation model did not. And Korea’s ETNews reports that the next-generation Gear could come as soon as the first quarter …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Official Sales

Not an epic flop after all: Samsung has sold 800,000 Galaxy Gears

November 19th, 2013

In retrospect, the BusinessKorea report about Samsung only selling 50,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches was too bad to be true. Per Reuters, Samsung announced on Tuesday that it has sold around 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches so far, which is hardly a world-beating sales figure but certainly not an all-out disaster like the 50,000-unit sales figure reported Tuesday. …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Sales

The Galaxy Gear is reportedly an epic flop, has sold under 50,000 units

November 18th, 2013

As amazing as it seems, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch may be an even bigger bomb than the ill-fated Facebook-centric HTC First smartphone. BusinessKorea reports that Samsung has sold less than 50,000 Galaxy Gears so far, a stunningly low number that would put even the worst flops released this year to shame. That Samsung’s device has …

Samsung Defends Galaxy Gear

Samsung exec compares the Galaxy Gear to an unripened tomato

November 18th, 2013

Samsung seems to have developed a knack for comparing its devices to fruits. Fresh off an ad that compared its Galaxy Round smartphone to a lemon, Samsung executive David Eun has told Business Insider’s Ignition conference that Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch is like a “small green tomato.” Eun made the comparison after being asked how the company …

Wearables Poll Google Glass

Poll shows Americans want wearables – but probably not Google Glass

November 13th, 2013

Yet another study was released this week suggesting that Americans are indeed interested in wearable technology such as fitness bands and smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear or Apple’s upcoming “iWatch.” And once again, the study suggests that consumers’ interest likely doesn’t carry over to headsets and eyewear like Google Glass.

Wearable Technology Adoption

Another big barrier blocking widespread wearable tech adoption emerges

October 31st, 2013

The general geekiness of early wearable technology offerings like Google Glass and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch is obviously a significant barrier to widespread adoption, but it’s hardly the only barrier. A new study from the business technology team at market research firm GfK found that there is in fact a good amount of awareness of …

Smartwatch Demand

Does anyone really want smartwatches?

October 30th, 2013

We have covered smartwatches with increasing frequency over the past year here at BGR, and almost every time we do, we can’t help but wonder what exactly is behind the surge in interest. Most recent offerings seem like an answer to Apple’s “iWatch,” which doesn’t even exist yet, of course. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear in particular …