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Samsung Galaxy Gear Compatibility Expanding

Samsung Galaxy Gear compatibility finally expanding to more phones

October 28th, 2013

When Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear smartwatch earlier this month, its status as a niche device was made even more apparent by its lack of compatibility with all but two of Samsung’s smartphones and tablets. As the month comes to a close, Samsung has finally shared its plans to expand Galaxy Gear compatibility to a …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Return Rate

Geared for failure: Samsung smartwatch return rate reportedly tops 30%

October 25th, 2013

When a Samsung exec reportedly admitted that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch “lacks something special,” he wasn’t kidding. Leaked sales documents obtained by Geek.com show that the return rate for the Galaxy Gear “is trending above 30%” in Best Buy stores, an alarmingly high rate for a device that Samsung had hoped would give it an …

Galaxy Gear Update

Update gives Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch a glimmer of hope

October 23rd, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch was a huge disappointment. In our review of the device, we called it a product that had quite obviously been rushed to market and we said envisioning a future where wearables proliferate is impossible if said wearables are anything like the Gear. Compounding matters was the fact that only a small …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Ad

Video: Samsung’s Galaxy Gear ad is cooler than the actual watch

October 7th, 2013

Critics may have savaged Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear smartwatch but that hasn’t stopped the company’s crack marketing team from churning out a terrific ad that’s much cleverer than the device itself. The ad for the Gear shows the device very little and instead rolls a montage of smartwatches used in classic movies and television shows …

Smartwatch Features Poll

What do people want in a smartwatch?

October 2nd, 2013

BGR reviewed Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch earlier this week and to put it mildly, we were not impressed. The design of the watch wasn’t bad but some software issues, the lack of any kind of novel functionality or attempted innovation, and Samsung’s terrible S Voice voice control solution combined to create an awful user …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Review

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

October 1st, 2013

Top smartphone makers have a bit of a problem. They got so good at selling smartphones that there aren’t enough people left to buy them at the amazing pace the market has enjoyed over the past few years. The smartphone market is still monstrous, of course, but growth is key and growth is slowing. So …

Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear Release Date

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear debut on Friday at AT&T

September 30th, 2013

AT&T customers anxiously awaiting the next big Samsung devices can finally breathe easy — the Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be available online at att.com and in AT&T stores on Friday, October 4th. The major carriers have been taking preorders for the new Samsung Galaxy devices for several weeks now, but AT&T …