Samsung is out with their new smartwatch which has given the company a lot of good PR:
Samsung Electronics unveiled the world’s first smartwatch dubbed Galaxy Gear in Berlin on Wednesday. Reminiscent of a gadget in a James Bond film, the clunky accessory is in effect a wrist-mounted telephone.
It was unveiled at an event two days before the opening of the IFA Berlin, the world’s leading consumer electronics trade show. The event drew around 2,500 reporters from 70 countries and was simultaneously broadcast via satellite in New York’s Times Square.
The Galaxy Gear can be used in conjunction with the new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, which was also unveiled at the event, the company said.
Samsung plans to start selling the smartwatch in 149 countries from Sept. 25.
The headstart over a similar device mooted by Apple may help the Korean giant beat its image of constantly running after its rivals in innovation. [Chosun Ilbo]
However, via the Marmot’s Hole comes news that this watch is not practical at all. The watch has 10 hours of battery life, the touch screen lags, the speakers suck, among a host of other problems that can be yours for $300.