Anonymous, 30 Jul 2016why this is more expensive than a cellphone*Bc the people who designed it and built it and Samsung as a company need to get paid for being talented and for the effort and the hours of lavor and sacrifice they make in order to give you a flawless device like this one. This is my first Tizen base device that i own and it is so intuitive that i would never regret from paying what i paid for it. In fact, i hope they make a watch similar to this fitness band but with a wider screen...like the Gear S. I would be awesome. Considering that the Gear S sold out.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2016why this is more expensive than a cellphone*For the cellphones these mosly pair with it isn't.
This market segment are seen as luxury items and do generally carry a little more markup as standard.
When prices come down (R&D costs being met);and greater quantities start to get made, we will see prices drop hugely.
Remember when DVD players cost thousands of dollars?
Bluray players being ten-twenty times their present cost..?
We need thin wearbles with longer battery life anyway, so this segment is still very immature..
Samsung having experimented with watch OS's probably has a little more in R&D to recoup; and these curved glass 'Fit's' are fairly unique.
Missed opportunity if this thing still doesn't have a mic. Even without a speaker.. a mic can do a lot... "OK Samsung?"