SS, 11 Sep 2014Do you know what the major stepback other than camera? It needs a Android 4.3 compatible Samsu... moreThere are enough people with Android phones with 4.3 that it shouldn't be a problem. You should have a galaxie s or note anyway.
Smartphone cameras are very useful in everiday pro life, not only to make video calls but, just to cite an example, when reading panels with several info om them instead of noting everything down every time. A simple camera would have been more useful than a dual core processor IMHO. Not really substituting the possession of a smartphone yet.
Perfect specs for a smartwatch. Just needs to run full Android rather than Tizen. I really appreciate this as the first smartwatch with acceptable display resolution.
- Run Android.
- More normal width band. This looks ridiculous.
- Mirasol type display would be better for battery and outdoor visibility. I don't care about color quality for images on a tiny screen.
joe, 11 Sep 2014wondering if it is possible to add solar energy receiver built on a watch strap. not possible!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you know what the major stepback other than camera? It needs a Android 4.3 compatible Samsung device to install apps on the watch, which keeps it from becoming a fully standalone watch.
wonderful especially sim card but the question is this watch good to make calls ? speaker and earphone location
Nice but... Take the screen 'right to the edge' sensors and other buttons that take screen real estate MUST be put on the leading edges; lots of room there. The device is way too thick. Needs to be 6-8 mm thick max, it's not a "brick" FFS! How many iterations of this do we need to refine it to what is really needed? Do Samsung do ANY market research at all?!
wondering if it is possible to add solar energy receiver built on a watch strap.
better yet, wondering if it would be possible to add camera beneath the screen and OLED layer can be used as the outer lens substitue although I don't think that technology is there yet or is it?
it would be great if Samsung can add a camera that swivels, capable to shoot selfie and other ranges.Probably positioned on top with a small notch to prevent finger prints on the lens and so forth.
i have the Galaxy Gear are amazed. this is something else. the screen is crisp. the band is really smart. overall top product.
As for Apple’s entry: Steve Jobs absence has never been so apparent. Apple's entry doesn't really meet the "Apple look" requirement and it isn't a standalone cell phone either. Looks like every other cheap Chinese wearable rectangle with a watch strap; very disappointing IMHO. The Samsung Gear S looks promising.
Glad it doesn't have a camera. All I need is 2G/3G phone and text in a stand along efficient quality screened wearable. Texting must be threaded and S voice enabled. Hoping it has a good battery life; that is key! Good bye cell phone. Hello Samsung Gear S. "Watch"ing and waiting...
what? no camera? it's a watch! it's attached to your hand. who in his right mind would shoot a picture with a watch attached to the hand? are you filming a spy movie or something?
I like this innovation already and please don't attempt to add camera on this. for one, it eats battery life and nobody wants a smartwatch that gets detached everyday just to recharge.