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.
No camera is a little bit of disappointment, but it can connect to wifi and 3g itself without needing a smartphone and has its own sim so it seems to be a small smartphone and i'm pleased with it.
I hate to say this but, judging from the current GEAR. I wouldn't be caught dead spoting this on my arm. Applewatch on the other hand, is something I WANT to wear, there's a certain appeal and definitely more functionality to it than what SAMSUNG has done. GEAR needs a major overhaul. get rid of the plastic look and make the hardware customizable. I think then will GEAR be a real contender. Apple just pooped on every smart watch. sad
abdp, 29 Aug 2014no camera?Excellent, this is the first REAL smartwatch. The only things stopping me buying the model as soon as it's on the shelves are:
1. No front-facing camera
2. No wireless charging (but keep the micro-usb too!)
3. Cautious about Tizen/app support compared to Android
No one of these is a fatal lack, just the combination.
why do you need a camera on a smartwatch its a tiny screen the gear s is good dont ask for more
beka, 09 Sep 2014Have no camera? Will have no succses... It is a step back!!!!gear s camera yes
Smile, 08 Sep 2014tell me which other Smartwatch has CAMERA?Samsung Gear 2
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2014looks like no camera on ittell me which other Smartwatch has CAMERA?
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2014I "like it" and "don't like it" at the same time. Better than earlier eff... moretell me which other Smartwatch has CAMERA?
What do you want, octacore in a watch, or 4 Gigs of RAM in a watch, what are you gonnca do with that? play games on the tiny screen, or may be you will demand a larger screen later..
What is a watch doing with a dual core processor ?? Like seriously
It's not like people are gonna be playing minecraft on it
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2014looks like no camera on itWho said it has a camera??