This past weekend I did something I've not done since the late 1900s: strap on a watch. Not just any wristwatch, mind you, but a smart
watch — Samsung's Galaxy Gear
, to be exact... paired with a Galaxy Note 3.
Back in 1999 I got my first PCS phone from clearNET
, and the network-adjusted time on that "digital" phone made wearing a watch redundant — at least for me. I have at least one friend who has carried on wearing wristwatches to this very day; for me, the convenience of glancing at my wrist is made moot by the phone I usually have in my other hand.
So maybe I'm not the best person to be reviewing this early iteration of a nascent product category. But hey, if the Gear can win me over then it's gotta be good, right?