Published on 01-15-2014 08:38 AM
I'd like to thanks TELUS for providing Howardforums.com the review unit of the Samsung Galaxy Gear first and foremost, so thank you TELUS.
When the Samsung Galaxy Gear was announced I had the same reaction as i'm sure many of you did. "What, why, what's the point?" Once those thoughts settled and I had moved past them I started thinking if I had one, how would I use it? Would I take advantage of all its features and would it really impact my daily life enough to warrant its pretty steep entry price?
I asked Howard if he had one that I could review because that's always easier then spending my $ on something I may just not like and low and behold, here we are!
First things first, let's get this out of the way.
Do you wear a watch currently?
Yes? Carry on then.
No? Nothing for you to see here, move along.
Why do I say this so abruptly?
Quite honestly, if you don't wear a watch now and you're interested in a smart watch the Galaxy Gear may not be for you. Firstly, there's the well known "issue" of it working with Samsung only hardware so all you HTC / Nexus / Blackberry / Nokia and all need not apply. Secondly, this isn't a small watch. I have fairly large wrists and I found even for me it was a big large. However, style is personal and some love huge watches. 50mm watch sizing shows there's a market for that. Now don't get me wrong, the Gear is not a 50mm watch, but for me it wore like one. Big, brass, bold and it got attention.
So with all that out of the way let's get this party started.
For this review I had the Gear paired with my Note 3 for those interested.