“the device exhibits multiple shortcomings, including a high price tag, a short battery life, its status as a companion device and its limited compatibility. The bottom line is the Galaxy Gear smartwatch probably will not succeed in the market and Samsung will need to try again with a more refined product.”

Other testers noted that there was a noticeable time lag in trying to operate the device’s tiny touch screen, and that the menus were unintuitive. The inclusion of speakers, a microphone and a camera puzzled them – and the $299 price was criticised as too high”

Seems V2.0 can’t arrive too soon.

Samsung’s first smartwatch could soon be obsolete as second version looms

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