Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch commercials deliver an epic blast of nostalgia... but that's about it because the so-called smartwatch doesn't deliver anything!
Posted on YouTube, the first spot (above) shows off watches with advanced functionality — from Dick Tracy's communication watch to KITT's smart watch in Knight Rider.mashable.com
In Samsung's second spot (below), film and TV characters are shown talking into their watches, including the Predator, Penny from Inspector Gadget and Agent 86 from Get Smart.techcrunch.com
Both ads let you reminisce about a time when the idea of a smartwatch belonged only to fiction and touts the Galaxy Gear as bringing all these dreams alive.thenextweb.com
Gallery: The Samsung Galaxy Gear!
READ: Samsung announced its first Android-powered smart watch called the Galaxy Gear
It’s big. It’s gaudy. It’s packed with fancy hardware and comes loaded with software features–some of which you’d probably never use.time.com
It's a smartphone accessory that can pick up notifications, control music playback, and keep time with a rich variety of watch faces, but Samsung takes it a few steps further by integrating a 1.9-megapixel camera, a speaker, and two microphones — allowing you to shoot short 720p movies and even conduct phone calls with the Galaxy Gear.theverge.com
The Galaxy Gear is not a phone in its own right — it relies on a Bluetooth connection to your Samsung Galaxy device in order to do most of its connected work.businessinsider.com
The Galaxy Gear is a feature-rich device. Basic onboard apps include a pedometer and the ability to find your Galaxy (or, alternatively, an option to find your Gear via your Galaxy handset), but most impressive of all is the number of compatible apps.theverge.com
Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch prototype leaked ahead of September 4th launch; can click photos, send email
Venture Beat on Sunday posted photos of what it says is a prototype of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch that was sent to developers. The photos are actually stills from an "internal promotional marketing video" that was created by an independent team working with Samsungcnet.com
The photos show off the purported smartwatch's OLED display running what appears to be a handful of different apps.
Along with the photos, Venture Beat detailed some specs of the prototype Galaxy Gear that match up with previously reported details.
The Galaxy Gear will likely have a square OLED display, a 4-megapixel camera and will come preloaded with Android.gigaom.com
According to News.com.au, the analysis of the smartwatch indicates that the gadget has limited battery power, which means it can only survive for 10 hours.bhaskar.com
Rumoured specifications of Samsung Galaxy Gear:
UPDATE: Samsung to reportedly debut 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch on Sept. 4
Samsung officially is not confirming anything, however SamMobile.com, a website that monitors Samsung devices going to market, claims the new watch, called Galaxy Gear, will debut on September 4theaustralian.com.au
Like Google Glass, the touted new watch is tipped to bring controls such as a power button and menu control to a wearable item – in Samsung’s case to the wristband.androidcommunity.com
It’s being called the Samsung Galaxy Gear and it will act as a companion device to existing Samsung Galaxy products.appleinsider.com
Samsung confirms making a smartwatch
There's also no word on what a Samsung watch would be like (S9110 touchscreen watchphone from 2009 above) so until hardware is actually unveiled, we'll just have to use our imagination.engadget.com
Samsung is indeed working on a smart watch, the company’s Executive Vice President of Mobile told Bloomberg in an interview today.techcrunch.com
Lee gave no details about the features of the watch or its price, merely saying that the company has been "preparing the watch product for so long."mashable.com
"We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them." - Samsung vice president Lee Young Heet3.com
Rumored pictures of the Samsung smart watch