Smartwatches have been all over Kickstarter for the last year or two, with watch makers and startups alike raising millions of dollars from folks interested in wearable computers.

This might be the year where the startups have to begin competing with big name companies. Rumor has it that Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all looking at the smartwatch space.

Personally I don’t find it that inconvenient to pull my phone out of my pocket to tell the time, so I’m not sure I need a wristwatch to help me screen my phone calls. But I also haven’t worn a watch since I was in college, back in the dark ages.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

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2 replies on “Lilbits (8-05-2013): Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch on the way?”

  1. You don’t find it difficult to screen your calls while in the shower? You have to get out of the shower, dripping wet, grab your phone from your pants with your wet hands and cancel the call. Also, if you wear jeans or commonly are busy with various things the Pebble really works well. If you are meant to be paying attention to people you shouldn’t pull your phone out – but you can read your messages quickly and discreetly from your pebble. Also, I don’t want to pull my phone out every time I for get the day/date/time.
    I am curious to see what Samsung’s device offers. I suspect it will offer too much at too greater a price (and probably poorer battery life). Pebble’s simplicity is the key as it just stays out of your way and gives you what you want when you need it.

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