Available in Ireland in October from the usual mobile phone retailers, the Galaxy Gear is the next generation of devices designed to revolutionise how we do our ‘stuff’ on the go.
Capable of syncing seamlessly with the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone which launches alongside it, it does lots of clever stuff. Like allow you to receive messages direct to your wrist, record video, take pictures, act as a pedometer and um, you know, tell the time.
They’re calling it a ‘premium accessory’ and that means it’s got to look pretty damn amazing. Does it though?
For guys, maybe so. But there’s little doubt that Samsung wants the female market too. And here’s the thing: Eircom’s 2013 household sentiment survey indicated that Ireland has a higher female smartphone ownership than men, so giving over one of the shade options to rose gold is a clever move for a Michael Kors-obsessed population.
In an era of smartphones, the watch has enjoyed an unexpected renaissance in recent years, in large part due to MK and cronies. Big, chunky, retro timepieces are currently massively popular. So I wonder has Samsung hit the mark with the styling on the Galaxy Gear, or will we be seeing something a little more female-friendly down the line.
What do you think – love it for the tech, leave it for its looks or dying to buy?