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Thursday Poll: Are You Getting the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch?

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Yesterday, we asked if the Galaxy Note 3 was your next smartphone. With a large number of our readers saying “yes,” there is only one question that remains – are you picking up the Galaxy Gear to go with it? The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first major attempt at a smartwatch, and for the most part, we are pretty impressed.

Despite the fact that you need to be running a newer Galaxy device with TouchWiz, the watch does offer a few great features for users. With the ability to run apps from Samsung’s App Store, take pictures with its built-in camera and a supposed battery life of 25 hours, the Gear acts as a very productive extension to your smartphone. The only downer that we can see is the price tag, listed at $299. Is it worth that much?

We want to hear your thoughts below.

Are you buying the Galaxy Gear smartwatch?

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  • mcdonsco

    Would need to be a lot smaller for me to consider it.

  • Brandon Golway

    Nope! Maybe the second or third generation.

  • Dorian Brooks

    If they could of made it compatible with phones/tablets at least running ICS. Dropped the camera. (I find it overkill.) Three days of battery life at bare minimal. (Weekend nature warriors.) I would start to consider it at $300, as an early adapter. As is I’ll wait till 2nd generation version.

  • mikeszekely

    I’m going to pass… on this, and the Toq. I really do want a smartwatch, but not one that costs as much as my phone. And seriously, I don’t need it to have a camera and apps and games and crap. I just need it to show me the time, caller ID, and notifications for missed calls, emails, and texts. That’s it.

  • Jason Geiger

    If it was more of a stand alone device where I could work out with it on while playing synced music from my note 2 or Pandora then I might be interested. Why have a smart phone on you and this at the same time?

  • Wil Gibson

    It was neat until I read it only worked with newer Galaxy devices, and given I just bought a Nexus 4 in May, I won’t be getting a Galaxy anytime soon. I wish we would here more about the Smartwatch 2,specifically pricing and availability in North America.

  • NexusMan

    If it worked with non Galaxy devices, I’d “consider” it, but for now, I am holding out for Google’s Google Now Smart Watch entry.


    Dang, overwhelmingly NO!

  • Zack Kolev

    Nope. I moved my GS4 from TouchWiz to the Google Play rom and love it. No regrets at all after almost 2 months. Still fast and smooth as butter. The touchwiz stock rom started to suck after the 1st 2 weeks.

    This watch will be mostly useless for someone with a pure Google version of Android. Waiting for a Nexus watch or at least something from Motorola.

  • chris420o

    i just lol’d when i saw people clicked yes…so there are that many sammy fanboys on this site..hmm