With the same internals and features as its predecessor, the bigger question about Pebble Steel is exactly that: How big is it? Here’s a visual comparison of the Steel next to the Galaxy Gear, MotoACTV and mechanical watches I often wear.
With two months of availability, Samsung says its Galaxy Gear is the best selling smart watch every thanks to 800,000 sales. Industry insiders say the actual figure is closer to 50,000. So which is it? Sadly, we’ll likely never know.
A major shortcoming of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch appears to be fixed with a new software update: Support for far more notifications from apps. I’m still not sold on it though. That $300 price tag and a lock to Samsung devices is off-putting.
Galaxy Gear support is coming to the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III via Samsung’s “Premium Suite” software update.
AT&T customers get a price cut on the Moto X and can still customize their device. Best Buy suggests that Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch has a 30 percent return rate. After using one for a few weeks, I understand why.
Candy Crush on the Galaxy Gear? Not only can it be done but it’s even playable on the small screen. SMS support appears to be coming to Google Hangouts while Twitter for Android tablets is here now. Well, for one tablet, anyway.
The Galaxy Gear might only run a handful of native apps, but Ars Technica has hacked it to run any app in Google Play.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear might not be the smartwatch we were hoping for it, but its latest ad is a charming trip through well-known wristwatches from pop culture’s past.
Although there’s another big player in the smartwatch game thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, I’m not sure that the current concept of smartwatches and other wearables is right. Pushing smartphone data to a wrist is just “table stakes”: Bring me context!
After some awkward sexting banter and Spiegel remaining mum on future plans for the company, TechCrunch moderator Jordan Crook asked Spiegel about the Galaxy Gear app they launched this morning.