Second Chris Pirillo Demo Video Showcases Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

As Galaxy Note 3 pre-orders get underway, attention continues to focus on the integration Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Gear will have with the new flagship smartphone. We’ve already seen the gear “in action,” but this time around Chris Pirillo is getting his second hands-on personal demo from T-Mobile product manager Des Smith. Smith runs through the features of the Gear including the apps, camera and other aspect of the smartwatch that remind this is a far cry from the Casio calculator watches of old.┬áIf the Galaxy Gear is on your radar, the video’s just over four minutes and well worth the time.


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  • jonathan3579

    I think this is really cool but the price is so discouraging.

  • Maybe Later

    Maybe for $100… But never $300.

    • ThinkAgain

      Men regularly spend hundreds on watches that only tell the time.

  • Bud

    Wasted money.

  • EnX$$

    boring garbage. ill take the note 3 but not this

  • mreveryphone

    It’s already been stated this is a glorified beta test. I’ll wait for the second release.

    • Kenan Jackson

      Very true that this is a beta version, with the second generation being released not too far in the future – that alone should confirm it’s not “up to snuff” yet. But it’s a promising design and Samsung has the development department to finally bring about a useful smartwatch.

      Now let’s talk about that ridiculous $300 price point… If the next is the same I’ll pick one up used only.

  • Jay

    Can someone explain. Is the gear a stand alone phone or an accessory to a phone? Why is it $300?! Does it come with a complementary Tab 7.0?

    • MastarPete

      Everything I’ve seen says it’s an accessory to the Note 3 and only the Note 3 at this time. I would hope they’d eventually open it up and make it a universal accessory, but based on comments it’s sounding like that may not happen until the Gear 2.

  • Deadeye37

    Its cool, but not $300 cool. Also, they need to get it so that it works with smartphones outside of Samsung for most of the functions.

    • Kenan Jackson

      Hell, right now it only quirks with the Note 3…

  • The watch is cool, but there is no way I could justify buying a $300 side item for my phone. It can only be used for that phone too??? Oh no. I do like it though.

  • 21stNow

    Lovin’ it!

  • monchis

    I really don’t see an issue with the price. This is a watch with a camera on it! That is pretty awesome. It seems like it is really easy to do things quickly for those on the go people. I will definitely buy this when it’s compatible with other smart phones. note phones are too big for me.

    • Eugene

      It’s a cool watch, especially the camera feature. However, for 300 dollars you can buy a 32 gb 2013 Nexus 7 with a case. When the Nexus 5 comes out it will most likely be close to 300 dollars as well. There’s no reason why an accessory to a phone should cost as much as a full device. I don’t think it should cost more than 150 dollars.

      • monchis

        I am sure it will still sell like hot cakes. I would buy one, but unfortunately I will not buy a note 3. You can’t wear a nexus 7 or 5 around your wrist :)

  • Eugene

    Someone mentioned this in a youtube vid about the Gear and I’m not sure how many people noticed. But it doesn’t seem like the display is always on. You have to unlock it. How does that make sense if you actually want to use it as a watch?

  • kay

    Did anyone notice it said it was 66 degrees celsius?

  • AcemanX AcemanX

    this is the same video…

  • arglebargle2

    Did you notice there was a hard cut during the weather voice search? I wonder how many times he had to ask for the weather before it actually worked.