Samsung Galaxy Gear
4 September 2013
Samsung just announced their new wearable piece of technology. From The Verge:
Yes, it’s a smartphone accessory that can pick up notifications, control music playback, and keep time with a rich variety of watch faces, but Samsung takes it a few steps further by integrating a 1.9-megapixel camera, a speaker, and two microphones — allowing you to shoot short 720p movies and even conduct phone calls with the Galaxy Gear.
So do you point your hand at whatever you want to film, like Buzz Lightyear? And are we all going to be having conversations looking like Michael Knight calling Kitt?
This, though, jumped out most of all — battery life:
Samsung promises “about a day” of endurance from the Gear, but by the end of our briefing with the company, the cameras on most of its demo units were refusing to turn on due to the watches running low on power.
“About a day”. If this is something Samsung expect people to wear everyday — you know, as they would, say, a watch — then battery life has got to be better than “about a day”.
Who wants to have to charge up their watch every single day?