Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Return Rate “Trending Over 30%”

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  1. Preach2k

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    Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch looks to be off to a very bad start. Seen inside of the document, there has been an above 30% return rate for the device. A number that is high for a device that has seen a ton of both positive and negative publicity. Although, some reviews for the Gear gave it rather low scores for lacking any real functionality or worth for consumers. That doesn’t cover the $300 price tag.
    Samsung has asked employees on hand at the Samsung store inside Best Buy locations to dig deeper and start asking customers exactly why they are returning the device. When Samsung gains enough feedback, maybe they can either fix its current problem or do better with Galaxy Gear 2.

    Has anyone here purchased Gear, only to later return it?

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    Ah, nothing to worry about. Samsung's got their best astroturfers on this already -- it'll be as good as gold by Monday!

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    Thats exactly it, there is no real use for the device.
     
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    especially for $300! I won't replace my Sony Smartwatch anytime soon until it is more like $100.
     
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    #boycottsamsung
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    Problem solved.
     
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    Yeah, stupid to sync with the phone. And most people would not spring for a separate data plan (although maybe it would work with shared plans).

    Target this to the fitness market and you have a winner. That means strip-out most of the social media stuff and Sammie UI and just focus on apps for running, cycling, weightlifting, etc...Beef-up the memory so people can store mp3's to listen to. The ability to sync this Android device with your phone and other gadgets is what would make it appealing vs. alternatives.
     
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    It is too expensive to buy,I don't think it can do anything for my life

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    1. it's not waterproof.
    2. no front facing camera.
    3. pathetic battery.
    4. overpriced.
    5. NO THANKS!

    i'll stick to my tag heuer or longines.
     
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    All I want is a watch that:

    1. Tells time
    2. Counts my steps
    3. Senses my heart rate
    4. Must be water proof


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    I got a heart rate monitor for that.
    It lasted about as long as a $1 watch before I broke the crystal.
    My list for a smart watch #1-10 items would be Mark being Mark proof followed by 9 "ditto"s .

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    It just seems overpriced to me. Plus, I bet a lot of those returns are people who bought it without checking if it was compatible with their device.

    Also, fitness yes, fashion no. I'd use this while working out, with a HR monitor, but I don't generally wear any jewelry other than my wedding ring, don't like the irritation.
     
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    It's definitely not a fashion accessory. And for $300 even the "I have so much money to blow I wasted it on a $300 watch" falls woefully short compared to people wearing $2000+ watches.
     
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