1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

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

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Preach2k, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Preach2k
    Offline

    Preach2k DF News Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Hometown Brooklyn, NY Now Fuquay Varina, NC
    samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch-white-color.jpg

    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?

    Source
  2. gadgetrants
    Offline

    gadgetrants Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ah, nothing to worry about. Samsung's got their best astroturfers on this already -- it'll be as good as gold by Monday!

    -Matt
    1 person likes this.
  3. johnomaz
    Offline

    johnomaz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Thats exactly it, there is no real use for the device.
    2 people like this.
  4. hammerhead13
    Offline

    hammerhead13 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Florida

    especially for $300! I won't replace my Sony Smartwatch anytime soon until it is more like $100.
  5. acousticshade
    Offline

    acousticshade New Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    #boycottsamsung
    #boycottapple

    Problem solved.
  6. kodiak799
    Offline

    kodiak799 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,746
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    63
    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.
  7. alexcool
    Offline

    alexcool New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It is too expensive to buy,I don't think it can do anything for my life

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
  8. xeene
    Offline

    xeene Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    usa
    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.
    1 person likes this.
  9. JohnnytheK
    Offline

    JohnnytheK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,356
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    48
    All I want is a watch that:

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


    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
  10. mountainbikermark
    Offline

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,124
    Likes Received:
    334
    Trophy Points:
    83
    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 .

    Support Our Troops!!!
    <><
    Beast Mode (Notetoo)
    1 person likes this.
  11. mykl376
    Offline

    mykl376 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    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.
  12. kodiak799
    Offline

    kodiak799 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,746
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    63
    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.
  13. JohnnytheK
    Offline

    JohnnytheK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,356
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Yeah, if I need a smart watch it better be all of that and a bag of chips.

    If it could really be live video phone, perhaps two pickups. It'd have to be Jetson but other than that, yawn.

    Don't need one. Check out this article.

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/26/sony-smartwatch-2-review?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000594

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
  14. KaChow
    Offline

    KaChow Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    143
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    When I was talking to the District Manager at Verizon and when he was probing me as to why I didn't want to but the Galaxy Gear watch. I told him flat out and simple enough, to me watches are Jewelry, I don't wear necklaces, I wear a Plat/22kt wedding band, but I don't wear anything else that is gouwdy or tasteless. My watch is a high end two-tone Chronograph Automatic, and the Swiss timing is precise. I don't trust a battery on my wrist, if I have to go 2-3 without a chargeable power source I want to know that I can keep the exact and precise time, and not have to worry about turning my watch off to save the battery. I'm simply not interested in owning one of these devices, as they remind of these days... pic below...

    509px-Cfx400c.JPG

    Maybe Samsung should try to create something like this in their next go around...

    Maxwell_Smart_and_Shoe_Phone_from_Get_Smart.jpg
    1 person likes this.
  15. akhenax
    Online

    akhenax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    NY
    People don't get it.

    The Galaxy Gear is not for tech heads like you and I. It's for people that want what other people can't or won't pay for to get. It's for those who think it's awesome having a watch that costs 300 smackers, knowing no one you see on the train, at work, or in your social circles is going to have one; probably because no has the discretionary income to afford it, or no one is stupid enough to think they need one.

    This is an accessory for the minority, not the masses.
  16. PereDroid
    Offline

    PereDroid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    $300 is just way to much and to only work with a few devices? I don't understand why anyone would choose this over the Sony product. And the whole camera idea on it is just lame in my opinion.
  17. Dusty
    Offline

    Dusty Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    DC/NoVA
    The Samsung watch doesn't even do the one task that a smartwatch needs to do. All it does is alert you to a message. No preview, no indication of who it's from. That's pretty useless. I picked up the Sony SW2 a few weeks ago and it's far less gimmicky, gives me text/email/phone call previews, and looks great with the metal band instead of the plastic/rubber wristband.

    In my opinion, Samsung threw the kitchen sink in it but forgot the knobs.
Search tags for this page
galaxy gear
,

samsung astroturfers