Steve Wozniak Thinks the Samsung Galaxy Gear is "Worthless"

By Gerald Lynch on at

It seems we share illustrious company when it comes to being non-plussed over Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has branded Samsung's early attempt at an Android wearable "worthless".

Speaking to Xconomy at the Flying Car innovation conference, the Woz claimed that the Gear was " the only technology I bought to experiment with that I threw out after half a day, sold it on eBay because it was so worthless and did so little that was convenient."

"You had to hold it up to your ear and stuff," he complained (though that does paint quite a funny image!). Samsung's most recent smartphone effort, using Android Wear in the Gear Live, is a far more accomplished device, thankfully, but still some way off being the perfect wearable. So, who does Wozniak hope can make the first breakthrough with the smartwatch form factor? Well, Apple, naturally:

"When one company does one thing very strikingly different, and everybody says this company got it right, this is the way of the future. In the past, it's been Apple a number of times -- not always. So I'm really hoping that Apple's the big breakthrough." [Xconomy via CNET]