Pebble Smartwatch Creator Says Samsung "Hasn't Thought it Through"

By Gary Cutlack on at

Eric Migicovsky, boss of the wildly successful team that launched the Pebble smartwatch, isn't very impressed by Samsung's new Galaxy Gear, claiming Samsung's too obsessed with tech specs and doesn't understand how people use smartwatches -- or why they buy them.

Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt event, Migicovsky said: "I think everyone is kind of ignoring the things that you need to do with a smartwatch. It needs to mesh into your life, it needs to have a long battery life... and it needs to just not, you know, be annoying."

In terms of Samsung's new Galaxy Gear, the Pebble boss doesn't appear to be impressed, summarising: "I think a lot of competitors -- Samsung for example -- have created products that, on paper, seem to be these over-specced machines, but nobody has really thought about how they fit into your life." [Slashgear]