Samsung Admits Galaxy Gear "Lacks Something Special" (But Will Still Sell it, of Course)

By Gerald Lynch on at

Whether you think smartwatches are a great idea or not, you'd hope that the brains behind the devices at least have some faith in the quality of the wrist-based products they're putting out. Not so with Samsung it would seem, with a loose-lipped executive admitting to the Korea Times that the company acknowledges that the Galaxy Gear "lacks something special".

"With more investment for user interface and user experience, Samsung devices will be better in terms of customer satisfaction," continued the refreshingly honest and now almost-certainly-unemployed representative.

That won't stop Samsung from selling the Galaxy Gear for a pretty penny though. It'll launch at £300 in the UK (£110 more than its US cost), where it'll initially act as a companion to the ginormous £600 Galaxy Note 3, before receiving an update allowing it to play nicely with the Note 2 and Galaxy S3.

If you're still totally sold on the idea of a smart watch from Samsung, turn your attention to the Galaxy Gear 2. It seems Samsung already has. [Korea Times via CNET]