Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Remember what I said on Friday?

The challenge all of these “smart” watches need to overcome is to position them as a piece of both function and fashion, substance and style. WIMM’s first attempt, the One, is ugly, and when has Samsung ever produced a truly beautiful mobile product?

There are ankle monitors that look more elegant than this.

There’s nothing for Samsung buyers to fear, though; next year’s model will certainly look like a knockoff of the rumoured Apple watch.

Update: GigaOm claims that these images represent a prototype. Seems odd for a marketing firm to produce a promotional video not featuring the final product, though.