Even Cult of Android doesn't like Galaxy Gear
Underwhelmed would be a good way to describe reviews of Samsung's smart watch offering:
The notifications are Orwellian, the media controls are exiguous, and the app selection has no substance to underpin the hype.
Galaxy Gear feels like a product that Samsung rushed to market in an effort to get a head start in the category many are calling the next big thing.
Talk about damning with faint praise:
The Gear isn’t bad for a first-generation Samsung product
And a tough cut to go with a 4 out of 10 star rating from Wired:
Still, Galaxy Gear just isn’t something most folks need. It’s not even something I wanted to keep on my wrist all day
This is what happens when me-too manufacturers try to get ahead of Apple.