But Samsung's Galaxy Gear isn't that watch, at least not for me. After a week of wearing one of the models sold by Verizon Wireless, here's what I learned:
- The display is easy to read and navigate. i liked the clock and weather screens and it was fairly easy to look find entries in my contact.
- Taking and making calls on your wrist is a little awkward, like using a Bluetooth earpiece. It's an acquired skill.
- The face of the watch goes dark after a few minutes, probably to save battery life. That means it takes both hands to see the time, which seems to undercut the whole reason for wearing a watch in the first place.
- The watch requires a special cradle to charge. You can't connect it directly to a charging cable. And when it's fully powered, it won't last for more than two days.
- The built-in camera takes very nice photos, but aiming and clicking takes more effort than it should.
- The watch looks nice in photos, but it's too thick and heavy to be comfortable.