Samsung reminds us we've wanted a smart watch for the past 60 years
Samsung's Galaxy Gear is a going to be a tough sell. It has limited functionality and said functionality is limited to only a few Android devices. Specifically the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, and Galaxy S4. The first two are brand new having just recently launched and the latter will have support someday soon. That's not a lot of support seeing as their are over a billion Android devices out there.
Sammy's marketing team aims to remind us that we've been wanting a smartwatch for the past 60 years. We've seen them pop up in cartoons, tv shows, and movies. Now, we can act like Inspector Gadget, Captain Kirk, George Jetson, or Dick Tracy. Most consumers have never heard of Pebble, Metawatch or Sonys smartwatch.
Samsung's massive marketing budget will help these types of products reach more than just tech geeks and that's a good thing, even if we don't think Samsung's Galaxy Gear is the smartwatch that we've been dreaming about all these years.