The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is accumulating plenty of attention lately, as many people are intrigued to find out more about this product. This has given us cause to see what all the fuss is about and whether another addition to the world of smartwatches will raise the profile of these new gadgets. Today we are getting a first look impression of the Samsung Galaxy Gear as we see the unboxing regardless of the lack of box.
To keep all things Samsung we have found an interesting video shown above courtesy of YouTube, which demonstrates the new Galaxy Gear being filmed by the Black Magic Cinema camera also by Samsung. With a video like this on show a specific audience will be watching for a number of reasons.
While some are interested in the latest smartwatch, others may be taking note of how the Black Magic Cinema 2.5k camera films this, so we thought it would be a good idea to focus on the smartwatch first.
As the presenter initially shows of the new Galaxy Gear inside the USB charging case our first impression was “how big is this?” With that in mind, the actual size is not that big but still too large for some. As far as watches go the bigger style seems to be quite fashionable at the moment, but we are unsure whether smartwatches are ideal for all, especially those who use their watches like a form of jewellery or just something to tell the time.
The battery life of the Galaxy Gear is around 24 hours before recharging, which is another aspect that makes me reluctant to take off my sleek Armani watch that has been running with the existing battery for three years.
While the presenter compares this to his Pebble smartwatch both the watches on display are bright colours that are also trendy for the younger generation, although we agree with the presenter that they do look more like something a 12 year old would wear. Without discussing too much about what is being said in the video we thought it would be worth linking to recent post in which we mentioned the Black Magic Cinema 2.5k camera in a full review.
In this we show a couple review videos of this camera in action, as one of them highlights the hardware and user interface as well as the specs. According to some, this camera is an impressive piece of kit that can be used to bring that cinematic film look in the remotest of locations, and works well for those intending to create everything from independent films and documentaries to filming festivals and in this case, YouTube videos.
So as we draw to a close, we are interested in your thoughts on this new addition to the world of smartwatches, as well as how you feel the Black Magic Cinema 2.5k camera performs. Are you still not totally convinced by the growing industry of smartwatches?