Galaxy Gear vs. Pebble – Similarities and disparities

The arrival of smart-watches seems to be the next big thing as far as new technology is concerned, and although we are still not totally sold on the idea we can see these gadgets becoming a popular new accessory. This is where we are intrigued to know more about these devices and the two that have caught our attention are, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Pebble smart watch.

Today we are looking at a comparison video that highlights both similar features and the differences between the two. In the video embedded below this article potential consumers can get an idea of what’s on offer and which one may be more suitable for them.

Lasting around 6 minutes the comparison delivers an informative look at both products, as the Pebble smart watch has become the biggest-ever Kickstarter surprise this year, while the Galaxy Gear seems to be a feature-packed device which shares similarities with a miniaturized smartphone.

This comes at a time when over-sized watches seem to be a trend for wearers and this is ideal for the manufacturers of these products, as the new smart-watches could be an alternate fashion accessory. In fact, it seems like plenty of other companies are now starting to jump on the bandwagon contemplating a future call for these gadgets.

By looking at reviews on both of these smart-watches we are not entirely sold and question whether they are more of a gimmick than something that is meeting a need, although we cannot deny they have quite impressive features. Smart-watches are not for everyone and some suggest the brighter coloured ones look like something a child would wear, therefore, these products have met a requirement.

We can guarantee many kids will be asking for one for Christmas, and to be fair the more adult looking ones are pretty stylish when you look at other basic fashion watches on the market. Without divulging too much of what can already be seen in video we thought we would highlight the prices, as the feature-laden Galaxy Gear is quite steep at around $299, while the Pebble smart watch has a pre-order price of $150.

Those of you wanting to get further comparisons on other available products may find last month’s comparison post on the Galaxy Gear vs. Sony SmartWatch 2 ideal for finding out more on the specs on these devices. We would love to know your thoughts on whether you have contemplated a new smart watch? Or do you feel designer watches have nothing to fear from these cool gadgets?

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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