By Michael Fisher | October 24, 2013 10:03 AM
At Pocketnow, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been the subject of hands-ons, comparisons, podcasts, and innumerable editorial attacks and praises. We haven’t seen a device -or really, a product category- this polarizing since wireless charging dominated last summer’s news cycle. The old cliché rings more true of the Galaxy Gear than most tech accessories: you either love it, or you hate it.
Here’s another cliché: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Today, we’re switching from fighting the extremes to embracing them – and rolling polar with this review. We’ve toned down the spec talk and drawn a bright line between what we like and what we hate about Samsung’s latest experiment, and this installment (number 1 of 2) covers all the good stuff.
From its high-end build quality to its surprisingly robust app ecosystem, we’re counting down our top five favorite features of the Galaxy Gear. So even if you’re not sold on the Gear itself or the smartwatch concept as a whole, you’ll want to watch the video below to find out what you’re missing out on (you stick in the mud, you). And if you’ve already dropped the three hundo to buy one of these beauties yourself, give the video a look anyway to remind yourself what a smart person you are. Then hop on over to our “5 awful things about the Galaxy Gear video,” posted right alongside this one, to check out the flip side of the coin!