Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CES 2016: Samsung Gear S2 smart watch

Prices start at $299.99

Mentioned in the slide show, The 2016 CES Report: The Trend Behind the Trend.  (Innovation Excellence)

Samsung Gear S2 review.  A clinic on what a smartwatch should be  (Verge, 10/13/2015
It’s far from a perfect device, and it has numerous issues that keep me from recommending it without reservations. But it offers some interesting ​ideas​​ for how a smartwatch should look and function that make it both an intriguing device and a learning lesson for the rest of the industry. If Samsung built a reference smartwatch for others to take advantage of, this would be it.

 The question I had when smartwatches first started making news:  What kind of market is there for them?

Well, Apple, the big leader in this category, has sold 12 million of its smartwatches, according to this report in Wareable.  Samsung will likely to be challenged to reach this level of sales.

One thing going against it is less stellar reviews than Apple, which has a 4.6 average.

Apple's 42mm version has 871 customer reviews, with 71% of them at 5 stars.

Bottom line:  My wife bought me a Fitbit for my birthday last year.  I'll need some major convincing to make a smartwatch purchase.

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Intel Xiaomi Ninebot.  (2/9/2016)
360 Fly 350 degree action camera.  (2/9/2016)
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GoSun solar stove.  (2/8/2016)
Immersit 4D  motion furniture.  (2/7/2016)
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Grillbot or grill brush.  (2/6/2016)
Flip Pal Plus mobile scanner.  (2/6/2016)
ThinOPTICS reading glasses.  (2/5/2016)
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Triby (tri-bee) takes you back to the days of the family phone.  (2/4/2016)
ODG R-7 smartglasses.  (1/24/2016)
Withings Thermo smart thermometer.  (1/24/2016)
SensorWake alarm clock (you'll need to lobby for bacon).  (1/23/2016)
Dear Panasonic, This transparent LCD display promo does not fill me with anticipation and excitement.  (1/18/2016)
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'Crazy, trippy' OLED rollable TV.  (1/14/2016)
ModiFace mirror.  (1/14/2016)
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Wearable translator.  (1/10/2016)
Samsung KS9500 SUHD 4K TV with stunning natural curves.  (1/8/2016)
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Daqri smart helmet.  (1/8/2016)
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Enrich your family life with this Samsung Smart Family Hub Fridge.  (1/6/2016)

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