Summarizing the major reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Gear. It is pricy at $299. It does have almost all of the expected list of features. It is able to make a phonecall, has a camera, can pick up notifications. It must be synced with a Galaxy phone or tablet to get the most out of its functionality. It is a bit clunky. It has location awareness but does not have GPS.
Many are hoping that the next version of Galaxy Gear will be better in price and have fewer rough edges or that the Apple iWatch will get the right mix and integration.
Sports and health monitor wristdevices are approaching 50 million units in annual sales. Two leading products are the Nike Fuelband and the Fitbit ($60-$100)
Nike+ FuelBand measures your everyday activity and turns it into NikeFuel. It tracks calories burned, steps taken and more. It’s also a great watch. Nike+ FuelBand tracks running, walking, dancing, basketball and dozens of everyday activities
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