Android Central

Clove Technology now taking pre-orders for all six colors, £282 to make one yours

We've literally just landed back home after IFA 2013 in Berlin, and one of the headline acts is starting to see retail information in the UK. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is now up for pre-order at online retailer Clove Technology, but it's going to cost you to get one. £282 plus delivery to be precise. 

Honestly we're not too surprised the Galaxy Gear is commanding a high asking price, but even so, that does feel like too much of a high asking price. Especially since to use one initially you'll also be handing over for a new Galaxy Note 3 as well. 

It's just one retailer, but it's an indicator of something we feared last week when we first saw Samsung's first smartwatch. If you're interested, head on over to the source link below to get your pre-order on.

More: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Gear

Source: Clove

 

Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Gear up for pre-order in the UK

9 Comments

£282 plus delivery? For 25 hours batery life? For 2MP camera? For a watch that you cannot see the hour unless you press a button?
Come on... You can't be serious. Sounds like a bad joke.

PS. Still waiting for my Note2 update. Samsung are you listening?

"unless you press a button?"
potentially a flaw there but certainly help with battery life as if the screen was constant on. screens tend to be the leech of the battery in the Smartphone age hence with my Galaxy S3!

£282 is a new premium tier when it comes to a watch but I am sure they following the example that others like Apple would do!

Improvements for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (assuming it comes out next year or Apple do not poach them prior)
- strap should be detachable (so to allow colour choice easily).
- Assuming the back of the Gear comes off - replace the rechargeable battery! and colour?
- Pedometer for footstep counting
- heart/pulse monitor (in built)
- at least 8gb of internal memory
- music app support (Spotify, Google Play Music etc)
- Android-wide bluetooth (BLE) support - all supported devices of Android 4.3 (BLE)
- crisis alerts (i.e. iOS for US and Japan)
- extension to "crisis alerts" - "identity bracelet"
potentially useful for natural disasters, major incidents - admission to A+E or victim recovery but could also be used for young children that may wonder off and people with memory disorders such as alzheimer's.

£100 - my absolute upper limit if I was to buy a watch with additional features.
But I prefer to use my phone however for the last few years (though it cost more)!

I did buy a Garmin Forerunner 910XT for more so the price is not too outlandish for the technology involved.

Posted via Android Central App

So any word when the s4 will have this is update? I'm now to the forums so please don't lynch me. I'm just wondering because I would love to get this watch.

Posted via Android Central App