In the weeks after launching the original Samsung Gear there were multiple tech sites reporting that executives of the company were admitting that the watch had shortcomings.
Another executive likened the Samsung Gear to an unripened tomato.
What we’re dealing with is small green tomatoes,” he said of the Gear’s first-generation growing pains. “And what we want to do is take care of them and work with them so they become big, red ripe tomatoes. And what you want to be sure of is that you don’t pluck the green tomato too early and you want to make sure that you don’t criticize a small green tomato for not being a big, red ripe tomato.”
The original Gear was released on September 4, 2013. Whether or not you believe it; Samsung jumped as they believed that the rumored iWatch was going to be released a week later with the iPhone 5S. As history will tell us Apple did not unveil such a product.
I would have thought that Samsung wouldn't release another watch without at least seeing what Apple was going to do with their product rumored for that market. I was surprised to find out that I was wrong with that assumption. Most of my surprise at first was that their second attempt seems to be as dismal at their first attempt, but upon further reflection I am not so surprised. Until Apple does come out with their wearable computing device Samsung will continue to flop since they have nothing to run through their copiers.
The fact that their executives knew that the first Gear was a flop, and are back with a new watch that appears to not have many more features than the first watch 6 months later shows you how much value that they put into their customers; and if you didn't catch that I meant none at all.