Oct 07 AT 12:57 PM Dima Aryeh 12 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Gear ads reminisce about media’s most popular “smartwatches”

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When it comes to wrist-based smart devices, the entertainment world has always been full of them. From the Power Rangers to Star Trek, we see characters wearing watches that do far more than just conveniently tell you the time. But until recently, we haven’t had any really great smartwatches on the market. We’ve been content with a regular watch on our wrist, or in most cases, no watch at all.

But lately, smartwatches have been coming out left and right. One of the most popular at the moment is the Pebble, which has an e-ink display for battery savings, customizable watch faces, apps and controls for your phone functions and notifications. It’s the future, but the device is limited nonetheless. Many companies are making new smartwatches (allegedly Google and Apple are working very hard), but Samsung has already released the Galaxy Gear. With a full color AMOLED touchscreen, support for the Samsung App Store and a built in camera, it’s a lot more technologically advanced.

To advertise their new smartwatch, Samsung has created two videos celebrating the various multifunction watches in the media. They’re awesome advertisements, bringing up a sense of nostalgia and technological advancement. Whether it’ll convince you to buy a Galaxy Gear for $300 is a different story, though. What do you think of the ads? Leave a comment!

Source: The Verge

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • R.S

    As negative of comments as these commercials have been getting on other sites, I was expecting REALLY bad commercials.

    Now I’m not saying I’d nominate them for commercial of the year but they are pretty decent.

    They make people think about how for years, we’ve watched, and possibly dreamed of, talking on our watches, and now it’s possible.

  • Michael Rogers

    The song in both ads is “Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem, in case anyone was wondering.

    • Michael Rogers

      The link didn’t work as intended. The song in questions begins at 16:50.

  • Stella

    I love these commercials. It was a great idea for Samsung to play on our nostalgia for the gadget watch over the years.

  • PaulieG

    I don’t think smart watches ‘are’ the future, at least in their current form. Watches in general have been on the decline since converged smartphones are now prevalent. Why carry 2 devices that replicate the same functions? It makes no sense.

    Where I actually see technology heading is wearable smart phones. Its already in the pipeline with Samsung and LG with their flexible displays. Google glass could also be considering this roadmap. This makes more sense than replicated devices.

  • isacco52

    my classmate’s mother makes $81/hour on the computer. She has been fired for seven months but last month her income was $16818 just working on the computer for a few hours. my site……… http://url.ie/j656

    • lxgeorge

      Wow

  • Ben

    I wonder where they could have gotten the idea from….?

    • Kimbo

      Yes, this makes complete sense. No one has ever used nostalgia in their commercials to promote anything, ever, before Apple did it.

      /sarcasm

  • SakeSage

    Those watches are cute, but they still don’t hold a candle to the watch from Final Fantasy Spirits Within.

  • Kikkerman

    Think Samsung should have focused more on how the watch works perfectly in normal life, instead of making it the futuristic thing we have always fantasized about. What do you guys think?

  • donger

    I think so too.

  1. As negative of comments as these commercials have been getting on other sites, I was expecting REALLY bad commercials.

    Now I’m not saying I’d nominate them for commercial of the year but they are pretty decent.

    They make people think about how for years, we’ve watched, and possibly dreamed of, talking on our watches, and now it’s possible.

  2. The song in both ads is “Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem, in case anyone was wondering.

  3. I love these commercials. It was a great idea for Samsung to play on our nostalgia for the gadget watch over the years.

  4. PaulieGGuest 2 years ago

    I don’t think smart watches ‘are’ the future, at least in their current form. Watches in general have been on the decline since converged smartphones are now prevalent. Why carry 2 devices that replicate the same functions? It makes no sense.

    Where I actually see technology heading is wearable smart phones. Its already in the pipeline with Samsung and LG with their flexible displays. Google glass could also be considering this roadmap. This makes more sense than replicated devices.

  5. my classmate’s mother makes $81/hour on the computer. She has been fired for seven months but last month her income was $16818 just working on the computer for a few hours. my site……… http://url.ie/j656

  6. BenGuest 2 years ago

    I wonder where they could have gotten the idea from….?

    • KimboGuest 2 years ago

      Yes, this makes complete sense. No one has ever used nostalgia in their commercials to promote anything, ever, before Apple did it.

      /sarcasm

  7. Those watches are cute, but they still don’t hold a candle to the watch from Final Fantasy Spirits Within.

  8. Think Samsung should have focused more on how the watch works perfectly in normal life, instead of making it the futuristic thing we have always fantasized about. What do you guys think?

  9. I think so too.