Samsung Galaxy Gear Tops 30% Return Rate

Many are in a hurry to update their lives with the latest gadgets and tech. NFC, Bluetooth cars and GPS have all revolutionized the lives of the average person in the developed world. Unfortunately, Samsung's latest bid to make things just a bit easier on us isn't going too well.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is rumored to have return rates of over 30 percent, according to Geek.com. The smartwatch was released this September to middling reviews. (See our sister site LAPTOP's review.) Syncing with the user's phone to streamline the experience of taking photos, making calls and more all from the wrist, the Gear seemed like one of the better options on the market.

Samsung is partnering with its reps in Best Buy to try and isolate the problem.

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  • Vladislaus
    So they launch a device that is compatible with almost nothing, it's heavy, has poor battery life, and on top of that it's ugly. What were they expecting?
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  • Vladislaus
    So they launch a device that is compatible with almost nothing, it's heavy, has poor battery life, and on top of that it's ugly. What were they expecting?
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  • bystander
    This tech definitely has drawbacks. It won't be for everyone, and is not surprising it has a high return rate. You'll be force to go Bluetooth or go speaker phone. That in of itself is problematic for most, I imagine.
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  • finder
    it's just samsung - wasting loads of cash on developing and marketing just to keep their revenues coming, in a worst case their company will be crowned as pioneer, in the best - market leader
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