The ground reality is that Samsung’s first foray into the world of wearable technologies has been anything but a success story. The thought that an early mover gets the advantage of a nascent market, certainly did not work in the favor of Samsung as the Galaxy Gear did not meet the expectations when it came to the sales numbers.
Half baked product along with the high pricing of the Galaxy Gear meant that the sales target have not been achieved. This is a rare case of failure for Samsung as so far pretty much everything they have thrown at the wall has stuck. However, addressing this issue Samsung has decided to revise the rate of the Galaxy Gear to Rs. 14,999 which is almost Rs 8,000 from the original price at which it was released.
This clearly indicates that the device has failed to gain the sort of traction everyone expected it to. Although bundling the device with the Note III seemed like a fine idea at first, it did not work out how Samsung had anticipated. Also, with news that maybe the Galaxy Gear 2 may be around the corner at the IFA event, it makes little to zero sense for anybody to pick the Galaxy Gear even at the reduced price.
Via: Manish Khatri
Google Glass must easily be one of the best products to have come out in the razzmatazz of the ever evolving tech world. The device definitely was a head turner and although still very much in Development, it is the most sought after product in the tech world already. In fact, Google Glass is so famous that a popular slang, Glass-Whore has been coined for people who wear and use Google Glass. This is indeed quite an achievement for a product that is not even in full retail yet.
However, one question that everyone has asked since they say Glass was, how will the people with prescription lenses go about using Google’s magical Wearable Technology? Looks like we have the answer already as it was leaked on the web but quickly pulled out clearly indicating that prescription glass is coming soon too. Google staffer Brian Matiash had quickly shown off some pictures of the prescription glass before he took them down for obvious reasons.
The design is rather simple and basically adds a frame to the otherwise plain Google Glass. The design looks robust and definitely one that is made to simply hold the magical gear. We are hopeful that there may still be a few more designs in addition to the leaked ones so that not everyone is stuck with the same design and we have at least some choice.