Looks like we're not the only ones Geek.com reports.. A leaked document from US retail giant Best Buy shows about a third of all Gears sold are returned to the shop,
Add to this middling reviews across the board, and it's time for Samsung to rethink its wrist-based device, methinks.
"The Galaxy Gear attachment rate within Best Buy is the highest among all channels; however the overall return rate is trending above 30 per cent," the document says. In other words, Best Buy is selling plenty of Galaxy Gears to people buyings, but almost a third of them are unhappy with the accessory and so are returning it.
Samsung itself admitted that the Galaxy Gear "". Which prompts the question: Why release it then? It can't just be because , can it?
Maybe everyone's being a bit harsh on the Gear. It is a cool idea, and the first generation of anything is always a bit pants. Admittedly it is too expensive. And only making it work with one handset at launch was a terrible idea. But there's hope yet for wearable tech. With the likes ofand all working on it, we're bound to see some cool wearable products yet.
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