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New Galaxy Gear ads arrive showing the history of the smartwatch

Samsung has published a couple of Galaxy Gear ads that show the history of the smartwatch - or at least of the smartwatch concept, as imagined in various TV shows along the years.
October 6, 2013
Galaxy Gear

Samsung has released a couple of new Galaxy Gear ads, in which they show the history of the smartwatch, as relayed by various TV shows along the years.

The Galaxy Gear may not be the most well-received new Samsung gadget these days, but the company certainly seems determined in putting its marketing muscle behind the product.

The two new one-minute ads (see below) remind us of some popular smartwatches used over the years in cartoons, TV shows and movies by famous characters – even Predator with its self-destruct/computer armband is in the list.

Naturally, the jump is made from fictional devices to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. It’s worth pointing out that even if Samsung is sort-of suggesting it has created the first smartwatch, that’s definitely not the case, as various companies currently sell their own smartwatch models including the Sony Smartwatch versions or the Pebble, to name just a few.

Perhaps the coolest thing in these new ads isn’t the Galaxy Gear, but the way Samsung shows those “old” smartwatches in the “Evolution” clip. It’s also worth noting that all these devices were certainly ahead of their time when they were imagined, while the Galaxy Gear isn’t off to a spectacular start.

Do you plan to buy a Galaxy Gear?