Samsung and Apple are the leading companies when it comes to smart phones. Now, they’re extending their dominance to the smartwatch market. A market they have largely been responsible for creating in the first place. For many the choice will be between a Galaxy Gear Smart Watch and an Apple Watch. I would say the quality of the products are roughly on the same level.
That is a statement that will get me in trouble with both Android and Apple fans. Nobody likes to think the competition is as good as your favorite brand, but to the natural observer I think it’s fair to say that you would do well by picking either company’s smart watch. Obviously the have gone in different directions when it comes to design and functionality, and as always it is easy to expect a war will be waged on both sides of the fence.
However, don’t let that deter you. Make your choice freely and expect the best. After having made the investment you’re faced with niggling concerns. What if some of the extra bits go missing or breaks? With my iPad I always had series issues with the power cord. I think I’ve gone through at least 4 power cords during the lifetime of my first tablet. This is not unusual. What’s important is how expensive and difficult replacing the part is.
With the Galaxy Gear Smart Watch I’ve found it’s incredibly easy and as importantly low-cost. Getting a spare charging cradle is done under $40 online. That isn’t always the case when you need spare parts for your devices, so it’s great to know it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to do so. The spare charging cradle is the same as the one that comes with your Galaxy Gear Smart Watch.
It snaps easily on to your Galaxy Gear watch and charges it while you’re not using it. It’s a simple solution that even helps protect your device while it’s charging. This may seem like a minor thing, but I’ve personally had to pay good money to repair screens on other smart devices that got cracked during charging. I bet one of the more common reasons for broken screens is that people accidentally get caught up in the charging wire while they walk past it.
It is certainly something I’ve seen happen on numerous occasions. Seeing as the cradle is the same as the one you get with the smart watch there’s no extra installation. Once you tap the smart watch into it the app should start downloading all on it’s own. Overall, it’s a cheap and hassle-free solutions.
Two things that make a product look good to my eyes. You can probably find cheaper 3rd party chargers, but you have to make sure getting one of those is really a smart decision. When I buys spare parts for my devices I feel it’s better to just buy original parts. Considering the device itself is likely to cost a lot of money I think it’s silly to risk ruining it just to save a couple of bucks.