What Will Samsung copy First ?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shanson27, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. shanson27, Sep 23, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014

    shanson27 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2011
    What do you think will Samsung copy first from the Apple Watch?

    • The changeable straps
    • Apple S1 processor
    • Digital crown
    • Tactic Feedback engine
    • Input Touch display
    • Digital Touch
    • curved sapphire glass
    • The induction charging
    • The infrared LED photosensors
    • NFC Apple Pay
    • The User Interface

    Inside the Samsung Galaxy Gear

    S1 Apple Chip
  2. Julien, Sep 23, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
  3. miketheappleguy macrumors regular

    May 18, 2014
    This thread is quite childish. Every company copies each other. I'm glad I'm not blinded and stuck in one ecosystem like you probably are.
  4. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    That's just a metal cover on the Apple device.
    If it WAS just that metal cover you are showing, and a thin screen, battery and sensor then there is no way the Apple watch would be as fat as it is.
    Let's wait for the stripdown to see what's really inside taking up the space.


    Indeed yes, quite right.
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Ladies and Gentlemen, your winner of the thread!
  6. cariacou macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
  7. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
  8. cammyg123 macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2013
    United States
  9. gochi macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    lol, didnt samsung release their watch ahead of apple?
  10. JeepinCoastie macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yeah they are already on the gear 2 and Apple doesn't even have a watch out. Kind of a dumb thread...
  11. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    Good point. Apple's watch didn't unveil anything groundbreaking. While probably the best quality, it won't change lives.
  12. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    They'd just take the whole design and release it before Apple does and claim to have to developed it earlier than Apple did.
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Heck, the Gear S is coming out which will be the third Samsung iteration in 2 years.
  14. MRU, Sep 25, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014

    MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    What a silly trolling thread.

    Samsung have 'released'

    Galaxy Gear
    Galaxy Gear UX
    Galxy Gear 2
    Galaxy Gear Fit
    Galaxy Gear S

    Apple have not 'released any watch yet'....

    What silly nonsense ......
  15. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011

    Galaxy Gear 2 Neo
    Samsung Gear Live
  16. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    There's not much to copy from Apple, since it's all been done before.

    The Galaxy Gear 2 you showed a picture of, allows using any standard watch strap, as do many other smartwatches. Much more choice that way.
    That's not an actual chip. It's just a bunch of resin covering this:

    I hope they don't.
    Haptic feedback is part of the Android Wear spec.
    Samsung has been doing this for a long time.
    Again, I hope they don't copy this one.
    I don't think Samsung will use sapphire.
    Others have done that.
    Samsung has pulse sensor.
    Samsung has their own payment system overseas. If you mean NFC, then I agree, that would be nice to put in their watch. (Sony already put NFC in their watches for tag reading.)


    Now, what I'd like Apple to copy from Samsung:

    - user replaceable battery
    - IP67 dust/water resistant case
    - ability to use standard straps
  17. shanson27 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2011
    See the difference:

    "Taptic feedback engine" - speaker driver

    "Haptic feedback" - vibration
  18. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Fancy name for virtually the same thing. According to Apple:

    "It’s called the Taptic Engine, a linear actuator inside Apple Watch that produces haptic feedback. In less technical terms, it taps you on the wrist."

    Then they throw in some accompanying sounds as well:

    "Combined with subtle audio cues from the specially engineered speaker driver"

    In other words, the speaker isn't doing the tapping, but simply adding sounds.

    Your idea would be good, too, though.
  19. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I bolded everything they already had before the Apple Watch.

    While this is true, the successors to the Galaxy Gear were released barely half a year later, and the successor to the Gear 2, the Gear S, was announced only 4 months after it's release, so its not like their products have much longevity.
  20. betterbegood macrumors regular


    May 21, 2014
    San Lonkong
  21. SHNXX macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013
    things that would really convince me that it's a copy:
    -digital crown
    -two sizes for women and men (this is something that apple did which was very smart)
    -sized like a watch not a wrist computer (longest side being 38mm and 42mm are very much in line with sport watches today)
  22. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Gear 2 / Neo have changeable straps too. It accepts all 22mm bands.

    Digital crown / Digital touch is something we'll have to see though. It looks interesting from the keynote, but I honestly hate playing around with the crown on my normal watches (granted Apple's should be bigger and smoother).
  23. valleian macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2014
    Have you seen any of the seven iterations of the Galaxy Gear? They aren't selling well, they have few features, and the design and build quality have been ridiculed. You also seem to fail to remember that Apple wasn't the first to the MP3 market, Smartphone market, or Tablet market, but that certainly didn't stop other companies from coping their features into their own devices to make them comparable. The Digital Crown, Taptic Feedback, Force Touch, and S1 SoC are all innovative features that no other smartwatches have. Inductive charging is available on the Moto 360, but not the way Apple does it.
  24. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    The Apple Watch is not selling well either right now :D

    And let's be honest, other than an expected OMG it's Apple I must have it scenario that's bound to happen initially, we as yet have no idea if the public REALLY wants one.

    To be honest, not one person I know socially wants one.
    But then again, not many people I know have an iPhone so that kinda kills it for the vast majority over here before we even get started.

    We have, what 6 months, so plenty of time yet.

    I'm looking forward to seeing all watches from all makers.

    Microsoft are supposed to be bringing one out that will work across all three major platforms, so that's good for starters.

    Part of the issue I feel at the moment is, even the industry don't know if people want them, and if they do want them, what to they want them to do.

    Apple's approach, and I know this is going to upset many, it a bit unimaginative and they have just done what people said not to do, and that's to try and make a mini iPhone with apps on your wrist with a tiny screen.

    Perhaps people don't want or need that, they just want something far simpler.

    Time will tell, but Lets say March/April next year is going to be a hell of a long time coming.
  25. tekkt0r macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2014
    yes, but only because they knew apple was working on one. the first true inventor of the modern era smart watch would be pebble.

    samsung is incapable of original ideas. apple too, sometimes. the difference is apple gets it right whilst Samsung makes poorly implemented copies. see anyone using Samsung's (or any other manufacturer's) version of TouchID?


    Samsung: first to market with crap
    Apple: last to market with gold


    I'm a bit curious as to why Apple debuted the :apple:Watch so early. Samsung et al are notorious for copying, with some degree of success, whatever Apple makes. Why give them a leg up? Clearly, the :apple:Watch has a lot of unique features that won't be hard to copy and implement, especially when there's a 6+ month window in which to do it.

    That said, I don't think Apple made this watch with the intention of persuading Android users to switch. They're marketing and catering to Apple users. So... that's kinda cool. I guess.

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