The other Steve is what he’s called. Many know him while most doesn’t know that this man was so fundamental to the mobile technology we see today, even as important as his fellow Apple co-found and tech guru — the late Steve Jobs.
On a normal day, a usual tech-loving Steve Wozniak said he bought a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch so he could feel what the wearable will be like as he was testing out a couple of watches for the one that will fit his needs and lifestyle the most.
After half a day, Woz, said he threw out the Android-powered watch because it was so worthless and wasn’t useful to him at all.
“That was the only technology I bought to experiment with that I threw out after half a day, sold it on eBay because it was so worthless and did so little that was convenient,” Steve said.
“I want my smartphone [on my wrist], but I really want the whole thing,”he stated. “I don’t want just a little Bluetooth connection to the smartphone in my pocket because then it’s just an intermediary, an extra thing I buy to get what I already have and have to carry anyway.”
Steve Wozniak was referring to the Galaxy Gear’s inability to work as a standalone device but had he been reading BestMobs.com or should have somebody warned him, Woz would have bought the Samsung Gear 2 instead as the Tizen-powered smartphone can work out on itself.
Though Steve is retired from Apple, a marketing stunt cannot be completely ruled out from the story especially now Apple’s iWatch is reportedly around the corner. This is not to say that Steve Wozniak is pulling a cheap advertising trick though.
Steve further advised OEMs that the current size of smartwatches is too small to be very helpful. He added that the smartwatch industry needs to try out *cough* iWatch *cough* a concept that is “strikingly different”.