Sansung Galaxy Gear being returned at alarming pace

We said that the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was actually a not-so-smartwatch. Even Samsung has been disappointed with them. Now those who bought one are starting to see the same thing as they’re returning them frequently.

It turns out Samsung’s “next big thing” isn’t quite as big as expected. According to a report from PCMag’s sister publication,, about one in three customers are returning their Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

A document leaked to the tech blog shows carrier/device rollout dates for the time piece, as well as a concerning note that the Gear’s “overall return rate” has topped 30 percent.

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