08-10-2018 04:06 AM
Wow. The one feature that made the Gear S3 standout, MST payments, and you removed it???? Are you trying to force your current customers to not upgrade to the Galaxy Watch?? Because you're doing agreat job of it.
You either need an overhaul of your Wearable team or your developers don't use the products they're trying to improve or YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS FEEDBACK.
08-10-2018 09:21 AM
OMG, I could not agree more!! I was waiting for this watch to come out because the S3 didn’t have an LTE version for Sprint.... without one of the most useful features and Huge Differentiator between Apple, I guess I am back to the drawing board to find a suitable smart watch for my Note8
08-11-2018 11:49 AM
This was an amazingly stupid move. I've bought every Gear watch ever made, upgrading every time. MST was the one truly unique feature of the watch that amazed every retail worker every single time I used it. I must've sold a dozen S3s for Samsung just from people so curious how I was able to pay with my watch when none of the Apple people could do it. Why take it out? You didn't lose the license for MST--it's on the newest Note.
I bought your new stuff every year just for marginal improvements--just for the sake of selling the old and buying the new. I've gotten all 8 Notes, including 2 Note 7s. But if you come out with new products that actually remove unique features and make no improvements? Forget it. For the first time, I'm sticking with the old technology.
08-11-2018 12:27 PM
What!? No MST!?
I love MST! I´ve read that you removed it to make it lighter. Dont! I have zero problem with the weight. I would have problem with a Galaxy watch without MST.
Rethink this, please!
As someone above stated. The ONE thing that makes the watch stand out, is MST.
In sweden, were I live, we dont have that many NFC readers, there are mostly old ones. But even if they have NFC readers, MST works better, ALOT better.
I use samsung pay alot, but I wouldnt if you removed MST. NFC is just not good enough, here atleast.
08-11-2018 02:35 PM
Agreed. I'm so disappointed they're not going to have MST. I was so hoping we were finally going to get a watch with both NFC and MST in a size more suitable for women. Most smart watches will track your heart rate now. Most have some kind of fitness tracking. Even the cheaper fitness bands will track your sleep. There's a few that have LTE and many that have some form of NFC payment available. Shoot, even FitBit's have NFC now. MST was the one thing Samsung had that nobody else has. Coming from the Gear S2 I would be getting a better upgrade if I went with the S3 but as a woman with small wrists it's just way too big.