To me, it just seems like Samsung picked up the scent of an impending iWatch from Apple and tried to beat them to the punch. Well, they beat them alright, but I don't think Samsung will have the last laugh. Speaking of which, I got a pretty good laugh when Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Communications America, said, "Galaxy Gear combines convenience and technology, and is the first of its kind." Don't worry, it gets better: "This is proof and reflection that Samsung is truly, relentlessly innovative in bringing first-to-market products." Seriously? I get that Samsung was the first large tech company to launch a smart watch. But simply being the first to launch does not make you the pioneer. If that were the case, I could have slapped my iPod Nano to a rubber band and 'proved' that I was a relentlessly innovative fellow. In fact, I think the Galaxy Gear is so bad, that it actually weighed on shares of Apple in Thursday's trading session, scaring investors of what Apple's might be like.
Read: China's Urban Wasteland For shareholders and the company alike, let's all pray that Apple has something way cooler up its sleeve. Literally. -- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich. . At the time of publication the author is long AAPL. Follow @BretKenwell This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.