Samsung’s latest Galaxy Gear ad is the most cringe worthy thing you will see this year

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 23 Dec 2013

Galaxy Gear press shot

Samsung advertisements have generally been a hit or a miss. Sometimes, the company manages to come up with some truly excellent ads, and sometimes, its ads end up suggesting that their products can help you get laid. Samsung is now ending the year by releasing a new advert for the Galaxy Gear, that is hilariously bad. 

I live in a third-world country (India), and I have seen my fair share of poor TV ads. However, Samsung’s “Are you Geared up?” ad for the Galaxy Gear beats them all in the cringe-worthy competition.

The ad is basically about a nerd winning over a girl using his Galaxy Gear while they are skiing.

I’d really like to know how the senior officials at Samsung approved of this ad. There is no way in hell that this ad will help boost the dwindling sales of the Galaxy Gear. 

Apple, on the other hand, released an ad for the iPhone 5s last week, which beautifully captures the holiday spirit as well as shows off a few features of the handset.