Originally Posted by krichek
No problem, It's in the manual titled "Health & Safety and Warranty Guide" that comes packaged with the Galaxy Gear. Page 16 the heading at the top of the page reads "Display/Touchscreen" and quoted from that page, "WARNING REGARDING DISPLAY The display on your device is made of glass or acrylic and could break if your mobile device is dropped or if it receives a significant impact."
Several of the pre-release blurbs I read stated it was a sapphire crystal and that it was waterproof. I haven't read any official reviews after it was released that continued to state either. I think most of the misinformation can be traced back to the pre-release write-ups from folks that had little first hand experience with the device.
Thank you for the kind and informative reply. I guess different countries have different literature with the watch. I don't have the guide you mentioned?
I would guess this must also be available on line though so will go search for it
Its still odd though as you quote the guide as saying "Made from glass or acrylic".....This makes things even more of a puzzle and raises more questions that it answers. Glass and acrylic are not one and the same. Sapphire is a glass. This still leaves the door open for the crystal, the watch glass, to be made from anything from a plastic to sapphire glass? Its intriguing.
How do you interpret this "Made from glass or acrylic"? They are as different as chalk and cheese .
I have doubted from day one that the crystal is sapphire. Its just to expensive and given the size shape and chamfer of the crystal would have made it even more expensive .
I guess we will know soon as if it is glass it will scratch.
Any fellow poster willing to do one of those hideous drop tests to find out? I hope not but.............