The U.S. Patent and Trade Office filing lists the name of the patented device as “Samsung Galaxy Gear” and essentially describes a smartwatch
A document filed with the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, KIPRIS, includes line drawings of what appears to be a wristwatch with a circular bracelet or wristband.
The Galaxy Gear joins a long list of smartwatches on sale or rumored to be in the works.
Everyone’s jumping into the pool to see what happens because they don’t want to miss out. It’s anticipated that Samsung would definitely look to play in the wearable space.
Samsung will have to sell a clear vision of what value a smartwatch will add to consumers’ daily lives without the Apple Design to guide it.
Sales of mobile wearable units and smart glasses will total 15 million units this year and climb to about 70 million by 2017, according to Juniper Research.
We at 4pm can’t wait for this to be available as long as it doesn’t need to be wound to charge it. Let us know what you think.