2013 may be the year of the snake, but 2014 will most definitely be the year of the smartwatch. Rumours that most of the known universe will be launching a smartwatch of their own has ensured that a huge hype surrounds any new information that should arise regarding any such products, so what about official confirmation, and a name, of what Samsung’s up to?
According to a recent trademark filing obtained by Galaxy Club, a Dutch publication, Samsung will be naming their own smartwatch the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and it sure does have a ring to it. The Galaxy Gear trademark was filed at the end of June and granted just a month later, giving Samsung the go ahead to launch such a product, maybe even this year! The device is described as follow; “Wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages; wearable electronic handheld devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages and for keeping track of or managing personal information; smart phones; tablet computers; portable computers.”
Is Samsung preparing to announce their smartwatch soon, maybe at their Unpacked event next month alongside the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Note III? Or maybe they’ll hold out a little bit longer as to not make the same mistake they made with the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, now named the Galaxy Tab 10.1v after Samsung reworked the device following the Apple iPad 2 launch.