Samsung may launch a round smartwatch to take on Motorola and LG
Since Samsung is currently offering smartwatches that run Tizen and Android Wear, the alleged round smartwatch could be based on either of the two platforms. However, if the device is intended to be a Moto 360 competitor, it will most likely run Android Wear. But that, of course, remains to be seen.
Not long ago, we showed you a few Samsung patents that described round smartwatches (see here and here) - so it’s clear that Samsung’s been pondering this idea for some time.
While LG already revealed that its round smartwatch (called G Watch R), would be announced at IFA 2014 in early September, Samsung has yet to confirm the existence of its rounded wearable device. Sam Mobile assumes that this won’t be announced at IFA, anyway, but a few months after. Still, it’s said that Samsung does plan to unveil a new smartwatch in September: the SIM-enabled Gear Solo, which should accompany the Galaxy Note 4. Whatever happens, we'll be here to let you know!
1. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
These round watches are nice, but I'd like to see Android on a Gear Fit-style device (and preferably one with a usable pedometer and pulse-meter).
4. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
I'm wating for "copy cat or not" war below.
Even when the patent is filled on Mar 15 2013 much before the Moto 360 annoucement
9. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Why would anyone in their right mind cry copycat? Round watches have been around for centuries. There's far less credibility to any of these claims than even Apple's rectangle argument.
2. syncronyze (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
And it'll have the infamous perforated design on it, so you can wear a bandaid on your wrist.
5. maherk (Posts: 1208; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I hope it ll be based on Tizen. I had the Gear 2 then the Gear Neo, and I recently tried my friend's Gear Live and I felt the overall experience is much simpler for a small screen on Tizen than on Android's wear.
7. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 401; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
Have you also tried the Samung Galaxy Foxtrot Uniform Charly Kilo?
10. T.Law (Posts: 361; Member since: 10 May 2014)
Seems like you cared enough to open the article and post your stupid comment.
12. Teejay1100 (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
I'm still not sold on the benefits of smart watches enough to drop the loot on one!! 8 months from now the market will be flooded with them like smartphones. And the prices will be substantially cheap, so never again will I be a early adopter.
13. jgalvez21 (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 May 2014)
well now 360 is not amoled.
still smartbands and smartwatches are overpriced. and 1 day battery life is a big no no