Samsung's wearables could employ fingerprint sensor
0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2014, 09:44 posted on
Synaptics is the name of the outfit responsible for producing the fingerprint sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S5. If all goes to plan, you can expect to see the biometrics feature show up next year on Sammy's wearable devices. While the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5 unlocks the phone and can be used in lieu of a signature on some transactions, the question is what functionality such an application would have on a smartwatch or fitness band...
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1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
please don't Samsung...... first improve your scanner on s5.... the scanner on s5 is just horrible..... not a fan of apple but gotta admit that they surely have implemented the scanner in best way than any other manufacturers....
3. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Actually its not horrible. It works 90% for me.
6. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)
The Apple one works 99% of the time and even if you're laying on a weird position... so that 9% makes it horrible. lol
2. iMemo (Posts: 110; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)
And why the heck would you need a fingerprint scanner on a watch when it stays on your wrist 24/7.
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Because the NSA, other intelligence agencies, Google, Samsung, etc. want to track you all the time and they'd like to have a high degree of confidence in knowing who is wearing the watch.
Otherwise, you could buy a watch from someone else and figuring out who is using the watch is a bit harder, especially if you don't have your usual email accounts and other personalized information on the watch.
4. jibraihimi (Posts: 755; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
They couldn't make it work properly on big devics like S5, then how can they make it to work on small devices like galaxy gear......
5. HASHTAG (unregistered)
I don't get how Samsung does it. Implement things so badly, but their products still sells well.
7. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Jack of all trades master of none. Also, their products are usually cheaper at the retail level - quickly plummenting in price.
8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"I don't get how Samsung does it. Implement things so badly, but their products still sells well."
Samsung saves billions on design/implementation/quality and spends those billions on advertising instead.