New trademark applications by Samsung could be related to an upcoming smartwatch and UI

New trademark applications by Samsung could be related to an upcoming smartwatch and UI
Samsung has applied for trademarks in Korea for Wheel UX and for Gear W with the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Both are believed to be related to a smartwatch that Samsung is working on. The company is currently believed to be prepping a circular version of its stand-alone smartwatch called the Gear A. Like the Tizen powered Samsung Gear S, the Gear A is said to be equipped with a 3G radio and can make and take calls and receive notifications without being paired to a smartphone.

The circular design of the Gear A is expected to allow it to use a new interface that will apparently be called Wheel UX. This will employ the use of a rotary bezel ring and a digital crown to aid in navigation of the watch screen. Applying for the Gear W trademark suggests that Sammy will be producing more watches using the Gear name combined with a letter. These models appear to be the stand-alone watches that offer 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity or Bluetooth connectivity.

The Gear A, which for now has the code name "Orbis," is expected to be available from the four major U.S. carriers when launched. For now, there is no information on when that is going to take place. One variant is expected to feature Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, while a second version is said to employ a Bluetooth connection.

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source: (translated) via SamMobile


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