Samsung may launch a round smartwatch to take on Motorola and LG
posted by Florin T. / Aug 25, 2014, 11:52 AM
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!
source: Sam Mobile
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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).
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 12:18 PM 1
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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
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 12:46 PM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 12:46 PM 2
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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.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 5:38 PM 1
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