Samsung to sell its smartwatch under the Samsung GALAXY GEAR name?

Samsung to sell its smartwatch under the Samsung GALAXY GEAR name?
About a month ago, we told you that Samsung had filed a trademark application for the name Samsung GEAR. Right away, this was believed to be the name that the Korean OEM was going to apply to its upcoming smartwatch line. Speculation about the new device has heated up, pointing to a September 4th introduction of the watch in Berlin the same day as the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note III

A leaked section of Samsung's more recent trademark application with the USPTO, dated after the previous filing for 'GEAR', reveals that Samsung is now asking to protect the name Samsung GALAXY GEAR. The filing was made under international class 009, which is the category for wearable digital electronic devices, such as a wristwatch, and was filed on July 29th.

Considering that a smartwatch from Samsung would probably sync with its Galaxy branded handsets, adding the Galaxy name to its line of smartwatches makes a lot of sense. As we indicated earlier, Samsung is in a race with Apple to be the first to launch the new generation of smartwatches. Apple has already started applying for the iWatch trademark in various countries, but a recent report suggests that the Cupertino based company has had to hire some more engineers to get its watch to the next level in development. Based on that report, we might not see the Apple iWatch until sometime in 2014.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: USPTO via GalaxyClub (translated)

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27 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Bring this 'Gear' on along with the most awaited beast of this year ---->>> Note 3

13. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Note 3 best of the year?!! last year Samfan said that Note 2 going to smoke any phone in the market in terms of speed and powerful hardware. Unfortunately Lg optimus g pro and Iphone 5 smokes Note 2.

15. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

iphone 5 smokes note 3.....what planet you on ??!!?!

26. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Google it if you don't believe it Lol.

25. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Look where Optimus g ended as far is i5 they need help even Nokia is catching lol

27. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Nokia catching! perhaps with Lumia 720 and 620 but not with high end lumia's Lol.

2. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You got the watch wrong it's a bendable screen all around

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

What can it do that a smartphone can't.

4. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

nothing thats why im not buying it. i have a gs4, and it cant be better than that.

6. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

its a companion to a smartphone. I think its useless without a smartphone coz it cannot work independently

19. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It can be strapped to your wrist and act like a watch. Your phone can't do that. It's a companion to a phone. Leave your phone in your backpack/pocket/jacket while doing things and get notifications on your phone. One big thing for me is that when my phone is in my pocket, I seem to CONSTANTLY miss calls/texts because my phone is always on vibrate and I don't notice it. maybe I don't wear tight enough pants.. lol. Anyway, having the watch vibrate, to indicate a call/txt would be a boon for me. I'm not sure if this watch will have it's own exercise tracking apps installed, but I know many people who use apps while running/biking. You could stash your phone and use the watch instead, or just have the watch display vital information - no digging out the phone. And also there is the gadget factor.. they are just cool!

22. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wait till it comes out...it will connect with your phone as well as acting independently

23. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Warms your wrist in the winter lol

5. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

ONLY FOR $699.99!!!

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Nah, something designed by samsung cant't be that stylish (*pointing at the first render pic), it has to look a bit glossier in plastic with a center home button.

14. SleepingOz unregistered

Yup, but at least it won't get any worse than this; like a big fat brick running a limited half-baked os.. And who knows, Samsung might start Design 3.0(Carbon fiber rumours) with this watch.

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

dude does your capacity for hating ever stop.....clearly not

8. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

milking the f out of the galaxy brand eh samsung... if it sells....

9. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

I am sure Diick Tracy is very happy about this

10. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I guess you made it when everyone starts to hate you. Don't understand this hate about Samsung.

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

thank you someone who shares the same views as me!

11. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

lol who rendered that ugly #$#$%? it's not even the concept...it'll be a whole flexscreen...

21. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a watch like that render. UGLY. If I was designing it, it would be conservatively designed with the design making it look more like a watch first and a gadget 2nd. I'll appreciate something I can wear that doesn't have the non-nerds pointing and laughing!

12. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

A watch with quad core and 2 gig of ram Lol.

18. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Just wondering when the smart watch iSue patten war will begin.

20. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

it'll go like this - Samsung will be to market prior to Apple. Apple is newly empowered to stomp all over copyright law because they have Obama to back them.. so they will grab a few critical designs from the Samsung watch and put a very nice watch on the market. Samsung will sue and Obama will overturn it! Yay Apple! Ok, that was a bit sarcastic. Hopefully there won't be any of that kind of law suit stupidity when everyone starts blasting watches on the market. I believe if the prices aren't horrid, it will be a pretty big market.

24. Morientes

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

""As we indicated earlier, Samsung is in a race with Apple to be the first to launch the new generation of smartwatches."" Hahahahahahahahahaha.

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