Samsung wants to trademark the names "Gear Now" and "Gear Solo" in the US

Just a few days ago, we heard that Samsung was allegedly planning to launch a 3G-capable version of its Gear smartwatch in Korea. Reportedly, the new smartwatch should be called Samsung Gear Solo.

We can now confirm that Samsung does intend to use the name Gear Solo, as we discovered a trademark application for it that was filed with the USPTO on April 4. On the same day, Samsung also filed a trademark application for the name “Samsung Gear Now.” We can only imagine that this could be used for yet another smartwatch.

The Samsung Gear Solo is supposed to support SIM cards, thus being capable of acting like a phone by itself - allowing you to make calls without pairing it to another Samsung device. Just like the Gear 2, the Gear Solo will most probably run Tizen.

There are no images to show the Gear Solo, but the new smartwatch will probably not look too different from the Gear 2 (seen above). Let’s hope we’ll hear more on this soon.

source: USPTO



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Smh,,,, oh Samsung ,, don't be so Apple...

2. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

awful names anyway. trademark them all you want.

3. amirxd

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

In my opinion the names are not that good anyway :-/ Gear Solo, more like Gear Yolo! Sorry for the bad joke! XD

4. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

take the name. I'll take the girl..

5. mturby unregistered

lucy koh and moto 360 will kick ur ass sammy.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Gear Now is Samsung's Android Wear device?

7. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013


8. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

The name sounds horrible .. of all words they choose "Solo". Wth samsung?

10. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Stop stealing news, this is what I send you a couple of hours before and now you can confirm?

11. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Excuse me? You must have used the "Tip Us" feature. As you may know, PhoneArena has quite many writers, and we're not all receiving those tips. We're usually quite capable of finding our own news, you know? Also, searching the USPTO database is something that I've been doing for some time - it's not like only you have access to it. That being said, we're giving credit when due, but this is not the case.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

this looks cheap, i mean plastic again, when apple brings theres out it would be in sapphire and steel bracelewt

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