Samsung's rumored circular smartwatch may feature the best watch charging method yet - wireless

Samsung's rumored circular smartwatch may feature the best watch charging method yet - wireless
Earlier this month, we heard rumors about Samsung preparing a new smartwatch – one that the company reportedly plans to unveil at this year's MWC, in the beginning of March. Codenamed Orbis, the smart timepiece will sport a circular body – something that is still somewhat of a rarity among smartwatches – and will not run on Android Wear (which means – Tizen).

SamMobile (a site that is generally solid, when it comes to Samsung rumors) now reports that a source, familiar on the matter, claims that Orbis will support wireless charging out of the box. A nice move on Sammy's part, as we can't really say that its wearables so far have employed an especially pleasing or effortlessly flowing charging technique – usually requiring the user to attach a finicky charging cradle to the watches body.

We've certainly been hearing about a circular Samsung smartwatch for a while now – with the earliest rumors originating back in August last year. Do you think that this March may be the time we will actually see one?

source: SamMobile

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17 Comments

1. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

Bring it on Samsung !

2. shaineql

Posts: 521; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Lets just wait while samsung steps up the game , like always. Others please follow xD

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Moto 360 has wireless charging as well. Nothing we haven't seen before.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

PA makes it seem as though this is something new. I use a wireless charging pad to charge my Moto 360. You don't have to use the charging dock that comes with the watch.

4. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Of course it will ! It's an moto 360/Apple watch dual super-ripoff.

6. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Apple watch? Lol Trust me on this, no OEM will try to copy that toy, it is hideous. The only rip offs of this watch will he found at the $1 store or at Walmart.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Yeah, because Android watches are flying off the shelf lol! The entire industry will be owned by Apple the first weekend. Don't let your blind hate for Apple fool you. Cheap Android watches don't even have sapphire. What about the haptics engine? Multiple bands that are crazy easy to remove. Digital crown/Zoom(Sammy already copied), real gold option, Apple pay, In a future version, it will have crazy sensors! Last but not least, the watch is elegant and look like Jewelry. Which is what it's suppose to be.

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Sapphire is easy to break..and haptic engine doesn't make give difference.... Samsung gear S is best smartwatch in market now when it comes to functionality..and moto 360 is best looking.... Apple watch looks like a toy....

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Sapphire is easy to break..and haptic engine doesn't make give difference.... Samsung gear S is best smartwatch in market now when it comes to functionality..and moto 360 is best looking.... Apple watch looks like a toy.... Multiple band is really old thing.. Don't let ifan in you fool you...

16. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Elegant? Get the hell out of here! There is NOTHING 'elegant' about that piece of crap. Get over yourself, fanboy. Wow.

7. tim123

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

I kinda see ur connection with moto 360 but not apple watch

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Digital zoom anyone? Crown? Besides being Tizen, this is just another smartwatches collecting dust on the shelf.

13. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

This device has two mechanical functions. One is the crown for power and standby and the other is the watch rim which can be turned clockwise or counterclockwise for navigation. But yeah, PA emphasized wireless charging even though the Moto360 and A-Watch charges wirelessly.

5. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hope that Samsung's next watch won't look like the rendered one in the picture above, because it will look identical to the moto 360. I am hoping they let Montblanc design the watch, and give us something similar to the watch LG showcased during Audi's keynote at CES this year.

8. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

A circular, wireless fail.

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Circular watches are becoming a dime a dozen. What is the author talking about?

17. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ha, have you seen Samsung os running on there new cheap phone, if it had apps it be the best and fastest os going (no lag at all on cheap hardware)

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