Reports are indicating that Samsung has a wearable device in the works, designed for the tech enthusiasts. As you’ve probably guessed, it’s a smartwatch known as Samsung Galaxy Gear which will allow you to answer calls, read texts or emails, and even browse the web.
According to Bloomberg, the Samsung smartwatch is running Android and it will be ready for launch on September 4th, on the same day the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet is expected to see the light of day. The same publication notes that the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will hit the store shelves by the end of the year, ahead of the rival smartwatch developed by Apple.
But Samsung and Apple are not the only companies that have set their priorities on developing wearable smart devices. Sony already introduced a smartwatch a couple of months ago and the rumor mill speculates that other big players of the smartphone market like LG and HTC will soon join them. According to analysts the smartwach niche will generate incomes of $60 billion by the end of the year alone.
But if Samsung and other companies hurry up and launch fully functional smartwatches that become popular will help them raises their incomes in the coming years by attracting more customers in their own ecosystem and motivating them to purchase even more smartphones, tablets, or Smart TVs. Therefore, the race to launch the first popular smartwatch will be indeed a nice thing to watch.
Even though some leaked sketches of the Galaxy Gear are pointing that the Samsung smartwatch will make use of a flexible touch panel, the latest reports are indicating the contrary.
Besides the launch of the Galaxy Gear and the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 3, September 4 might also mark the debut of the first smartphone-tablet hybrid developed by Samsung, a rival for ASUS’ Padfone Infinity. Unfortunately the lack of information coming form trustworthy sources makes us take the rumors with a pinch of salt and so should you.