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Samsung Gear Confirmed as the Name of the Samsung Smartwatch

A couple of days ago Apple’s unannounced smartwatch was making the headlines after the Cupertino-based company has registered the iWatch trademark in several countries. Since it was reported that Samsung is also readying a smartwatch that will be a companion for it’s freshly launched Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship, today we are talking about the South Korean company’s terminal.

The guys at Phandroid have uncovered a Samsung trademark filling which suggests that the first smartwach of the Asian company will be called Samsung Gear.

I remind you that in May Samsung confirmed that it is planning a smartwach for a while and so far we’ve already seen a couple of renderings and concepts of the terminal, just like the one pictured above. Still the design of the Samsung smartwatch will remain unknown until the company officially introduces it, but at least now we have a name for the product: Samsung Gear.

As I was mentioning above, Phandroid was to uncover the Samsung trademark filling, also adding that the documentation was talking about a watch and a wristband, confirming the identity of the gadgets.

The same document also mentions about the device’s ability to communicate with PDAs, mobile phones, tablets and computers through specialized websites or communication networks. It’s not clear yet whether the Samsung Gear will be just a companion or a standalone gadget, which completes the activity of other products.

As you probably know, Sony announced its second-generation smartwatch a couple of weeks ago, the Sony Smartwatch 2, which debuted synchronized with the gigantic Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The Sony Smartwatch 2 measures 42 x 9 x 41 mm, weighs 122.5 grams, and is water resistant, receiving IP57 certification.

The Android-powered smartwatch also comes with NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 1.6-inch Transflective LCD display with a resolution of 220×176 pixels.

Will the Samsung Gear smartwatch be more popular than its Sony rival? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.