Earlier this month, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) sent invites to an Unpacked 2013 event to be held on September 4th in which the company is going to announce the much-hyped Galaxy S3 phablet, and now according to SamMobile, the Korean giant will also be launching its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the same event.
This new wearable gadget has model number SM-V700, and as per SamMobile, the smartwatch will also “act as a companion accessory for Samsung’s Galaxy phones.” For now, it’s not clear how the watch communicates with Galaxy or any other Android smartphones.
One of the earliest smartwatches to reach the market
While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also reportedly said to have dedicated a team for its iWatch, it is also rumored that many other tech giants are planning to launch a smartwatch. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), too, might be working on wearable tech, and it is evident that no company wants to sit idle while their competitors try to grab a part of the wearable tech market.
The concept of a smartwatch is nothing new, and we’ve previously seen the success of the Pebble smartwatch on Kickstarter. The watch has become very popular because of the smart features that it offers. The Galaxy Gear would be the first smartwatch from the big names in tech, and it remains to be seen if Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) will be able to make it a success or not.
Galaxy Gear smartwatch may use Bluetooth technology
The Galaxy Gear runs on a variant of Android, and perhaps it will have Bluetooth and a USB connection for communicating with the mobile phone and computer. The Pebble smartwatch does use Bluetooth to communicate with the smartphone, and the Galaxy Gear might also feature a similar tech. To now, we haven’t seen any leaked images of this smartwatch as Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) has been successful in keeping it a secret, all we have to go on is a patent filing for the watch.
With just a few days before the launch, we won’t have to wait longer to see what the smartwatch offering from Samsung has in store for us. Who do you think will be the star of the event – will it be the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.