Hard to believe, but it was over three ago since LG announced what was then a smart watch, the GD910. Suffice to say it wasn’t exactly a run away hit, but now looking back perhaps LG was onto something, albeit a bit before their time. Now, Sony has announced plans for another iteration of their smartwatch, sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter have seen a litany of them, and now today word emerged that Samsung will release their very own called the Galaxy Gear.
The name, Galaxy Gear, most certainly leaves something to be desired – it sounds like promotional goods for the LA soccer team, the Galaxy. Nevertheless, Lee Young-hee, VP of Samsung’s mobile business unit, confirmed the device in an interview with the Korea Times.
Now, it’s important to note that the Galaxy Gear will be a concept only. You can likely expect it to receive a similar set of notifications and updates as provided by the Pebble watch and those alike. This includes text messages, phone call notifications, missed calls, a proximity sensor and perhaps even some features that are analogous to that of the Nike Fuelband.
Lee apparently also confirmed that Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA in Berlin, though he didn’t delve into the phablet’s details.
Note: the above pic is merely a mock up from T3.