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.

We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4,” Lee said. He added that the Gear will not have a flexible display. “We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.

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.



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."