Samsung have confirmed they've been working on a wrist-watch accessory for sometime. The Galaxy Watch looks set to lock horns with Apple's iWatch.
Samsung now confirmed that they've been working on a wrist-watch for sometime and are planning to launch a Galaxy Watch in the future. The information was revealed by the executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business in an interview reported by Bloomberg.
Over the last couple of years we've heard so many rumours about smartwatches, but we're still waiting for them to really take-off. We've seen Sony launch their own "Smartwatch" accessory, while Nike's fitness watches have become incredibly popular.
Earlier this year we documented rumours suggesting that Samsung would be launching a device called the Galaxy Active.
The device , which was expected to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy S4, was rumoured to be a fitness accessory which could be worn as a watch. After hearing rumours about Apple's iWatch, it's possible Samsung decided to scrap the Galaxy Active in favour of a full-fledged Galaxy Smart Watch.
Samsung Galaxy Watch - What to expect from the Smart Watch ?
The big question when it comes to the launch of any Smart Watch is whether it'll enable you to make calls. We highly doubt whether any wrist-watch launching in the next couple of years will include the feature, but we'd expect you'd at least be able to check who's calling.
The Galaxy Smartwatch is sure to enable you to respond to text messages, access social network updates and control music playback. We're also pretty sure you'll be able to use the wrist-watch as a fitness accessory which should make it's extremely popular.
We hope and pray the Galaxy Watch looks as gorgeous as the design produced byfor Samsung Design back in 2009 (pictured above). However, we have to wonder how much such a stunning design might cost to produce.
As soon as we hear anymore news about the Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch you'll be the first to know.
Apple's iWatch - Biggest rival to Samsung's Galaxy Wrist-watch
Apple are rumoured to be working on their own smartwatch code-named the Apple iWatch. The device is yet to be officially confirmed, but that doesn't come as much of a surprise because Apple devices are always shrouded in secrecy.
The iWatch looks set to be the major rival to the Galaxy Smartwatch and it's likely to have a very similar feature-set. Interestingly, we've heard rumours that Apple's iWatch will include a 1.5 inch flexible touch-screen which can wrap around your wrist.
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By Simon Thomas on 20th March, 2013