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Samsung Smartwatch Allegedly Shipped to Indian Test Center

by Jacob Kleinman | July 29, 2013July 29, 2013 8:00 pm PST

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The wearable technology market continues to generate lots of excitement but few actual products (save for some exercise bands and the smartwatch here and there). However, it looks like Samsung’s rumored smartwatch may already be in testing, according to a shipping record published on Indian website Zauba.

The report notes that three copies of the Samsung watch, model number SM-V700, were shipped on July 24 for R&D purposes from South Korea to Bangalore, India, where the company runs a software operations unit. We also see that each unit is valued at 24,442 Indian Rupees, equal to about $410, though the final price for Samsung’s smartwatch will likely be significantly less once it’s mass produced.

Samsung first confirmed it was working on a smartwatch back in March, revealing that it had been developing the wearable device for a long time in an interview with Bloomberg. Even before that, screenshots of a device called the Galaxy Altius had leaked, hinting at apps for music, maps, email and, of course, a clock. With this latest news it looks like Samsung’s smartwatch may finally be in sight, though it’s possible the device is still in the early stages of testing.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...