A few months ago Samsung confirmed that it is working on a smartwatch. Unfortunately, we still don’t know a whole lot about what we can expect at this point. However, in recent days a few tidbits of information have surfaced giving us a clearer picture on some fronts. Today, a USPTO filing reveals that Samsung has filed a trademark for the name “Galaxy Gear.” It added a few details on the device it was trademarking in the documents.
The South Korea-based company described Galaxy Gear as “wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages,” which is basically what we expect from a smartwatch. We imagine the device will take advantage of Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with other mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. We’ll be impressed in Samsung can actually execute on the part of that description that discusses “sending” emails and messages – we imagine that’s going to have to entirely rely on voice input.
The Galaxy moniker and “Gear” labeling suggest there could be more than one such product. Perhaps we’ll be treated to an entire family of wearable devices. The latest rumors suggest Samsung will unveil its Galaxy Note III – and likely its Galaxy Gear devices – during a press conference on Sept. 4 in Berlin.