Samsung Plans to Take On the Rumored Apple iWatch with a Smartwatch of Their Own

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    Samsung Plans to Take On the Rumored Apple iWatch with a Smartwatch of Their Own


    Between Google Glass and the rumored iWatch from Apple, it looks like wearable computers might just be the next disruptive tech of the future. Of course, Samsung would never let an opportunity go unanswered, (or a great idea uncopied ). They plan to offer a competitor smartwatch of their own. In fact, they have been working on one for some time. To be fair, even though we cracked the joke about Samsung copying Apple's idea, in this instance, it might be just the opposite.

    Apparently Samsung has been working on smartwatch concepts since 1999, as shown above in this patent they filed at that time and won in 2003. In reality, this simply shows tech companies have R&D projects which mirror what is going on at their competitors. Perhaps this is just another argument for revamping the patent system.

    At any rate, it looks like all the companies are working on "the next big thing" since we are rapidly approaching a saturation point for smartphones. Whatever new tech takes off, it will be interesting to see who gets it to market first. Samsung certainly is going to try. Here's a quote from Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business,

    “We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long. We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”
    Will Samsung beat Apple to the punch this time? Will wearable computing actually take off as a viable product? Share your prognostications.

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    Re: Samsung Plans to Take On the Rumored Apple iWatch with a Smartwatch of Their Own

    I think it's a waste of time. These watches can't be selling very well, so why waste the time and money on one just because Apple is? I liken these to the old calculator watches of the early eighties.... makes you look like a dork and they are very uncomfortable to use when on your wrist.
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    Re: Samsung Plans to Take On the Rumored Apple iWatch with a Smartwatch of Their Own

    Isn't this an old thing anyway? Sony has been doing it for a while now with little success.

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    I agree with Chris - those watches weren't cool looking, they just make you look like a dork when you're wearing one. Samsung should spend their money on more useful things.
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    Samsung only wants to eliminate Apple.
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