Samsung has always been quick to venture into new territory with consumer devices. With much talk going around on the subject of ‘wearable computing’ and a rumoured iWatch apparently on the way from Apple. Young Hee, Executive Vice President of Samsung’s Mobile business has confirmed in a recent interview in Seoul that they too are working on a watch :
“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.”
The watch should be released this year as well as 3 major Smartphones which would most likely be the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 3 as well as a high end phone running Tizen, a new OS which is being worked on by Samsung, Intel and the Linux Foundation.
Samsung has previously dabbled in watches before, in fact they introduced the first phone watch, the SPH-WP10 back in 1999. This new watch that they are working on however would appear to be something more along the lines of the Pebble Smart Watch with notifications and perhaps even apps running on the device.
I stopped wearing a watch years ago, as did most people I know. I’m keen to see just how many people who purchase these new Smart Watches are still wearing them months later.
Do you still wear a watch? Do you see yourself purchasing and starting to wear a Smart Watch?