Samsung, the first OEM to jump into smartwatch business before we even heard about Android Wear and Moto 360 might be looking for another roll to populate the market with a smart wearable, which does not look like a Gear though.
US Patent Office last thursday published some details about the Samsung’s patent application which were filed in August last year. Just to make a reference this was long time ago when we didn’t even heard of any Android wearable coming and approximately three months before the Galaxy Gear launch. The patents describe it being a roundface wearable much like what we know of the Moto 360 with some interesting features.
The information published does not leak any specifications or dimensions but it leans towards a different note on physical configurations, UI functionality and gesture based interactions. The patent filing reveals renders with different watch faces, fitness tracking apps, and maybe heart rate monitoring now that Samsung is known to release them with their smartwatch.
Samsung should be working with the Android wear ecosystem but with the gesture based support it will be no wonder if they come out with their homegrown Tizen running this wearable. The patent filings also includes Samsung’s proposed flexibility of mounting this smartwatch anywhere like removing from the wristband and clipped to a necklace, keychain or whatever may be the possibility.
There is also known that it will come with a camera on the wristband much like the original Galaxy Gear and the touch-less gestures are supposed to control this device using the camera.
Being mere patent application, there might be more to come but it is definitely looks interesting. We might have to wait for the FCC filings to be released to know more about the specifications.
Source : Android Authority