EXCLUSIVE: Samsung working on circular Gear smartwatch, SIM-enabled Gear coming with Galaxy Note 4

We’ve known for some time that Samsung is working on various new wearables, including a Gear smartwatch with cellular connectivity and the Gear VR, a virtual reality headset. Today, SamMobile has received information on the former device, and also on a new Gear smartwatch with a circular design similar to the Moto 360 (and LG’s upcoming watch, which it teased very recently.) According to our source, the Gear VR won’t be the only wearable announced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 – it will be accompanied by the SIM-enabled Gear, something that has been reported a few times in the past as well.

As for the smartwatch with a round display, we’ve heard that it is under development as an answer to the Moto 360 and also to LG’s upcoming circular watch, which isn’t surprising considering a lot of folks have shown interest in round smartwatches, thanks to the fact that these look more like traditional watches while offering all the functionality expected from a smartwatch. What our source didn’t tell us is when the circular Gear will be made official, though we’re guessing it will be a few months after the Galaxy Note 4 gets launched. It’s also unclear if the watch will be powered by Tizen or Android Wear – it could be either, and we will only find out for certain when it goes official or until some concrete details surface in the future.

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AquilaSol
11 months 4 days ago

Buying a 21st century futuristic scifi-y watch that looks like something your grandfather would’ve worn as a teenager. I can’t see the appeal.

It’s disgusting how everything seems to be tailored at hipsters and grannies these days.

ANDRES VAZQUEZ
11 months 6 days ago

PUES QUE ACTULICEN LOS FIRWARE Y QUE PONGAN SI ES DE TELCE O MOVI PARA SABER A QUE COMPAÑIA ES EL FIRWARE Y EL PAIS YA SE SABE

luisgomesrj
11 months 7 days ago

It has a camera, so this image is from the tizen version one. Android wear doesn’t have support to cams yet, i guess.

 
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