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Patents filed show concept Samsung SmartWatch, aka ‘Gear’

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Last updated: August 5th, 2013 at 08:07 UTC+02:00

Following a report indicating Samsung will announce its first smarwatch, said to named Samsung Gear, on September 4, a few patents that the company filed for a smartwatch have been found at the Korea Institute of Patent Information, showing a prototype design in detail.

Registered on May 31, the model number SM-V700 is mentioned again in the patent filing, and the images show what seems to be a concept design that may or may not make it to the actual product, though the final design should be something similar. You can make quite a few things, such as the placement of the power button, USB port, speaker/mic, and capacitive back and menu buttons, though again, these could just be part of the concept and may be placed differently.

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It’s seeming more and more likely that Samsung’s smartwatch will be on demonstration alongside the Galaxy Note III, and for those that are actually interested in a smartwatch, well, let’s hope it’s a great product instead of just an attempt to beat Apple to the market. We’ll stay on the lookout for any other info about the smartwatch, so stay tuned.

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