Samsung Files For “Samsung Galaxy Gear” Trademark

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung has cast its stone to the smartwatch market as it filed a trademark application in the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the use of the name “Samsung Galaxy Gear.”

According to Samsung’s trademark application dated July 29, the trademark will be used for “wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band, or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages.”

The document also adds the Samsung Galaxy Gear would also be used for “the wireless receipt storage and/ or transmission of data and messages and for keeping track of or managing personal information; smart phones; tablet computers; (and) portable computers.”

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch interface

More and more people are ditching their wristwatches as they have turned to their smartphones to tell the time. But since rumors swirled about Apple developing a smartwatch of its own, something the company remains mum about, the interest for wearable watches with embedded computers begin to peak.

While Apple has no official word about the so-called iWatch, rival companies have prompted to develop their own smartwatches and other wearable technology that can be paired with a smartphone. Sony has already unveiled a couple of Android-based smartwatches, including the Smartwatch 2 that serves as a second screen for an Android smartphone.

What features do you expect from a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Would you buy it? Share your opinions in our comments!

Source: PC World

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