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Samsung is “Definitely” Preparing a Smartwatch Says Company Exec

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According to Samsung executive Young Hee, who spoke with media in Seoul this week, his company is “definitely” preparing to launch its own smartwatch. As you know, the smartwatch has been one of the hottest indie technologies to hit the market this year, so it makes perfect sense that bigger companies would look to invest in similar, wearable technology. Companies like Pebble have jumped out to a headstart in the category, but with an Apple iWatch grabbing rumor headlines over the last couple of months, Samsung needs to hurry to get something that can compete. 

Hee mentioned that they have been preparing a watch product for “so long” and that they are working “very hard to get ready for it.” While he wouldn’t specify any features for the product, it’s clear that they need to make it powerful enough to make it a worthwhile purchase for consumers that is also affordable. The smartphone market is said to be nearing saturation, so wearable products like a smartwatch could help Samsung or Apple make money off of a new product line, assuming they do it right.

It should be an interesting battle over the next couple of months as Samsung and Apple look to conquer this new category. Apple essentially revolutionized and created the MP3, smartphone and tablet worlds, but if Samsung can beat them to the punch with a smartwatch, they may find one of their greatest achievements to date.

Via:  Bloomberg

  • Charles “Mr dbC” Francis

    i need an sWatch! it would go great with my GSII!

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  • frankandsimple

    Yes, samsung… we believe you when you say you are not enamored by Apple *roll eye*

  • r0lct

    They are just going to wait until Apple releases theirs to figure out what it’s going to look like.

    /troll

  • paul_cus

    No.

  • Erik Nerrie

    If it has a heart monitor/sensors, GPS, decent battery life, and bluetooth I will purchase it

  • http://profiles.google.com/garpunkal Gareth Wright

    it’s only a matter of time before snapple releases the iWatch and claim they invented smart watches.

    • Snapple Lady

      It is made from the best stuff on earth.

  • http://twitter.com/martyjones100 martyjones100

    Before you know it they’ll have a “watch” with 4″ 1080p

    • Austin Warren

      time is valuable

    • Charles “Mr dbC” Francis

      and you and half the world would find an excuse to own it… i know i would ;-)

      • michael arazan

        “S Watch” running google clock widget

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=687014853 Jon Smith

    This reminds me of the 80s with those damn calculator watches. lol

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I AM ALSO PREPARING A SMART WATCH!

  • Joey

    I hope they call it AWESOM-O

    • pezjono

      Then it could come up with a thousand movie ideas, 800 that feature Adam Sandler!

      “Excuse me, that’s not a smart watch. No, it clearly has bipedal dials so the correct term is ‘computerized watchamatron’!”

    • Seth Schorr

      They certainly can’t call it SWatch. /s

  • KRS_Won

    I would like to see Google take over MOTOACTV.

    • Austin Warren

      only if they could sell at prices below $200*

  • DJyoSNOW

    Crossing fingers its affordable and possibly work out friendly

  • Austin Warren

    S Watch.

    • Joey

      Swatch* ….damnit already taken :)

    • Seth Schorr

      OOOOH. I said that myself before reading this. I suck….