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Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Reportedly Confirmed for Unveiling at Samsung Unpacked Event in September

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On September 4, Samsung is set to take the stage in Berlin and unveil the Galaxy Note 3. While that is pretty much 100% confirmed, there have been talks and even patent filings concerning a Samsung smartwatch, which was first referred to as Samsung Gear. According to SamMobile, they have learned from sources that Galaxy Gear (model number SM-V700) is real, and will be launching alongside the Note 3 on September 4 at the Unpacked event. 

The above concept render is based on a patent filing that took place earlier this year. It is reported that the watch will connect perfectly with other Galaxy devices from Samsung (not just the Note 3), and could feature a built-in microphone and speakers. As far as what other features we should expect from Galaxy Gear, there is no telling.

Anything in particular you would like to see from a Samsung smartwatch?

Via: SamMobile

  • Anthony Bottari

    I rarely wear a watch but the 007 in me really wants this..

  • Duncan_J

    All jokes aside that render looks set. I’d wear that.

  • destruo

    If you buy this device, you may as well just get NERD tattooed on your forehead…

  • jbdan

    Look, it’s running touch wiz :p

  • Cotterman

    Holographic display so everyone cAn see what Ur doing.

  • Don

    I would choose death before wearing a “thing” like this. Better than being beat up by every normal person who sees me wearing it.

  • Jason Casteel

    Must have removable SD, and USB, and the battery has to be hot swap capable, or at least last all day in use. (YEAH, That last part is going to be tough)… and Most importantly, it has to be competitive in price. Since it’s a phone, it can’t be “just a high priced gadget” it has to be functional, and cheap enough that you’re not afraid to use it. (You certainly wouldn’t buy a second plan, just to have a second phone.) Remember, it’s capabilities are limited compared to a regular phone, so you certainly wouldn’t expect to pay as much as a regular phone.

  • Tojen1981

    A smartwatch. A gadget that requires the same amount (or more in some cases)of interaction as a smartphone. Is it that big of a deal to pull out your phone for 1-2 sec to see who messaged/called you? Just leave your phone in view and its accomplishes the same task. Unless the software is intuitive enough to allow touchless interaction, I’ll wait for Google glass.

  • Godzilla

    I want it to include motion genstures so that when I start “jerking it” it will automatically start playing porn on my phone.

  • Godzilla

    This might be my christmas present.

    Concerns

    1. The “screen” better be gorilla glass 3 or GTFO
    2. The overall build quality must be top notch in order to survive bangs and bumps.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well if it is a flexible display and bends like the concept, it won’t be Gorilla Glass anything. Gorilla Glass isn’t flexible.

      • Godzilla

        Well it better be almost impossible to scratch

  • Shawn Lasky

    Go, go, Gadget Galaxy Gear..with Google

  • sweaty chocolate

    Genius idea. Release the Note 3 and for the people who say the Note is too big, Have them buy the companion watch so they will not have to hold the Note to their heads.

  • NoBullFitness

    Put me down for 1

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    wait, who’s seen undercover brother…we need this. A watch that squirts hot sauce.

  • Adrian Pinnix

    Step 1: rename the a contact to Zordon.
    Step 2: change ringside to Power Rangers Wrist Communicator
    Step 3: have Zordon call while in public restroom
    Step 4: hold conversation as if real Power Ranger

    That’s the plan..

    • Fetter

      I so want to do this now!

    • FAL_Fan

      Now that is the funniest idea on here! Brilliant! I might even do that for real just because it’s funny and something I would do.

  • RaptorOO7

    If that is their design then it looks good and I would buy into one. Crapple will come along a year later and claim they invented it, were first and theirs is magical with the Jobs(less) interface.

    • Pedro

      First to market does actually count in the real world.

      Pebble should be able to make a boatload of claims, given that they are shipping. Unless, of course, that someone has actually made a patent claim with more than sketches.

    • Dave

      They would claim a patent on it from 1992.

  • Javier Irizarry

    it must tell time

  • triangle8

    I’m looking forward to seeing a flexible display on this thing.

  • hfoster52

    Does it beat the watch Michael Knight used with Kitt from Knight Rider??

    • Dorian Brooks

      Nothing Beats Kitt!!! But yeah… It’s better than that watch

      • hfoster52

        Can it unlock mechanical locks by simply putting it next to the lock? Granted that wasn’t the only cheese from that show. BTW Knight Rider is on Netflix.

        • Dorian Brooks

          In that cause Bond beats both with the laser beam Rolex, electromagnet bullet deflecting Rolex, teleprinter Seiko or his geiger counter Breitling.

  • Dave

    It looks like an iphone. Haha….

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well that is a concept render made by someone not even employed by Samsung. Not an actual picture.

      • Dave

        I know….I just wanted to be the first to use the overused saying.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          In which case, take my upvote, good sir.

  • Jorge

    If the watch looks anything like the render above and needs charging only once a week, I’m sold.

  • Bionic_Pags

    I would like it to be able to control my car… like if i’m in some trouble and i need my car to help me out of a jam, i can communicate to it through the watch… and they should call it a Comlink

  • RW-1

    A Fricking Laser, or a Taser would be nice, for those pesky annoying people who run at you … Hey, at least unlike moto, it won’t have a locked bootloader eh? :)

    • Bill Hill

      Don’t Tase Me, Bro!

      • RW-1

        ZzzzzzzzzzzT ! :)

        I’d rather tase Jha for the past, and Shammo for the past, present and future.

  • inspector gadget

    Remote self destruct would be nice

  • dmagicp

    I would like to see someone design one of these watches with a mechanical automatic movement that will recharge the battery while you’re wearing it. Damn I should have patented that idea.

    • NexusPhan69

      Been around for a long time on regular watches. Likely not powerful enough for a smart watch to actually make much of a difference.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        You could get a full charge working out with your shake weight!

      • dmagicp

        Of course the idea has been around for a long time. But it hasn’t been implemented on a smart watch.

  • Zargh

    WSJ said Google’s making a smartwatch, so I’ll wait for that instead.

    • joseph barrientos

      or buy both? :D

      • Fozzybare

        one for each wrist

        • ijKs

          Don’t forget the ankles. Curse you wrist lovers

  • SmokeNMirrors

    An ideal feature for a watch is telling time! That is all. Well, maybe the date too…

    • MikeCiggy

      If it can eliminate me taking out my phone to check notifications then that would be an ideal feature.

      • Tyler Durden

        Yep, look less sketchy for those people who look at their phone every 2 seconds

  • Damian

    The watch needs a snapdragon 800 processor, 1080p display that’s at least 6 inches and 20 megapixel camera with OIS, and last a week on a single charge.

    • Sirx

      No removeable SD card = No sale.

      Also waterproof, bulletproof, and shark-resistant (up to 3 sharks) or GTFO…

      • Damian

        Can’t forget HDMI out and wireless charging!

        • Sirx

          YES! Dude, why aren’t you running Samsung’s design department?! I would throw approximately all of the money at your vision.

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            Remember, it’s capabilities are limited compared to a regular phone –
            it’s an accessory – so you certainly wouldn’t expect to pay as much as a
            regular phone that it is connected to.

        • hfoster52

          Should Charge off of Kinetic Energy or no dice. http://www.gizmag.com/voltmaker-kinetic-charger/28065/ Like a shake weight.

          • Josh Shaw

            While Jerkin’ off I’d probably overheat the battery.

        • ahhh yes

          WIRELESS CHARGING? SO LAST YEAR…NEEDS TO BE AN AUTOMATIC WATHC

        • Dorian Brooks

          Support for Chromecast as well

    • http://TransientTangent.com/ Blake Mitchell

      Samsung Galaxy Gauntlet – Betcha can’t use just one

      • Damian

        The watch should be used in landscape orientation so it can take up your whole forearm.

        • Tom Kiley

          Yes! … a 6-inch wide cuff. They can call it, I dunno … the Nintendo Glove.

    • Tyler Durden

      A little behind…we need 69mp with OIS and a Snapdragon 1000

      • Damian

        We just don’t have the technology to put in a 69 megapixel camera, the watch just isn’t big enough, but a 68 megapixel camera would probably fit.

        • Tyler Durden

          might as well just put a 4mp ultrapixel

          • Damian

            HTC would never let Samsung use their valued ultrapixel technology! But maybe they would be cool with boomsound.

    • Dave

      But if it comes out with Moto X specs, people will accept it.

      • Damian

        *Insert Ron meme here*

    • RedXander

      Last a week on a single charge? Watches have used kinetic charging for years. I demand no necessary recharge. Also, solar charging and aluminum unibody is now a must so we can label it a green product.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Aluminum unibody? How would that work with a flexible display. Last I checked, Aluminum doesn’t bend very well. Unless you are wanting an aluminum foil unibody, in which case I withdraw my comment.

        • Kamesen

          The flexible display demo we saw the at the Korean expo or wherever it was had the display curved around the edges of the phone. Curved display doesn’t mean it has to be flexible once the product makes it to the consumer – it can be flexible enough to only assemble it onto the product.

          Thus, flexible display + aluminum unibody on a watch.

          http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/samsung-flexible-display.jpg

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I understand that, but if we are going by the patents, the watch body flexes. Hence, you couldn’t do an aluminum body.

    • stabone

      And allow my to turn into a power ranger.

      • Damian

        I wish I thought of that!

    • jh123416

      Otherwise I AINT BUYIN’!

    • Michael Jamaleddine

      Screw 1080p it needs a 4k display with the option to turn into a transformer.

  • cgalyon

    I’d like to see fitness functions in it (like the MotoActv). However, I would also like for it to be able to use a variety of fitness apps like Runtastic, Endomondo, etc. Needs an accelerometer, altimeter, Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS.

    • macdaddybuff

      Sums it up for me

  • Tyler Durden

    thankfully it’s not S Watch

    • Jordan Webb

      Might get in trouble with the Swatch group there, especially given the market.

      • Tyler Durden

        yeah but Samsung has a way around things

        • Mitch Joa

          Billions of dollars and an experienced legal department.

        • Dave

          They’d just buy Swatch, then torch every asset in an inferno.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I want to see all the motion gestures built in. Mhm.

  • MikeCiggy

    Could be the first smart watch that will be useful. Samsung continues to innovate. Maybe we all don’t like the plastic feeling of their phones but they are top-dog. However, a plastic cheap looking watch will not cut it no matter how innovative and useful it is. Watches need to be made of premium materials and be stylish for it to appeal to the masses.

    • Jkdem85

      innovate…come on

    • Mitch Joa

      By innovate do you mean try anything and everything they can think of?

      • MikeCiggy

        Innovate:
        Verb
        -Make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.
        -Introduce something new, esp. a product.