Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Samsung Smart Watch Coming Soon

The development of smartphones is similarly seeing more advanced accessories that are often provided by third party manufacturers. And the Samsung Smart Watch is one device under development. 

Samsung has confirmed it is working on a smart watch that will supposedly work as a companion to the likes of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. There have been stories that Apple has been working on an iWatch for a number of months now, and there is already the Sony SmartWatch available to Android users. 

The device is rumoured to act like a mini computer connected to smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth, and allow users to quickly check the likes of SMS messages, emails, missed calls, and social media updates. 

Samsung didn’t provide any information about when the device will become available, but Lee Young Hee from the company said they have “been preparing the watch product for so long”, and the company is working extremely hard on getting the device ready for release". 

While no pricing or release information was given by the Samsung executive the device  must be nearing availability, and if Apple also release a similar product it will be another area the two companies will do battle in.

Samsung have filed patents for their much touted entry into the smart watch market. The watch will allegedly utilize technology that features in the Korean company’s in the Samsung Galaxy tablet and their range of smart phones. Following drawings of the patent being released, website Voucher Codes Pro asked their patent and trademark insider to devise what it could look like. The concept shows a smart watch with a curved touch screen that allows users to access a list of contacts and view their messages. The concept pictures also show the edge of the screen illuminating when in the dark.

BTW, Sony already have established themselves in the market with their Smart Watch. They were one of the first companies to release a piece of wearable technology with their initial SmartWatch and introduced the SmartWatch 2 at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, China on June 25, 2013. I am not sure if it is really "smart" because it is basically a multi-functional message notification device, Android app interface and music remote. In other words, it is a second screen for your Android smartphone.

Last evening, I was at the Taman Indrahana Toastmasters meeting and unlike the last few meetings, it was very well-attended. I did not take up any meeting role but I still enjoyed the proceedings. I would score this meeting a 5 over 10. It started on time but it finished late!

It is refreshing to go to a Toastmasters meeting particularly if there is a pub adjacent to the meeting venue. I could enjoy a pint or two first. How nice that Taman Indrahana Toastmasters meet at 'Cobra Club'!

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