Samsung Confirms It's Preparing a Smart Watch for Release

Samsung Confirms It's Preparing a Smart Watch for Release

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Samsung has confirmed that it's developing a smart watch, reports Bloomberg.

“We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long,” Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, said during an interview in Seoul. “We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.” Lee wouldn't say what features that watch would have or how much it would cost.

Apple is also said to be working on a Smart Watch. The site previously reported that the company has 100 designers working on the project.

The features under consideration by the Cupertino, California-based company include letting users make calls, see the identity of incoming callers and check map coordinates, one of the people said. It would also house a pedometer for counting steps and sensors for monitoring health-related data, such as heart rates, this person said.

Last month, a collection of screenshots surfaced online which are allegedly from a Samsung smartwatch dubbed the GALAXY Altius. There haven't been any leaks from Apple yet but check out these impressive iWatch concepts.

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Samsung Confirms It's Preparing a Smart Watch for Release

Mark - March 19, 2013 at 2:47pm
Ugly pice of plastic!!
pkmaximum - March 19, 2013 at 2:38pm
Has everyone forgot about the SONY Ericcson Liveview watch as well? As long as it runs Android, its a failure. Then again I am not sure if the Live view ran android, or if it was just some proprietary software that connected with Android.
pkmaximum - March 19, 2013 at 2:29pm
However, it will never run iOS. This really puts the ball in Apple's court though, depending on Apple's next response, may be the determining factor if I stay with Apple products or not. It is difficult to deny the significant impact Steve Job's passing has probably had on the company. I hope all this smoke about an iWatch is coming from a massive fire.
Keith - March 19, 2013 at 2:25pm
Samsung confirms its trying to copy apple. Lol
Milkman - March 19, 2013 at 7:21pm
So even though there are several smartwatches already on the market you believe that Samsung is copying apple's watch that doesn't even exist yet..
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