Samsung confirmed that it will be getting into the wearable technology game when Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile business, Lee Younghee, had an exclusive interview with The Korea Times and discussed a few details about the upcoming smartwatch. Lee said that the concept name for the device is called Galaxy Gear.
According to Lee, the purpose of Galaxy Gear will be to enhance their current mobile experience and that “Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry”. In response to questions about a possible flexible display Lee mentions that it will not be flexible but that Samsung does hold various patents for a flexible display which would most definitely be using in future products.
There has been no shortage of speculation surrounding the possibility of an Apple iWatch to come in the near future and Samsung seems to be trying to beat them to the market. Apple has hired some notable people from the fashion industry which hints towards their intentions to get into wearable tech as well. Many people expected Apple to discuss it’s plans for an iWatch product earlier this year at the 2013 WWDC, but it seems that we may have our best chance to hear something this fall.