The South Korean company Samsung is planning to announce a new smartphone device that’s worn on the wrist that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails with high-quality OLED display named Galaxy Gear.
The Galaxy Gear will be powered by Google Android operating system and go on sale this year to beat a potentially competing product from Apple.
The press has been speculating about the hardware and design, and leaking information, since word got out that the company would be designing its smartwatch to rival new and yet-to-be-released gadgets from Sony, Apple and Pebble.
Note that Samsung is highly security conscious in protecting its designs, and occasionally sends off prototypes that don’t mirror the final design. But it won’t be far off.
That aside, we don’t know much about the Samsung Gear, its design, or its features. As with all smartwatches, it’ll act as a second screen for your smartphone so it’s quicker and easier to see notifications without actually looking at your phone.