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Samsung executive confirms Smartwatch is coming

Written by on April 8, 2013 in Android, iPhone, Samsung - No comments

Are you ready for a new watch?  Samsung is banking on the concept that if you own their Smartphones, you will also buy into a watch that can connect to your phone to integrate several functions.

As reported by Bloomberg during an interview:

“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.”

It is also rumored that Apple is also working on a iWatch or similar named device to connect to your iPhone and iPads.  Phones and tablets are getting fairly saturated in today’s market, and the Phone manufacturers need a next ‘big thing’ to drive consumer sales.

Will a smart-watch be able to offer enough functionality to justify a $200 or so purchase to go along with your smartphone?  Likely uses could be for text messages, responding or making calls, and even perhaps heart rate monitors.  One possibility for Apple is Siri integration connecting via Bluetooth back to the iPhone, and Google Now for Android devices.

Perhaps the Jetsons age of talking and video chat to your watch is finally upon us.

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