Samsung is trying hard to push its wearables before the Apple Watch comes and claims the market. According to a recent report, Samsung’s new “round” wearable could make its grand entrance at MWC this year.
It looks like the latest smart watch has taken some design cues from the popular Moto 360. A patent granted to Samsung last May, suggested that the watch will sport a round dial with mounting and touch-less gesture support.
The patent also reveals that Samsung’s new wearable will support different watch faces, fitness tracking/mapping with built-in features that could include a heart rate monitor and weather reports. The wearable will also support flexibility of mounting, in which the round main unit can be removed from a wristband and attached to a necklace, keychain, clip, and can even be used as a TV remote.
Recent reports claim that Samsung may launch this redesigned wearable at the MWC 2015 at Barca. The watch is codenamed as ‘Orbis’ and is expected to run on Tizen Wear. (I see what you did there Samsung, Genius!)
The smart watch comes with a built-in camera in the wristband. The camera offers a new set of touch-less gestures to control the device including finger and hand position detection and movement recognition. Other features supported by the built-in camera include image/object recognition, text OCR with translations and bar code scanning.
The specs sound exciting enough but the let down for most maybe the Tizen OS. Samsung is about to release the Tizen based smart phone on January 18 in India, let’s see whether it suffers the same fate as Bada or becomes the next Android! Share you views in the comments section below.