A Samsung Galaxy smartwatch is very much part of the gadget-maker’s product pipeline, a mover and shaker at the company has confirmed, as wearable technology increasingly becomes the most zeitgeisty topic around.
Latterly, talk of an Apple smartwatch, purportedly dubbed the iWatch, has been a mainstay of the US and UK tech press news and op-eds. The peripheral, which comes amid the success of Nike’s sportswatches, has been touted as the next new blockbuster product to come out of Cupertino.
Not one's to be left behind, it’s now emerged that Apple’s biggest rival in the smartphone sector is also working up a timepiece.
Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile division, said: “We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long.
“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.”
Both Apple and Samsung’s forays into wearable technology are unlikely to allow users to make and take calls a la Dick Tracy’s phone-watch, but will run apps and allow owners to access their handset’s key functions.