Samsung could drop a successor to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch as early as January, despite the fact that the just-unveiled, first take on the device has yet to go on sale.
Citing the Korean Digital Times, Pocket Lint reports that the Gear is largely intended to test the water and assess what kind of demand there is for a smartwatch.
The Gear 2 will apparently be a very different, more ‘thought-out’ beast and will presumably be shaped in part by consumer response to the soon-come first edition.
According to Korean tech and business site, the Gear 2’s spec sheet will 4GB of on board storage and likely feature a GPS tracker of its own.
It’s thought that the CES show in January will be the venue for smartwatch’s showcase.
The Gear debuted earlier this month alongside the Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA show in Berlin.
Thus far, it has had a mixed response from the tech press and punters alike, with criticisms focusing on the phone’s ‘clumsy’ design and $299 price point.
Korean Digital Times