Aug 06 AT 12:58 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

Samsung files for “Galaxy Gear” trademark, could be next smartwatch


Samsung has been talking about making a smartwatch for a long time. The market for smartwatches is relatively new and unexplored, so an innovative Samsung product could flourish if executed correctly. According to a recent trademark filing, such a future device could be called the Galaxy Gear.

Samsung’s filing for the Galaxy Gear name is very specific. In the documents for the filing, it’s stated what the trademark is for:

Wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages; wearable electronic handheld devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages and for keeping track of or managing personal information; smart phones; tablet computers; portable computersSamsungGalaxy Gear trademark filing

This is basically a convoluted way of saying “smartwatch.” Samsung clearly intends to use this name for a smartwatch according to filing, but not all trademarks are put to good use. We hope this one sees the light of day. Galaxy Gear has a nice ring to it, though it’s a little lengthy with the addition of the Galaxy brand.

If Samsung wants to be successful in the smartwatch market, it needs to act fast. Hopefully it’ll be releasing the device soon, because I know a lot of people are waiting for the next round of smartwatches. We’re excited to see what both Samsung, and competitors like Google, have to offer.

We expect to see the Galaxy Gear launch at IFA, at Samsung’s own Unpacked conference. That’s when the Galaxy Note phones are usually announced, and what better companion to a large phone you can barely fit in a pocket than a smartwatch? What do you want to see out of the next round of smartwatches?

Source: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • aranea

    I hope they can come up with something innovative. Though functional I don’t like the desing of current smartwatches.

  • R.S

    I look forward to checking out “Galaxy Gear”.

    In my opinion, the more options we have (with smart watches) the more likely that manufacturers will “fight” for our business; more features, lower prices, better customer service.

    Ironically enough, even though smart watches have existed for a while, with the rumors of Samsung making one, iSheep are already claiming that Samsung has copied Apple’s idea of a smart watch.

  • JQuest81

    I could totally get into that, so as long as it’s not basically useless if you decide to move out of the TouchWiz ecosystem…

    On a side note: I actually use S-health so if they tie their smartwatch into that that would set it over the top for me… Lol

  • donger

    There’s gotta be more accessories or devices that they’ll show off.