The Samsung Galaxy Gear isn’t even all that old yet. It came out three months ago, and already there is talk of a successor. Sources claim that the Galaxy Gear 2 will be released sometime early next year, and might even be shown off at MWC. This would give the original Galaxy Gear around a five month life, which is a bit sad.
The Galaxy Gear, with its limited compatibility and features, could have been released as a test product. Then Samsung could continue to develop it through software updates, making it truly ready for the market. This isn’t uncommon, so don’t get all up in arms.
Rumors say that the Galaxy Gear 2 will feature a flexible display, which would help the watch fit better on the wrist. Hopefully this will be paired with some sort of flexible or at least segmented body to help it curve around the wrist.
Samsung may also unveil the Galaxy Band, a health/fitness band that can track heart rate, blood pressure, and more. It’ll presumably be used along with S Health, so you can look forward to that in the future.
Of course, this is all rumor and unverified inside info, so take it with a grain of salt. But we might see a much improved Galaxy Gear smartwatch sometime soon. Do smart watches appeal to you?