Aug 25 AT 2:42 PM Dustin Earley 5 Comments

Samsung working on round smartwatch to compete with Motorola, LG

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When Motorola’s Moto 360 first became official, the tech community went nuts for its sleek, traditional round design. Today, reputable Samsung blog SamMobile is reporting that Samsung is working on a round smartwatch of its own to go head-to-head with the Moto 360 and recently-teased LG G Watch R.

Unfortunately, details on the smartwatch are scarce. As of right now, SamMobile doesn’t even know if the device will run Tizen or Android Wear. But if Samsung really wants to compete with Motorola and LG, we believe there is a good chance the device be powered by¬†Android Wear.

It looks like, thanks to the compatibility and availability of Android Wear, Google is doing to the smartwatch market what it did to the smartphone market some years ago. By the end of next year, we’d be surprised if every major Android phone manufacturer under the sun didn’t have multiple smartwatches with¬†multiple price points and designs running Android Wear.

Samsung’s round watch probably won’t be ready in time for IFA, but a SIM-enabled Gear will be. We’ll be keeping an eye out for both. Just in case.

Source: SamMobile

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • deke218

    Wondering how do you compete with nothing? A competition requires that you have something to go head to head with something else. None of these watches has seen the light of day.

  • Alex

    who needs a watch 99 percent of the population carry a smart phone wit ha clock

    • Jim

      Yeah, but with a smart watch you don’t have to take your phone out of your pocket any more to check the time… or notifications, etc.

  • Jim

    I’ve been so hyped about the 360 since it got announced.

    Someone just launch a round watch already that i can use with my nexus

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