Samsung patent filing shows circular smartwatch that has ability to detach and become a necklace

Ian Hardy

May 26, 2014 8:51am

Samsung, like many mobile manufacturers, files hundreds of patents every year with the various offices around the world. Some come to life, many don’t. The latest to hit the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are a slew from Samsung that could give a hint of what a future flagship smartwatch might end up looking like.

There are eight patent filing in total and all have to do with a circular smartwatch. This is a shift away from how the current square share of the Galaxy Gear and Gear 2 smartwatches, and are designed like Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360.

The filings reveal a watch face with a circular design, but the physical display only represents a portion of the real estate and will still be square. In addition, the patent shows a camera on board with the main touch navigations being located on the band. Potentially continuing the trend to make wearable devices serve many purposes, Samsung also shows the option for the user to completely remove the watch face and wear it as a necklace or a key chain. – something similar to how the Gear Fit currently works with the ability to change wrist bands.

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While we wait for this to potentially arrive, Samsung is rumoured to be coming out with a new smartwatch in July that will be powered by Tizen and doesn’t need to connect to a smartphone to send and receive texts and calls.

Source: USTPO Patent filing, SammyToday
Via: SamMobile, AndroidAuthority

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  • MrMM

    Who would want a smartwatch attached to their keychain?

    Oh wait, if they add a gimmicky feature like “whistle to find your keys” ppl will eat it right up lol.

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    To me is making something already expensive even more so. so why get this instead of a real smart phone? I rather get one that links to my phone rather than one with a separate sim card

  • applesue

    gamechanger. apple will sue

  • Raj Singh

    It must be annoying for OEMs to make cool sh!t and have Samsung come in, copy it, and then outsell the original…

  • MobileRoamer

    Bring on the haters that don’t read the facts and call a round face watch copying. Lol. So how long have watches had a round face? Have any of you haters see that the patent was filed a good 6 months before the moto 360 announcement. I’m guessing not.

  • Guest

    maybe once samsung invades everyones space would people realize why they are getting sued.

  • realitycheck

    not even hiding it anymore…. remember…. you people let this happen.

  • Michael H

    Flavor Flav in da hizouse y’all!!!!

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    • GagaScrewer

      If a copy is better than an original, then I’ll buy the copy.