Samsung rumoured to be launching round smartwatch of its own

Jane McEntegart

August 26, 2014 6:58am

Motorola’s Moto 360 (pictured above) is probably the most anticipated smartwatch of the year. When Google announced Android Wear earlier this year, the Moto 360 was immediately labeled the most attractive smartwatch around, even though it wasn’t even available yet. Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 in mid-March and now, six months later, the company is finally almost ready to launch the first round smartwatch. Unfortunately, so is everyone else.

This past weekend, we got wind of LG’s plans to launch a round watch at IFA. Now it looks like Samsung has one, too. Or it will have one. SamMobile reports that the round watch is still in development but is an answer to the Moto 360. It doesn’t sound like it will be ready for an IFA debut (though Samsung will have wearables at the show). There’s also a good chance this device will be Tizen-based, which means it won’t be compatible with any Android applications.

SamMobile’s source also revealed that Samsung will announce the Gear VR virtual reality headset as well as a SIM-enabled Gear alongside the Note 4 at IFA next month.

  • MXH070

    WOW….. SAMEsung sales keep falling wonder why….

    • Comrade Yeti

      Yup. Every sales rep is now going to say “Wait, there’s a better round watch coming” and Samsung will wonder why the Gear sales are horrible

    • KiwiBri

      just like the numebr of tablets these guys release.. may lead to consumer confusion..

    • It’s Me

      yup. Throwing lots of sh*t against the wall to see what sticks can (and has) work for a company like Samsung for a while, but sooner or later you are just covered in sh*t.

    • cartfan88

      Last week we released a round watch but now that you have bought that what if I told you we’ve got one coming with a premium processor and build called the Gear Round Prime S Plus….

  • Kienerman

    Rather than coming up with new stuff how about supporting the current stuff that you’re selling. I bought a gear fit I have yet to see a replacement strap other than ebay. Typical Company promote something and can’t deliver at the same time. This product has been out almost a year now. That’s the difference between Apple and Samsung.

    • KiwiBri

      Sony and other manufacturers are doing this too.. unfortunately. Even LG with the G3 in Canada will be like this I am sure. Shame.

  • Lion5

    I don’t see what the big friggin deal is about a round smartwatch. I can get more text on a square screen, unless you make the round watch even bigger.