Wearable technology market is being geared up by Samsung.
According to the Wall Street Journal, which was in attendance at an event, Samsung Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said that his company has been dedicating significant resources to several technologies, including “wearables”. The slide to accompany his comment showed the eyeglasses that might compete with Google Glass and also Galaxy Gear smart watch.
Reports have been twirling that Samsung is working on a smart eyewear. Then a patent filing surfaced in Korea for Samsung eyewear. That application indicated that the device would be connected directly to a smartphone and feature built-in earphones.
Samsung has not announced any strategies to launch a Google Glass competitor, but Kwon’s comments seem to indicate such a device is coming.
These glasses provide users the ability to listen to music, and take phone calls while displaying notifications while phone is running. However, they say it is linked to the phone via USB.