Before Apple’s iWatch smartwatch arrived, Samsung had taken the lead. On September 4, local time, Samsung is expected to release a new generation of Galaxy Note series smartphones and smart watches GalaxyGear at the International Consumer Electronics Show (IFA) in Berlin, Germany.
According to industry insiders, wearable devices will become the next field of competition among tech giants as competition in the smartphone industry becomes more intense.
Compared to the previous hot Apple iWatch, Samsung is more ‘realistic’. Li Yingxi, deputy president of Samsung Electronics ‘Wireless Division, said in March that he has been preparing for the development of watch-type smart phones, and emphasized that the key is who first puts consumers’ favorite products on the market for commercialization. In May, Samsung applied for a patent registration with the South Korean government agency on the product.
The photos leaked on the eve of the press conference showed that Samsung’s smartwatch is more like wearing its Galaxy smartphone directly after it has been downsized. According to reports from foreign technology media VentureBeat, GalaxyGear has a 3-inch large OLED square touch screen (note: iPhone5’s screen is only 4 inches), 4 million pixel camera, battery life is 10 hours, using Android system, support Wi-Fi And Bluetooth capabilities.
Li Yingxi described the watch as a ‘new wearable concept device’ and said that the GalaxyGear uses a non-flexible screen that can ‘enrich and enrich the existing smart mobile experience’ in many ways.
VentureBeat enumerates a series of Samsung smart watch features, including issuing voice commands through the built-in Samsung SVoice language control function, pre-installed social media and health tracking applications, and can be connected to Samsung smart phones or tablets, supporting direct watch access Make a call (requires connection to a mobile phone), etc.
Before the sale, Samsung’s review of this smart watch seems to have been polarized, both questioning its practical purpose and admiring the trend of future wearable devices represented by the watch, but from the current point of view, Samsung seems to absorb Learned the lesson of the previous failure-multifunctional and always online. Even if it is separated from the smartphone, the watch still has a lot of functions to use. It is conceivable that the watch can not only connect with Samsung smartphones, but also control the TV, etc. It may be the real purpose of other Samsung electronics products to improve and strengthen the Samsung product ecosystem. There is also a possibility that some analysts said that Samsung’s move was more for exhibition purposes and to show that it was a leader in the technology industry.
Smart watch upgrade history
[Last 1980s and 1990s] Companies represented by Seiko Japan have successively launched many smart watches, or watches with electronic programming functions, which can be connected to early desktops including Apple and IBM.
[90s of last century] Including manufacturers such as Seiko, Samsung, IBM and Citizen, in the form of cooperation or independent development, successively launched so-called smart phones, but these watches independent of the Internet are short-lived.
 Microsoft launched its first and only smart watch SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology), which uses FM networks to push information to home appliances with terminals, including watches, coffee machines and even refrigerators.
 Samsung launched the S9110, a watch that can make calls, and LG’s GD910, but these products did not bring enough sales, and then quietly withdrew from the market.
 Sony Ericsson launched the LiveView watch, which is connected to the phone via Bluetooth. Although the appearance is good and the battery life is 2-3 days, but the application is few. The most important point is that after leaving the Sony Ericsson smartphone, this watch Useless.