Crossing the line between innovation and insanity? Samsung's smart watch to come out as early as next June
Samsung has planned to introduce a smartwatch that's capable of making phone calls and receiving data, allowing it to be used without maintaining connection to a smartphone and removing a limitation that's troubled recent watches.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the smartwatch, that will be unveiled in the next few months, will include a camera, GPS, and a heart-rate monitor, and will at least be capable of sending email.
One would assume that such a watch would also allow for third-party apps, as Samsung's prior watches have, allowing it to do much more.
The device would essentially put the key capabilities of a smartphone into a watch, requiring a SIM card and likely a data and voice plan too.
Samsung's been more than happy to experiment with the shape of smartphones, often to ridiculous results, and it sounds as though this watch will be just another extension of that.
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