Well, if you wanted to talk to people via your watch, pay attention to Samsung, as it aims to turn its smartwatches into true James Bond gadgets.
Indeed, we already have the smartwatch that can perform voice calls, but it works only if paired – up with a smartphone. Now Samsung plans to create a standalone smartwatch to work without the afferent smartphone.
How smart is this anyway?
According to anonymous sources quoted by the Wall Street Journal on Friday,
Samsung’s watch-phone will be able to make and receive calls without being tethered to a smartphone, something most smartwatches on the market now can’t do, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. It will also take photos, send email and come with GPS, Bluetooth and a heart monitor, the people said—a suite of features that would make the gadget-toting James Bond proud.
Actually, detective Dick Tracey would be even prouder of the upcoming Samsung wrist communicator, but if Dick Tracy were to live today among us, he would have a few issues to be concerned about. First and foremost, in order to work as a phone, the smart device should be provided with a carrier SIM card, which, in turn, would require different paid plans for consumers. Now the smartwatches aren’t so popular, no matter how much Samsung and other similar companies have invested in these gadgets. Since the voice call function with the help of a smartphone and a Bluetooth is not yet very satisfactory, imagine paying for a service working twice as bad.
On the other hand, Samsung has already four smartwatches on the market and it is pushing forward to test and perfect their Tizen operating system, as a challenger for Apple and Google. The new Samsung wrist communicator is said to be launched either on June or July this year. While it is clear that this device won’t return high profit levels for the company, it will complete the Samsung smart devices family and will certainly appeal to the “technogeeks”. All in all, since Samsung has big plans for Tizen (aimed to connect wearables with other Samsung hi – tech and household devices, such as TV sets, cameras, refrigerators and even air conditioners), it is also clear that the company wants a big slice of the wearable devices market share in the future.