A report is saying that Samsung will be lifting the lid on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the Galaxy Band smartbracelet at MWC 2014, which will be kicking off at Barcelona in February.
The report comes from The Korean Herald. The news site reports, “Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, two of the world’s largest smartphone makers, are bracing for the era of wearable devices next year, with plans to unveil upgraded smartwatches and wristband-type gadgets.
“Following news that the long-awaited Tizen smartphone will roll out at the Mobile World Congress in February next year, industry watchers now say the Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band also are likely to be released.”
The site adds, “Another source close to Samsung, speaking anonymously, noted that Samsung was working to bring the Galaxy Gear 2 into the spotlight at the MWC.”
In terms of the Galaxy band, the site says, “Another device expected from Samsung for the MWC is the Galaxy Band, which is reportedly a health and fitness wristband with which can monitor physical conditions such as pulse and blood pressure.
“Anxious not to be outdone, LG Electronics, Samsung’s local competitor, is also poised to roll out products at the MWC, namely the “G Arch” and “G Health.”
“The G Arch is suspected to be a flexible screen smartwatch and the G Health will likely be a fitness bracelet, both of which can sync with LG smartphones, according to market sources.”
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