Samsung filed in August 2013 a round smartwatch patent application. Pics.
Francisco De Jesùs.
This past Thursday, the U.S. Patent office published the particulars of a Samsung patent application, filed last August, that describes a round faced smartwatch.
What these images show?
1.- Different watch faces, weather reports and fitness tracking/mapping with built-in features that could include a heart rate monitor.
2.-The round main unit can be removed from a wristband and attached to a clip, necklace, keychain and even utilized as a TV remote.
3.-A camera built into the wristband, but mounted slightly lower on the band. the built-in camera offers a new set of touch-less gestures to control the device.
4.-Images from the camera can be run through image/object recognition, barcode scanning and even text OCR with translations.
All these information and more can be found on the patent file.