You can be pretty sure of two technology rumors these days: everyone is working on a smartwatch and everyone is working on a Google Glass-style device. Samsung already has the former — the Galaxy Gear — and now there’s concrete evidence to support rumors of a wearable device: a Korean patent filing.
The Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog unearthed this image, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Glass. The filing, made earlier this year, says the “design is of a type [of glasses] with earphones integrated, allowing [users] to take phone calls and listen to music during workouts.”
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Samsung declined to comment on the patent filing, but it clearly shows the company is at least floating the idea of a Glass rival. Given that it released the Galaxy Gear and has a curved-screen smartphone on its way, we don’t see a reason that this device wouldn’t get a consumer launch at some point.
Thumbnail image via DPA