Samsung 'Gear' Smartwatch To Debut In September?

Samsung’s hotly-anticipated wearable computing device will be making an official appearance at this year's IFA show, if the latest online rumours are to be believed. Dick Tracey fans, this is your cue to get tentatively excited.

According to a report from Patently Apple, the South Korean juggernaut is fast-tracking the release of the "Samsung Gear" smartwatch, which will make its debut at IFA 2013 on September 6th.

"The latest trend to beat Apple to the punch on any single technology relating to smartphones or tablets prior to Apple's classic iPhone Event held every September is gaining another entrant," the report claims.

"Samsung [is] planning to release their new smart watch which is noted as a being a "Samsung Gear" smartphone accessory. While it's likely to be another cheesy product, the goal of course is to simply beat Apple to market with a smart watch so that Apple will look like a follower rather than a leader when and if they release such a product in the future."

It's worth noting that the report doesn't mention where it got its sources from -- or even if it had any. It could all just be fanboy speculation for all we know. For what it's worth, the report also claims that Samsung will show off its next Galaxy Note device at the same event. For the time-being, we'd advice taking all this with a huge grain of salt.

At present, the product remains something of a mystery. Leaked images suggest it will retain come with a touchscreen with different tiles for music, time and email. As always, we'll update you with more news as we get it.

See also: 17 Reasons Smartwatches Won't Work (Yet)

[Via: Patently Apple]

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