Details of Samsung’s smartwatch plans have been revealed in a series of unearthed patent and trademark filings.
Other documents reveal the company has registered the names Samsung Gear in South Korea and Samsung Galaxy Gear in the US. Analysts are divided about how much demand there might be.
Tech consultancy Canalys has predicted that sales of smartwatches will “explode” from 330,000 units shipped last year to more than five million in 2014.
“Smartwatches will be the most important new product category in consumer electronics since the iPad defined the market for tablets,” said analyst Chris Jones.
“Software platforms tied to smartwatches will also be a tremendous opportunity for developers to write apps in categories such as health and wellness or sports and fitness.”