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Galaxy Gear: This Is The Smart Watch SAMSUNG is Working On

A trademark application to the U.S patent office has confirmed Samsung is working on a wearable device worn on a user's wrist.  The filing affirms the Korean company is working on a smartwatch-style device and reveals it will be called the Galaxy Gear - previous filing suggested it would be called Gear.

The device is also being rumoured to launch at an upcoming Samsung Unpacked event on 4 September.

According to the filing, originally discovered by Dutch fan site Galaxy Club, Samsung's Galaxy Gear range will be 'wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls.' It continues that the wristband will also be used for 'storage and/or transmission of data and messages and for keeping track of or managing personal information; smart phones; tablet computers; portable computers.'

This latest filing follows one previously submitted in June by Samsung that described the smartwatch as a Samsung Gear, rather than Galaxy Gear. The Galaxy addition to the name would mean the device would fit in with Samsung's existing range of Android-powered Galaxy smartphones.

Invites to Samsung unpacked event at this year's IFA conference in Berlin on 4 September have begun being sent out to journalists. Samsung could use this event to launch the smartwatch as well as a new Galaxy Note 3 phablet - a cross between a phone and a tablet.

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