Samsung ‘Gear S’ trademark hints at another new wearable


Samsung has applied for a trademark on the name “Gear S” for what could be the recently-rumored Gear Solo, which is presumed to be a standalone, Tizen-powered variant of the Gear 2 with compatibility for a SIM card, SMS and cellular connectivity (4G LTE).

The applications documentation specifies that the trademark will be used in relation to:

“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, electronic mails and messages; wearable electronic handheld devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages and for keeping track of or managing personal information; smart phones; tablet computers; portable computers.”

The trademark’s filing was filed at the United States Patents and Trademarks Office yesterday, and if Samsung’s history is anything to go by, as far as submitting a trademark in July and unveiling a product shortly after, we have good reason to believe that we may see an official announcement of the Gear S at the annual IFA conference in Berlin on September 5.

Of course, it’s more than possible that this device will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep our eyes peeled.