Samsung has never been shy about testing the waters with various products some considered to be niche products while others tend to be mainstream. One such not yet mainstream device is the smartwatch though it is where everyone is in a hurry to head to. While they head there, a second iteration of Samsung’s first smartwatch (the Galaxy Gear) is already in the works and could come out as early as February or March next year most likely at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
While the Galaxy Gear itself is yet to ship (it is expected to do so starting September 25th), there are already murmurs about how Samsung decided to lock it down to its own devices and the not-so decent battery life. Add to that the steep $299 pricing.
It seems that while rumours of Samsung’s competitors’ releasing their own smartwatches either soon or in the near future persist, the Koreans are hard at work to stay ahead of the curve. The Galaxy Gear 2 is expected to be an improved version of the Galaxy Gear compatible with every Android device not just Samsung devices and also having a GPS chip for providing more accurate location data making it have some life of its own and less dependent on its companion device.