Samsung's next smartwatch could be called the Galaxy Watch

Samsung's fitness tracker line could be getting the same treatment

Samsung's next smartwatch could be called the Galaxy Watch, after the company received patents for the moniker by the USPTO.

The company's Galaxy branding has been ever-present in its smartphone range for a number of years, though its range of smartwatches have instead adopted the Gear tag. However, with this latest move, it appears as if the Korean giant could have a shift in mind.

Read this: What to expect from Samung's Gear S4

And it doesn't just apply to its smartwatch line, either. Granted alongside the Galaxy Watch was a patent for a Galaxy Fit fitness tracker.

How do much do these trademarks reveal about the purported line of Galaxy wearables from Samsung? Well, as you might expect, there's not too much to go off from the filings. Samsung states that the Galaxy Watch will be capable of offering the likes of LTE and NFC, in a similar way to previous generations of the Gear devices, but there's no hints towards the design or any specific features.

Little is revealed, also, with regard to the Galaxy Fit, but we would expect such a device to continue along the path set by the Gear Fit2 and the current Samsung tracker, the Gear Fit2 Pro.

Interestingly, these trademarks also come after Patently Mobile uncovered another patent granted to the company - one which shows off a very basic looking smartwatch design, shown below.

Samsung's next smartwatch could be called the Galaxy Watch

It's difficult to glean anything just from that image, naturally. However, if this particular design does see the light of day, and it does also turn out to be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch, it perhaps most resembles the Gear S2.

But at this stage, this is all merely speculation. The truth is, Samsung could easily turn around and launch the Samsung Gear S4 and Gear Fit3 and let the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Fit monikers waste away. We won't know for sure until the next generation, which we expect will be revealed later this year.

Samsung's next smartwatch could be called the Galaxy Watch


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