Is Samsung Apple Watch’s Silent Assassin?

Muchaneta Kapfunde | @FashNerdEditor

Is Samsung Apple Watch’s Silent Assassin? With the release of the Apple Watch looming, Samsung is proving to be the little engine that could. They have released a multiple of ‘wearables’ that have unfortunately failed to impress. Now it seems that they are putting more effort into becoming one of the front runners in the fast growing wearable tech industry.  First reported last month, the whispers in the tech world were that Samsung’s first circular smartwatch was to be unveiled at MWC 2015. Boasting a traditional watch face, it promised to be the ultimate all in one device.


Once known as ‘code name’ Orbis, the new smartwatch will now go by its new name Gear A. It will be available in two versions,  one that only offers Wi-Fi connectivity and another that has 3G support, complete with voice calling. The rumours are that the main U.S. carriers will have the 3G-enabled model in stock, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.


So et tu Samsung? We feel like Caeser to your Brutus. Hopefully you will not get us all excited with your cloak and dagger PR tactics, only to leave us stunned and disappointed with what you put forward. We will wait with baited breath for the price and release date of Gear A, but for now we will soothe our impatience with your ‘nemesis’ Apple, who are taking pre-orders for the Watch from April 10th 2015.

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  • Thaboz

    The only reason Samsung will release their watch after the Apple Watch is because they would have nothing to copy. Samsung has released a couple of smart watches before Apple released theirs, just to claim that they have an advantage over Apple, however the biggest issue Samsung now faces is the Andriod OS, all phones sold have different versions of Andriod installed, only newer models will have all the functionality their watch has to offer, also Apple is on par of selling tens of millions of their watch (witch operates within Apple OS walled garden system). Samsung has so far struggled to sell as many phones in their top tiers. I don’t think Samsung has enough competitive edge and R&D to create something as the Apple watch, I know there are a lot of people that has chosen Andriod over Apple, open source has lured them into a device that only mimics Apples products from the start. Take Java on Andriod and see that nothing here really is compatible with true java code, just to name one of the many. If anything out here is killing something I would place my bett on the Apple camp, with iOS, OS X and Watch OS. They are made to function as a whole not just loose features you would find in a Samsung product.

    • FashNerd

      You make a strong point my friend. Apple had the upper hand with quite a long and in-depth R&D which started in 2011, and Samsung simply just followed suit. This is an argument that has two camps that strongly believe that one is better than the other. I will take a wild guess and say that you are in the Apple camp. That being said, I think this is a matter of time will tell!