Unlike cellphone-tethered models like the Pebble or Galaxy Gear 2, “Dick Tracy” watches that make calls haven’t set the world on fire — probably because they’re still too clunky like the Omate TrueSmart.
The WSJ, though, reports that Samsung will try to crack that market soon with its own watchphone. The device will run on Smasung’s own Tizen OS and will reportedly make calls, send messages and take photos, while packing a GPS, heart-rate monitor and other whiz-bang tech. The Korean company is also said to have spoken to US and Asian carriers about such a device, and may announce it in June or July.
We’re quite sure Samsung has the technical chops to pull it off, but such a device would need a very appealing design.