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Samsung to Unveil Gear S3 Smartwatch This Month

Samsung to Unveil Gear S3 Smartwatch This Month

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday said it will showcase its new high-end smartwatch, the Gear S3, in Germany later this month.  The showcase event will take place on Aug. 31 in Berlin, just ahead of the Internal Funkausstellung (IFA) tech fair, and will be streamed [...]

Samsung Releases New Gear Fit 2

Samsung Releases New Gear Fit 2

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest wearable fitness tracker went on sale in South Korea on Friday, featuring multiple functions like a “personal trainer.”  The Gear Fit 2 got off to a smooth start, drawing largely positive feedback from consumers and media.  The sporty and stylish wrist band has an embedded [...]

Smartwatches Help Prevent Crime

Smartwatches Help Prevent Crime

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – As violent crimes and threats against women are on the rise, Korean law enforcement agencies have adapted smartwatches as a means of protecting potential victims. A special smartwatch was first introduced last year under a pilot project, and became an officially sanctioned device this year, according to the police. The [...]

More than 500,000 Koreans Use Wearable Devices

More than 500,000 Koreans Use Wearable Devices

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the number of domestic wearable device users from the Big Three telecommunications companies (SKT, KT and LG Uplus) totaled 510,066 in April. The figure, however, is limited to devices that use SIM cards, such as some smartwatches. The number [...]

Brilliant New Ideas to Spice Up Everyday Life Exhibited at COEX

Brilliant New Ideas to Spice Up Everyday Life Exhibited at COEX

SEOUL, Nov.27 (Korea Bizwire) – Small ideas that have the power to change an individual’s everyday life were presented at the ‘Creative Economy Expo’ held at COEX, on November 26. Featured products included 3D printers that only cost 290,000 won, fermented brown rice that includes lactic acid bacteria, and ‘Car-Talk’, which offers drivers of nearby [...]

LG to Release LTE Smartwatch in Korea

LG to Release LTE Smartwatch in Korea

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics, South Korea’s No. 2 tech firm, plans to roll out its latest LTE network-powered smartwatch in Korea. The LG Watch Urbane LTE comes with its own universal subscriber identity module (USIM) card that allows users to make phone calls without being paired with smartphones. It will be [...]