Samsung is inspired by the Digital Crown of Apple Watch for your next smart watch
It is not the first time that Samsung is inspired by design aspects of Apple for your products. It happened recently with the Samsung Galaxy S6 that borrowed the characteristics of non-removable battery and fixed storage memory, in addition to an exterior design very similar to that of the iPhone 6. Now it also seems that the smart watch of Apple, the Apple WatchIt also has some features that Koreans want to copy.
The Digital Crown of Apple Watch inspire samsung guys
Particularly it would be the Digital Crown, that small mechanism that can be rotated and that helps more precise navigation in the menus of the Apple Watch. Samsung will copy the idea of the Digital Crown but with a rotating edge that will serve as a frame for its next circular-shaped smart watch. In this way, users can rotate the entire frame surrounding the screen.
Samsung wants to offer its users a new way of navigating the menus of their smart watches, although given the sales success of the Apple Watch it sounds more like a copy of the tool that Apple popularized with the name of Digital Crown. Since Samsung cannot copy this mechanism, it has designed its own way of rotating control of the clock options.
At the moment Samsung's new smart watch bears the name of Next Gear, will have connection to 2G data networks, GPS and numerous sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure sensor, heart monitor) to help with other tasks of sports bracelets. The frame will be made of metal and will have a 360 x 360 pixel screen surrounded by a rotating frame that will allow you to navigate the device's functions.
The functions of the rotating frame will be very varied, from moving up or down between the menus, to increasing the zoom in an image, increasing the volume of an audio or video reproduction, or to enter numbers and letters.
Once again Apple manages to innovate in the market and competing companies such as Samsung copy the idea, we can say that it is excellent news for the people of Cupertino because users do not stop recognizing the original creators, it happened with the multi-touch screen of the iPhone, by example.
Apparently Samsung still has a lot to learn from Apple to be able to launch totally innovative devices, but surely that Android Wear users will benefit from this change.