Samsung officially confirmed that it is working on a smartwatch product, likely in order to compete with the rumored iWatch. Samsung’s offering will also likely tie in to its existing Galaxy line of products, which already include peripherals. Apple has yet to confirm any of the rumors surrounding the iWatch, though at this point it seems all but guaranteed that Apple is at least testing such a device.
Samsung’s betting that it can compete with Apple in a direct way, and it very well may be able to. While Android powers Samsung’s smartphones, Samsung includes its own proprietary source code in the form of UI skins and additional features. Support for a smartwatch could be just another feature included with the latest Galaxy smartphones.