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Samsung trademarks "Ahead" wearable

Samsung Ahead wearable device
Samsung Ahead
A new patent filing describes a helmet-shaped smart wearable that might end up launching as a Google Glass alternative some day, although Samsung has already unveiled a device with this name.

As strange as it may seem, Samsung has filed for a trademark for a product they already unveiled earlier this year. Unfortunately, that device is not available for purchase yet, but things could change soon, and Google Glass might finally face a worthy competitor.

Dubbed Samsung Ahead, the product is a triangular device that is used on a helmet and pairs with any smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity. The device attaches to the helmet thanks to a few magnets, and it provides the usual features of a smart wearable - it can play music, make phone calls, or interact with the connected handset without removing the helmet.

For now, there is no information on pricing or availability, but the trademark filing suggests that Samsung Ahead might soon hit the market. Next time it will probably surface at TENAA or on a benchmark database, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-27 (Update: 2016-06-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.