According to a BBC report on Tuesday, new patent filings from Samsung were uncovered, appearing to show a watch-like band that curves around the wrist. A curved screen is also seen, something that could be flexible.
To view the smartwatch patent images, view the BBC’s report here.
Smartwatches have the potential to expand on a market that already includes fitness-related wristbands like the Fitbit Flex, Jawbone UP and Nike Fusion.
However, such smartwatch products could have a limited appeal. According to a survey carried out by research firm IDC, only 14% of 1,513 respondents said they were “very interested” in a smartwatch.
Future smartwatch releases could arrive from companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple.