Smartwatches They're all the rage but they're nothing new. Samsung already seems to have aimed at these in 1999. That means that the Galaxy Gear Live is not the company's first smartwatch or the first on the market.
Here it is, the one you see in the photo, the Samsung SPH-WP10, the first “watch phone” This would allow you to have a phone on your wrist, although we can't talk about it being smart. Of course, it did not need to connect to another phone, it was already a phone.
It weighed about 50 grams and was 2 centimeters thick. And as we can see, the antenna was on the outside, as was the speaker that was incorporated.
The Samsung SPH-WP10 allowed to make calls of up to 90 minutes As for the screen, we already see that it has aLCD panel and in monochrome , that is, a single color. We needed to use the buttons for most of the functions but we still had voice commands to call certain contacts. It also had vibration alert and an on-screen keyboard but with those dimensions, let's not imagine how complicated it would be to handle.
Samsung announced it as the device that combines a digital clock with wireless communications and as the smallest in its category a. And what we didn't know is that 15 years later we would have smartwatches with many more functions and smaller sizes, and on top of that they are fashionable. Of course, for the moment at prices that still do not convince the majority of the public but it is a matter of time before they are extended to everyone.