Samsung Making Smart Glasses?

I’m not sure if you know this or not, but Samsung registered a patent that hints towards them creating their own pair of smart glasses. The patent was filed in Korea and was granted full registered status about three months ago. In the patent pictures you see a pair of smart sports glasses with transparent frames, side buttons and a camera. Also, as you can see in the picture, there are two wires that turn into a connective plug near the neck.
samsung sport glassesAccording to the patent, the glasses could be paired with a smart phone to display information and it has built-in earphones. Obviously, this device is only a concept at this point and may never come to existence, but it’s still interesting to look at it.

It looks a lot like Google Glass, but I’m sure that if Samsung is developing something like this then they will try to make the products look as different as possible. Personally, I enjoy seeing new wearable technologies come into the market, but from what I can tell Samsung isn’t going to bring anything new to the table when it comes to their smart glasses. Unless Samsung does something original for these smart glasses and really targets the sport market, then I don’t see them having much success with “Samsung Glasses”.

Their new smartwatch is having enough trouble catching on with the terrible battery life, and the incredibly buggy apps. And, if Samsung is struggling in a market that they can actually bring innovation to, then they are probably gong to struggle in the smart glasses market – at least, that is what I think.

How do you feel about this? Would you be interested in seeing what Samsung can come up with? Do you think that Samsung has a chance to survive in the smart glasses market? What are your thoughts on the design of the glasses?