Samsung patents smartphone-connected ‘sports glasses’ that could compete with Google Glass

Samsung has registered a patent that could hint at its own Google Glass-style wearable device. The design patent, filed in Korea early this year, was granted full registered status in October and recently unearthed by The Wall Street Journal. It shows a pair of “sports glasses” with transparent or translucent frames, side buttons, and a front panel that appears to hold a camera. The glasses, according to the description, could be paired with a smartphone to display information or offer some control; a pair of built-in earphones would let users listen to music or receive phone calls. Unlike Google’s glasses, the Samsung patent shows what appear to be wires on both sides, meeting in the back at a connective plug. But even if the device…

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