Patent shows Samsung's rival to Google Glass

Oct 25, 2013, 5:18 AM EDT
A South Korean man walks past a Samsung Electronics logo displayed at the company's main building in Seoul on July 26, 2013.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A patent filing shows Samsung Electronics Co. is working on a device it calls sports glasses that are likely its response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear.

A design patent filing at Korean Intellectual Property Office shows Samsung has designed smartphone-connected glasses that can display information from the handset. It said the glasses can play music, receive phone calls and give hands-free control over the smartphone.

Google Inc. is testing an early version of Google Glass with 10,000 people in the U.S.

Other tech companies are also exploring ways to bring mobile computing to everyday objects such as watches and glasses.

Samsung introduced a smartphone-connected wristwatch called the Galaxy Gear last month.

Samsung filed the application for the eyewear design patent on March 8.