Samsung teases round smartwatch with Exynos innards

Samsung has long been tipped to be working on a new Moto 360 rival, with the Korean manufacturer now teasing plans for a round smartwatch.

Having spent much of 2014 peppering us with a mass of also-ran wearables, it appears that the company is taking a more considered approach to its smartwatch efforts in 2015.

Now, however, the firm’s processor division has offered early insight into what’s to come, tweeting hints of an upcoming, round-faced smartwatch with an Exynos chipset at its core.

This would be a first for Samsung. Despite the Galaxy S6 smartphone running a 64-bit Exynos processor, until now, wearables such as the Samsung Gear S have been powered by Qualcomm internals.

Although not detailing any specific product by name, the company’s teasing Tweet has offered tantalising insight into a seemingly unannounced device.

“Using your Heart Rate, your Exynos-powered #wearable can deliver accurate training information to help you improve,” the Tweet read.

It was accompanied by an image depicting a round watch graphic with live heart rate data and a round colour splash on a runner’s wrist.

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Far from the first time word of a round Samsung smartwatch has surfaced, recent leaks and patent filings have suggested the manufacturer is working on a circular timepiece with a rotating bezel.

It is believed that the rotating bezel will act as a smart input method, much like the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch.

While you wait for Samsung’s round smartwatch, why not check out our Apple Watch video below.