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Gadgets such as smartwatches are presenting fierce competition

It is expected that they could soon become more popular than wearable fitness devices.

Wearable gadgets such as Galaxy Gear from Samsung and the smartwatches that are being designed by many major smartphone manufacturers could soon be providing the fitness device market with some considerable competition.

Many believe that these new devices, combined with the right apps, could outshine everything else out there.

It is expected that smartwatches could be a single gadget that could carve out the mhealth marketplace and – armed with the right fitness apps – may replace nearly all other forms of wearable fitness device. The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is only one of a rapidly growing category of devices that can be worn. In the case of that specific device, it comes with several apps already built in.

The apps in those gadgets could prove to be highly appealing to fitness enthusiasts.

Gadgets - Samsung SmartwatchWhen paired with certain similar gadgets that have already been announced from other major manufacturers such as Sony, and that are expected to be announced from both Qualcomm and Apple, it may be that Galaxy Gear will have a sizeable influence on the mhealth app marketplace. Experts in the industry say that it all depends on the evolution of the technology.

At the moment, Galaxy Gear has approximately 60 apps available. This is notable, considering that the first of these gadgets won’t ship until September 25, 2013 and that their retail price will be $299. One of the apps that is likely to become quite popular among fitness enthusiasts who own this device will be the step-counting accelerometer. Its owners will also receive an Azumio customized app that can be used for measuring their calorie burning, monitoring their heart rate, and even snapping pictures of the foods that they are consuming, through the use of the camera that is built into the Gear.

These gadgets can be combined with other mobile communications devices – such as smartphones and tablets – and will then become capable of surfing the web, sending email, and accessing social media. That last feature is expected to be combined with certain apps that will “gamify” their fitness through sharing achievements in weight loss, walking, running, and other areas.

Gadgets and mobile devices from Samsung halted at the border

An import ban has now been imposed on wireless products from the manufacturer by the U.S.

Samsung Electronics, from South Korea, has just lost a massive legal battle against one of its main rivals, Apple, over a case regarding a patent violation, following the order of a ban made by the International Trade Commission (ITC) against the import of its mobile gadgets into the United States.

This is only the most recent in a huge basket of patent infringement cases among the leaders in mobile.

The largest mobile gadget makers in the world have all been tied up in dozens of patent infringement suits against one another. In this particular case, Samsung was deemed to have been infringing on two patents that belonged to Apple. These patents had to do with the headphones and the technology for the touch screens.

When the final verdict was made in Apple’s favor, it meant mobile gadgets violating the patents had to stop coming into the country.

U.S. Border and Samsung gadgetsThis means that Samsung mobile gadgets that use the touch screen technology and the headphones that are involved in the patent violate can no longer be imported, distributed, or sold in the United States. This doesn’t meant that all of the devices made by the company cannot be sold, but it does involve all of those found to be in violation of the patent.

At the moment, it is not yet known exactly how many gadgets from Samsung will be affected by this ban. The orders, themselves, have been sent to the desk of President Obama in order to receive his review. If he does not choose to veto the bans, then they will be put into effect and Samsung will be out of luck.

There are a number of different patent cases that remain pending between Samsung and Apple in several countries, as both of these companies work to broaden their market share in the sector of electronics and mobile devices and gadgets. These brutal battles have been going on for years and are expected to continue, if not worsen, along with the growth in popularity and complexity of the technologies.