Although Samsung is making strides in the wearable market, the new Gear models are still sitting uncomfortably on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to form and function. The Gear 2 and Gear Neo watches are sleeker than the Galaxy Gear, but they haven’t completely shed their bulky, boxy exteriors quite yet. The Gear Fit is much more practical and discreet, but lacks the functionality of its larger counterparts. What we need is a middle ground, and that’s exactly what Gábor Balogh’s concept design is hoping to bring to the table.
Balogh’s creation is a smartwatch that doesn’t compromise design for performance. The concept just looks like a watch, round face and all. The “smart” applications are all cleverly built into the prototypical parts of the device, from a pushable bezel to a subtle application bar below the time that only appears when the watch is synced to your phone or tablet.
The large display leaves plenty of room for notifications, health applications, music playback and more while avoiding the deficiencies of many modern wearables. Whenever Apple is finally prepared to launch its own smartwatch, let’s hope they’ve given some serious consideration to designs like Balogh’s. More images of the concept follow below.