Even if Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, is yet to hit our local shores, mobile messaging app LINE is already prepared for it. An optimized version of the free call and messaging app from Naver will come pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy Gear which is expected to go on sale next month.
The Galaxy Gear version of LINE will let users receive free phone calls, view their chat logs, send stickers, and toggle notifications for incoming messages from their smartwatch device. They of course can’t make calls and send messages from Galaxy Gear. Registration is also not possible through the smartwatch.
The application is currently being designed with users of Samsung’s smartphones in mind, with plans to offer compatibility with other makers’ devices in the future via a companion app. More details concerning the app and its functions will be announced when the Galaxy Gear goes on sale.
The LINE app has achieved status as a global messaging service with over 230 million users worldwide. With its expansion onto smartwatches, LINE Corporation hopes to make its app a widely used multi-device service.