Samsung Introduces Its First Wearable Glove, Samsung Fingers

on April 1, 2014 by Abraham Pai
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Samsung Electronics, today, introduced Samsung Fingers, its first all-over-hand wearable device featuring a flexible Super Emo-LED for the technology-sensitive consumer. Samsung Fingers, Samsung’s first wearable glove, adds incomparable convenience and attention to everyday life with features tailored to help you better feel life.


Samsung Fingers is the slimmest (0.2mm) and lightest (1g) wearable glove by Samsung and comes with a wide 3 inch flexible UHD Super Emo-LED display. Combined with an advanced 16 megapixel camera, Samsung Fingers offers the best-looking selfies you get your hands on. Samsung Fingers also supports the latest, fastest networks including 5G and Wi-Fi 902.11wz so you can keep in touch with the latest. Boost your creativity with dedicated features such as Finger Painter and S-tut.



Innovation of the Human Hand


Samsung Fingers reinvents and modernizes the classic use of the human hand. Samsung Fingers is designed in a way that is very easy to pick up. With a simple and down-to-earth user interface, users can easily create a new way to use their own hands.


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*Talk To the Hand Samsung Fingers offers an innovative way to multitask communication offline. When a user is too engaged in a conversation with a person to add a third person into a communication, the user can have the person talk to the Samsung Fingers while the user enjoys ongoing conversation uninterrupted. Samsung Fingers will record and save the third person’s content, so that it can be viewed later at will.



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*Palm-Rec is considered to be one of the most innovative features in the wearable glove market today. When an object or other matter is placed on the Samsung Fingers, the super flexible and sensitive Emo-LED display and its sensor recognize it and give the user related information such as the status of the object and recommendation on what to do with it.


*ThermoPad enables users to maintain the temperature of certain type of products, such as beverages. The TermoPad manipulates the potential energy and kinetic energy of an object, (or thermal energy), to ensure the ideal temperature of the product as long as they have it in the hand (and the ThermoPad is activated). Users no longer have the risk of drinking a cup of room temperature coffee.



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*Voice & Snap AMP (VSA) enables users to efficiently utilize their physical energy and reduce fatigue from trying to get attention. When Voice and Snap Amp is activated, users can increase the volume of their voice or snapping to the point where it overwhelms other people, much like a vuvuzela. For practical applications, please refer to Hans’ quotes below.



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*S Charge offers an intuitive and innovative way to charge this wearable glove device. The device can be charged using solar power by conveniently and elegantly raising your hand towards the sun. It is one of the most eco-friendly ways to charge a wearable glove.





The new Samsung Fingers supports gyro, voice and gesture recognition sensors, which enable many unique functions. The advanced gesture recognition is designed to play a vital role in how users interface with the device, making all daily routines revolutionary with various input and control features.


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*Make/Receive/Reject Calls

Samsung Fingers is all about keeping in touch. The device notifies users of incoming calls, texts and ChatON messages, emails and other alerts of the like. Through a combination of more than 25 appropriate finger gestures, users can discretely accept or blatantly ignore those messages.



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*Flatulence Auditory Reproduction

The built-in speaker and mic of the Samsung Fingers is capable of auditory reproductions. This feature is activated when you pull a designated finger of Samsung Fingers. When the appropriate gesture is made, it is able to reproduce the sound of flatulence. This feature is highly recommended for users under 10 years old or who desire to be alone in his or her surroundings.


*S Laser

Not inspired by a certain super hero who was bit by a crawling creature and shoots webs out of his palm, S Lasor sets up perfectly for the next generation of display technology for wearable gloves. By simply stretching his arm out while holding his third and fourth finger against his palm and keeping the rest of the fingers straight, users can project his current display on the Samsung Fingers to a wall or pretty much any object with a surface.


More gestures to become available with upcoming firmware updates.





Giving consumers choice is of the utmost importance at Samsung. So, though Samsung Fingers is perfect as it is, we also added two more innovative variations to the portfolio.


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Samsung Fingers Tough


All Samsung Fingers are tough and rugged, but this variation takes being tough to a whole new level. While keeping all the intricate technology and sophisticated linings, Samsung Fingers Tough shows how tough wearable technology can get. Being tough has never been easier, Samsung Fingers Tough, we guarantee, have the biggest studs you can find on wearable gloves. So, whether you feel like riding, or even if you’re just nestling in your den, stud up and toughen up with Samsung Fingers Tough. Don’t be afraid to intimidate people.



Samsung Fingers Class


Pour la haute société. Samsung Fingers Class adds a suave velvety touch to the latest of technology. An enhanced Emo-LED sensor offers all the sensitivity and silky-smooth touch you can dream of. Waltz back into the age of evening gloves and enjoy the romance. See what a strategically placed Samsung ribbon can do?



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Endorsements by CIPs*:


Hans Enormous, VP of Product UX, IWGA

“IWGA, International Wearable Glove Association, has been working closely with Samsung for a while. We are not surprised by the new innovative wearable glove by Samsung at all. All of the key features of the Samsung Fingers seem to provide excellent user experience. Personally, I cannot wait to use ‘Voice and Snap Amp’ at a bar where I have a hard time getting the bartenders attention. I mean what does a man have to do get some fresh beer? This will really change the way how men and bartenders interact. I’m excited”


 Mahan Knot Yohan, CEO, Thums Up LLC.

“Thums Up is delighted to be one of Samsung’s key partners in bringing the Samsung Fingers to the wearable glove market. We at Thums Up have extremely high standards for quality products, so we normally don’t give out thumbs up easily, but as a CEO of Thums Up, I would like to give the Samsung Fingers two thumbs up. We are especially excited about the Flatulence auditory reproduction function of the Samsung Fingers that Samsung and Thums Up co-developed. It is going to give to give a whole different meaning to giving a thumbs up.”


Oracle Sohn, Founder and CEO, Futuristic Fingers Inc

“Samsung Fingers gives birth to so many possibilities it’s mind-blowing. We’re working closely with Samsung to add an automated Rock-Paper-Scissors Reactor and Palm-Reader to Palm-Rec. We expect to bring this to market in the near future.”


To add to the efforts to make more things wearable, Samsung has also announced its plan to develop wearable socks with Nationally Accredited Socks Institute, NASTI.



*CIP stands for Conveniently Inexistent Person.

** All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this article including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

*** Actually, as most of you will have noticed, this is not a real product or concept by Samsung at all – at least not yet. Happy April Fools’!

(Special thanks to TNW for pointing out the typo. What would we do without you.)


Co-written by Editors A and ASyk

by Abraham Pai

Corporate Communications, Samsung Electronics

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