Samsung Partnerships with BMW, Trek, Kidrobot and 3D Systems
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is taking its position as an industry leader to new heights with a series of interactive partner showcase displays at the booth. Galaxy mobile device partnerships with BMW, Trek Bikes, Kidrobot and 3D Systems.
BMW – Samsung Galaxy Gear with BMW i Remote functionality
The BMW i3, the world’s first fully connected electrically-
Samsung and BMW have collaborated to create a Samsung Galaxy Gear showcase specifically designed for the BMW i Remote application. The Samsung Galaxy Gear extends the smartphone experience to the user’s wrist giving real time updates and convenient access to their car. Users can view important information on the Galaxy Gear without having to take their smartphone out of their pocket or unlock a screen.
With the Samsung Galaxy Gear, users are now able to control their BMW i3 directly from their wrist. From viewing status information of their BMW i3 to remotely controlling it in several different ways, the connection between the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the i3 truly offers users a whole new way to experience their mobile life.
In the showcase, the Galaxy Gear with BMW i Remote functionality provides users with important information about charging and vehicle status, including:
· Status of the BMW i3’s battery charge and current drivable range
· Status of doors, windows and sunroof
· Required service & inspection needs
Aside from status updates, users can also remotely regulate the temperature of their BMW i3’s interior before getting in the car with either the touch based UI or Samsung’s S-Voice speech command on their Galaxy device. In addition, drivers can activate the “Send to car” function with their Galaxy device’s S Voice feature to send an address directly to their BMW i3’s navigation panel, instantly making their car ready to go as soon as they are.
Trek Bikes – Taking the Connected Lifestyle to the Next Level
Samsung and Trek Bikes, manufacturers of one of the world’s highest performing bicycles and cycling equipment, have teamed up to enhance the cycling experience with powerful smartphone technology.
Trek has designed two concept bicycles to demonstrate the multiple possibilities for integrating smartphones with bikes, delivering several benefits for cyclists:
· While pedaling, the bike can charge the Galaxy Note 3. This enables users to enjoy long bike rides without worrying about their smartphone battery running low, even with GPS, mapping and other applications running.
· Through the Galaxy Note 3 seamlessly mounted into the handlebar or from a Galaxy Gear on their wrist, cyclists can wirelessly connect to the bike frame-integrated sensor and track vital statistics, such as speed, cadence and distance.
Kidrobot – Technology MeetsArt and Design
Samsung and Kidrobot, the world's premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories, have collaborated to design unique, custom figurines inspired by the power of Samsung Galaxy mobile devices. An increasingly important platform for self-expression, mobile technology connects with users through mobile accessories, creative applications, or digital design within the device itself. Capturing Kidrobot’s inspired design on both the Galaxy accessories as well as in the devices themselves, creates multiple new touch points for artistic expression.
3D Systems – Bridging the Gap Between 3D Printing and Consumers
In addition to these innovative and creative collaborative partnerships, Samsung will also be partnering with 3D Systems, a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, to showcase the possibilities of 3D printing for consumers.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note devices are built for simplifying design and creation and in hands of millions of consumers around the world. By partnering with 3D Systems, Samsung is able to show in a live demonstration how easy it might be for consumers to take their creative process one step further and render their designs in 3D, opening up a whole new world of design possibilities. 3D Systems has developed an application that will allow Samsung Galaxy Note users to design and create special 3D printed coins which can then be inserted into specially design Galaxy Note cases.
Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at http://www.samsungces.com, http://www.samsungmobilepress.com, or mobile site at http://m.samsungces.com, http://m.samsungmobilepress.com as well.