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Samsung shows off Trek Bike prototype that charges your Note 3, Galaxy Gear BMW i3 integration

Car drivers have plenty of ways to integrate smartphones with their vehicle, but bikers? Not so much. That’s why Samsung has teamed up with Trek Bicycle to create a new bike prototype, which the company refers to as a “Galaxy - Trek Bike”.

The bike prototype allows you to mount a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in a special cradle on the handlebar. When pedaling, the handset can be charged - so you will actually juice up its battery instead of relying on electrical power. The Galaxy Note 3 (or a Galaxy Gear smartwatch) can also wirelessly connect to a bike sensor, tracking your speed, distance and so on. Samsung didn’t say when we should expect to see such bikes available for purchase, but we hope it will happen in the next few years (with support for other new smartphones, of course). The company is showcasing two Galaxy - Trek Bike concepts at CES 2014 as we speak.

Samsung also partnered with BMW, integrating its Galaxy Gear watch with the BMW i3 - the German automaker’s first fully electrical, zero-emissions mass produced car. The Galaxy Gear can be connected to the i3 via the BMW i Remote Application. Thus, the smartwatch displays important info, including the status of the i3’s battery, drivable range, the status of doors and windows, and so on. Users could also control the BMW i3's climate via the Galaxy Gear, or send an address to the car’s navigation panel. Like the Galaxy - Trek Bikes, the BMW i3 with Galaxy Gear integration is on display at CES 2014 in Vegas.

Samsung shows off Trek Bike prototype that charges your Note 3, Galaxy Gear BMW i3 integration

source: Samsung Tomorrow
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