Apple was first to introduce a next generation smartwatch in a patent that projected a very futuristic design. Unlike a traditional watch with a tiny display, Apple envisioned a wider display that would wrap around a user's wrist. It had room for viewing apps like the iPhone of today while being able to accommodate a video call and so much more. It was a leap ahead of anything their competitors were even dreaming of for a next-gen smartwatch. Some 17 months later, a Samsung patent application came to light for a similar smartwatch design. It was quite in-depth with a very sharp vision. Last week the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Samsung a design patent for a new smart-bracelet or watch that could double as a smartphone. While tonight's report is limited to presenting you with Samsung's actual design patent figures and nothing else – you'll still be able to see for yourself that Samsung is boldly looking far beyond their current Gear design line-up that's struggling to find it's footing in the market.