Samsung's Smartwatch Tries to Hitch a Ride With BMW

The Samsung Galaxy Gear, a wearable device, at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2014. Photographer: David Becker/Getty Images

Despite an endless barrage of commercials, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch hasn't been a big hit for Samsung Electronics. But the South Korean company has high hopes for a new app that lets BMW owners monitor their beloved cars' vital signs on their wristwatches.

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