Samsung has had some problems with their fingerprint scanner over time, and while they're working on improving that feature for smartphones and tablets, they've also been working on how to perform user authentication on their Gear smartwatch. This is particularly important in light of the fact that they've acquired LoopPay and want to have their smartwatch able to make financial transactions in the future. Samsung's invention specifically relates to a smartwatch performing user authentication using unique biosignals.
Samsung is in a race to compete with Apple's easy-to-use Touch ID on Apple Watch. Will they be able to get this this new biosignal ID system to actually work and to market in a timely manner? Only time will tell. For more on this, see our full Patently Mobile report here.