On the heels of news that Microsoft is testing a prototype eyewear device similar to Google Glass, it looks like Samsung has wearable computing glasses in the works as well.

(Microsoft testing eyewear to rival Google Glass)

The Wall Street Journal discovered a Korean design patent filed this month categorized as “sports glasses.” The picture below, from the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, shows one glaring difference between this device and Google Glass: an attached USB.

Samsung glasses

According to an attached memo from the patent filing, Samsung describes the device as “a type [of glasses] with earphones integrated, allowing [users] to take phone calls and listen to music during workouts.” The memo also says the device is linked to a smartphone via the USB, and displays alerts for information running on he phone.

Below are more design photos, showing front and side views of the device.

Samsung glasses
Samsung glasses

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Rob Marvin has covered the software development and technology industry as Online & Social Media Editor at SD Times since July 2013. He is a 2013 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with dual degrees in Magazine Journalism and Psychology. Rob enjoys writing about everything from features, entertainment, news and culture to his current work covering the software development industry. Reach him on Twitter at @rjmarvin1.