Samsung have announced the second generation of its smartwatch the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Notice Samsung have dropped the Galaxy name from the watches as the devices are no longer powered by the Android but now run Samsung’s own Tizen OS. The main changes seem to be the moving of the camera into the main body of the watch so the strap doesn’t have the big bump in it and there are new colours (Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange). Other changes include an IR Blaster so you can now control TVs and set top boxes via the WatchON remote app. The Neo edition seems to be essentially the same thing without a camera. You still have to have an Android Samsung device to use with it with, I like the idea of a Smartwatch but Samsung’s implementation isn’t there for me yet.

Full Specs:

Samsung Gear 2 Product Specifications:

Display 1.63″Super AMOLED (320 x 320)
AP 1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
OS Tizen based wearable platform
Camera Gear 2 : 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920×1080, 1080×1080, 1280×960)
Gear 2 Neo : N/A
Video Codec: H.264, H.263

Format: 3GP, MP4

HD(720p, @30fps) Playback & Recording

Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AMR/Vorbis

Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG



Auto Focus Camera, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature


Fitness Features:

1.       Heart Rate sensor

2.       Pedometer

3.       Exercise

Standalone Modes: Running, Walking

Companion Modes: Cycling, Hiking

4.       Sleep&Stress (Downloadable)

Music Player with Bluetooth® Headset and Speaker
WatchON Remote: Remote Controller via IrLED Sensor
Basic Features:

–    Bluetooth Call, Camera, Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps)

Media Controller, Schedule, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Timer, Weather

More Features(Downloadable):

–    Calculator, ChatON, Flashlight, Quick Settings, Voice Memo

Changeable Strap

Color Options:

–    Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange

–    Gear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange

IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant, Noise Cancellation
Featured App Banjo, BMW, CNN , Conde Nast, Expedia, eBay, Evernote, Feedly, GARMIN, Glympse,

GM (Onstar 4GLTE), iControl, Line,Path, Paypal, RUNTASTIC, Volkswagen, Weather Channel, Under Armour(Map my fitness)

Samsung Services Samsung Apps
Connectivity Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, IrLED
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate
Memory RAM: 512MB

Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension Gear 2 : 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g
Gear 2 Neo : 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g
Battery Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh

Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days


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