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Samsung Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches With Tizen OS Unveiled

Ahead of MWC, which will go underway tomorrow in Barcelona, Samsung has unveiled today its two new wearable devices – Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. These two smartwatches will run on Samsung’s own Tizen Operating Systems. The earlier version of Samsung Gear smartwatch was running on Google’s Android OS.The original version of Galaxy Gear did not get the desired response from the market the way Samsung had expected.

samsung-gear-2-black-brown-orangeWith the launch of these two wearable devices on Samsung’s own Tizen OS, Samsung is testing the waters for its OS and if this experiment is successful then in the coming months, we can expect to see this experiment replicated on Samsung’s smartphones, which are running on Android OS.

The other major hardware change brought by Samsung on its new Gear 2 smartatch is that unlike its original version, the on new Gear 2, the 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus camera is fixed to the main body instead on strap. There is no camera for Gear 2 Neo.


To bring vibrancy to the smartwatches and to express their mood or coordinate with the outfit of the users who are fashion conscious, these watches come with modern and sophisticated strap color options including  Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for Gear 2 and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange for Gear 2 Neo. The home screen background, clock face and font are also customizable to reflect the personal taste of the wearers.

Both these smartwatches allow users to accept or ignore incoming calls and messages, and provide instant notification options based on a user’s activity and habits. The other useful feature of these smartwatches is that they can controll electronic products such as TV, and settop box through WatchON Remote application. They also offer personal fitness coaching in real time, allowing users to develop a customizable fitness routine and monitor their heart rate in order to improve the users overall well-being.

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are compatible with more than dozens of Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Samsung has not revealed the prices of these two watches, but they are definitely going to be cheaper than the original version of Galaxy Gear. Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be available around the world starting from April.

Samsung Gear 2 Specifications:


1.63”Super AMOLED (320 x 320)


1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor


Tizen based wearable platform


Gear 2 : 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920×1080, 1080×1080, 1280×960)
Gear 2 Neo : N/A


Codec: H.264, H.263Format: 3GP, MP4HD(720p, @30fps) Playback & Recording


Codec: MP3/AAC/AMR/VorbisFormat: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG



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



Fitness Features:1.       Heart Rate sensor2.       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 StrapColor 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


Bluetooth v4.0 LE, IrLED


Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate


RAM: 512MBStorage: 4GB Internal Memory


Gear 2 : 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g
Gear 2 Neo : 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g


Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAhTypical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days




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