Samsung Officially Unveils Its New Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches [Images]

Posted February 23, 2014 at 4:30am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15122 views

Samsung has officially unveiled its new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches.

JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics says, “With the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, we have enhanced everything consumers love about the Gear to offer unparalleled smart freedom in their everyday life.”

Both devices are said to offer a lightweight design with premium finishes but only the Gear 2 features a metallic face. A camera has been placed on the main body instead of the strap allow for various strap color options including Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for Gear2 and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange for Gear2 Neo. The home screen background, clock face and font are also customizable.

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo allow users to accept or ignore incoming calls and messages, and providing instant notification options based on a user’s activity and habits. Both offer standalone features, including the control of electronic products such as TVs and settop boxes through the WatchON Remote application and an embedded IrLED sensor. The addition of a standalone music player with a Bluetooth headset means people can leave their smartphone at home and still enjoy their music on the go.

Both smartwatches offer personal fitness coaching in real time, allowing users to develop a customizable fitness routine and monitor their heart rate in order to improve their overall well-being.

Finally, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo let users connect to a wide variety of Samsung devices and are the first wearable devices powered by Tizen based wearable platform. Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are compatible with more than a dozen of Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be available around the world starting from April.

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 (1920x1080, 1080x1080, 1280x960), 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
● Camera Features: Auto Focus Camera, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature
● Additional 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
● Samsung Services: Samsung Apps
● Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.0 LE, IrLED
● Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate
● Memory: RAM: 512MB
● Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
● Dimensions: 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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SimonSays - February 24, 2014 at 6:43pm
Lol. That's fantastic. Less than half a year later the original gear is obsolete. Hahahahahahahaha. How dumb are people that give their money to Samsung in exchange for crap. Lol. Very dumb.
Samesung - February 24, 2014 at 6:49pm
Exactly. Look how iWatch concepts were first then the fart gear watch came and rushed.
Sharp - February 24, 2014 at 11:06am
Now that Apple saw there is no market for smartwatches, no need to release one...
K - February 24, 2014 at 2:12pm
Their products always beat samskunk, I am still waiting for it but give them time. This one is just rushed.
Sharp - February 25, 2014 at 6:50am
Agree. Someone tipped them about smartwatch and the had to release as soon as possible (without any usual) :-)
Austin633 - February 24, 2014 at 9:09am
The camera looks like a 2d iPhone app camera. Wow.
iloveapple1 - February 24, 2014 at 8:20am
Vueapp - February 24, 2014 at 1:52am
Every time they update it will delays apple's release. Nice updates for the pundits. Apple will have to make it better and priced right. If too expensive then people will complain. If too cheap, stock will tank. Anyway I love competition.
Fukjohn Rah - February 24, 2014 at 2:57am
Delay or not, it takes time to make a good product, but what's so new this fart watch has to offer, something that just came from phones, that's so innovative.
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