Samsung announces Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo ahead of MWC

Samsung announces Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo ahead of MWC

Samsung on Saturday announced its next-gen smartwatch, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Dropping the “Galaxy” moniker this time around, the pair of watches run Samsung’s own Tizen OS and not Android.

Expected to arrive in April, the two devices share similar specifications. The key difference between the two is that the Gear 2 Neo does not offer the 2-megapixel internal camera.

Group_Gear 2 Neo

The Gear 2 will be offered in Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange; the Gear 2 comes in Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange. In addition to tailoring the watch bands customers will also be able to customize the home screen background, clock face and font.

Rather just telling users the time, the Gear 2 family is designed to provide a number of smart functions.

  • Heart Rate sensor
  • Pedometer
  • Exercise
  • Standalone Modes: Running, Walking
  • Companion Modes: Cycling, Hiking
  • Sleep & Stress (Downloadable)

Those looking for a wider compatibility for this round of smartwatch may be somewhat disappointed. Samsung promises support for “more than dozens of Samsung Galaxy smartphones at launch” but makes no mention of anything else.


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