Samsung has officially announced its new SmartWatch line-up at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo is the latest flagship and budget friendly SmartWatches from the Korean giant featuring it’s own Tizen OS.
The Samsung Gear 2 is the successor to original Galaxy Gear, which was launched at IFA 2013 last September. It was previously rumored few weeks ago. In size, the Gear 2 measures 36.9 x 58.4 x 10mm and weighs only 68g. The Samsung Gear 2 features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED dust and water resistant display with resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor and 512MB RAM. For multimedia, Gear 2 packs a 2 Mega Pixel camera capable of shooting HD videos. The Samsung Gear 2 comes pre-installed with Tizen OS and new features like Heart rate sensor, Pedometer, Bluetooth Music Player, Samsung WatchON remote controller via IrLED sensor. For storage, it comes with 4GB internal memory. In addition to that it comes with a 300mAh battery that is expected to last up to 2-3 days on average use. The Gear 2 will be available to purchase in different colors like Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange.
The Samsung Gear Neo features the same 1.63-inch Super AMOLED dust and water resistant display, 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB RAM and 300mAh Li-ion battery. The is no camera on the Gear Neo. In size, the Gear Neo measures 37.9 x 58.8 x 10mm and weighs only 55g. The Gear Neo comes pre-installed with Tizen OS. It will be available to purchase in different colors like Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange.
Both Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo will go on sale in April. There is no official information available on pricing and availability. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update : Samsung has officially announced the compatibility of the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.
The Galaxy Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are now compatible with 20 Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Tab PRO.