Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo officially announced

After yesterday leaks, and just a day before Samsung Unpacked5 2014 Episode 1, Samsung officially announced successor(s) to last year Galaxy Gear smartwatch – The Samsung Gear 2 
The crucial difference between last and this year Gear(s) are operating system they use – this time Samsung decided to use Tizen instead of Android. The decision to switch from Android was most probably because of battery life, and of course promotion of Tizen. Both of Gear 2 versions are almost the same, the only difference is lack of built-in camera in Neo variant.

Here’s some technical details about Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo:

  • Display: 1.63″ Super AMOLED (320 x 320)
  • CPU: 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
  • Fitness Features: Heart Rate sensor, Pedometer, Exercise (Standalone Modes: Running, Walking – Companion Modes: Cycling, Hiking), Sleep & Stress
  • 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
  • Downloadable extensions: 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
  • 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: Li-ion 300mAh
  • Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days

Samsung Gear 2

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

There are no prices announced yet, but Samsung announced that the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be for sale worldwide in April.

Source: Samsung 

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