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Samsung launches first Tizen OS devices, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo announced

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Samsung announces two new smartwatches with a new OS
  • Samsung launches first Tizen OS devices, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo announced
    Samsung launches first Tizen OS devices, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo announced

    Samsung introduced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatch yesterday. The two Tizen OS based wearable devices are designed to take the freedom, convenience and style of wearable technology to the next level.

    The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo promise to offer consumers enhanced connectivity and a completely integrated approach for the most personal wearable experience. Both devices offer a lightweight design with premium finishes that reflect modern trends, says Sammy.

    The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have been designed a essential companion devices, allowing users to accept or ignore incoming calls and messages, and providing instant notification options based on a user’s activity and habits.

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    They can be used as a device that gives users more control of their lives with standalone features, such as controlling electronic products such as TV, set-top-box through WatchON remote application in their own home with an embedded IR-LED sensor. The addition of a standalone music player with Bluetooth headset means people can leave their smartphone at home and still enjoy their music on the go.

    The Gear 2 wristwatch sports a camera that is equipped to a main body instead to strap, making this a sleek and sharp smart companion. The home screen background, clock face and fontare have been customized to reflect user’s personal taste.

    The two have been made as heath gadget, offering 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.

    Compatibility: They let users connect to a wide variety of Samsung Galaxy devices (about a dozen of them) and access an enriched application ecosystem as the first wearable powered by Tizen based wearable platform.

    Colour options: Users will now be able to express their mood or coordinate with their outfit with modern and sophisticated strap color options including Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for Gear2 and Charcoal Black. The Gear 2 Now will come in Mocha Grey and Wild Orange.

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

    Detailed specs:


    1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320 x 320 pixels)


    1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor

    Operating system

    Tizen based wearable platform


    Gear 2 : 2.0 Megapixel (1920×1080, 1080×1080, 1280×960)

    Gear 2 Neo : N/A

    Camera features

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


    Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate


    512 MB

    Internal memory

    4 GB


    Gear 2 : 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm

    Weight: 68g

    Gear 2 Neo : 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm

    Weight: 55g


    Li-ion 300mAh

    Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days


    Music Player with Bluetooth Headset and Speaker


    WatchON Remote: Remote Controller via IrLED Sensor

    Other features

    Fitness features

    Heart Rate sensor



    Standalone Modes: Running, Walking

    Companion Modes: Cycling, Hiking

    Sleep&Stress (Downloadable)

    Other features

    Bluetooth Call


    Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps)

    Media Controller


    Smart Relay

    S Voice




    Noise Cancellation

    More features (download)




    Quick Settings

    Voice Memo

    Style features

    Changeable Strap

    Colour options

    Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange

    Gear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange

    Water resistance

    IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant


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