Even before the MWC has started, Samsung has announced successor to Galaxy Gear smartwatch at Barcelona. The Galaxy Gear was showcased last year in September during IFA and this time, manufacturer has not only announced its successor but also another variant.
As such we may not see any differences between these watches and their previous avatar. But that’s not the case, right from the dropping of Galaxy tag from the name, to the design, minor upgrade in configuration and even the OS in them. Everything has changed!
Technical specifications of Gear 2 smartwatches
Display: 1.63-inch screen with the resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.
Processor: 1GHz dual-core processor
Storage: 4GB on-board memory
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IrLED
Apps: Evernote, Path, Glympse, and several others
Battery: 300mAh Li-ion
What’s different between Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo?
The Gear 2 gets a 2MP camera that can capture full HD images and HD videos, while there is no camera in the Gear 2 Neo. Also, the camera is now on the watch body, unlike earlier when it was attached on the strap of the watch.
This also results in difference in their size and weight. The Gear 2 weighs 68 grams and Gear 2 Neo is little lighter at 55g. There’s also difference in their colour options. The Gear 2 is available in Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange, whereas the Gear 2 Neo comes in Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange options.
Pricing and availability details of Gear 2 smartwatches
Samsung hasn’t provided any information about the cost of these devices. However, they will be going on sale by the month of April globally.