Samsung at the Mobile World Congress 2014 launched its all new smart watches the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo. If you have noticed the “Galaxy” name is no longer attached with the devices that is because Samsung have switched the operating system from Android to Tizen which lasts the battery 2-3 days longer. The smart-watches do not have a drastic change to them where the aesthetics are concerned except for one. The bulging camera at the back has now been switched to a thin strip right about the screen, making the device look more elegant.
The device has been upgraded slightly in some areas with one downgrade (ever hear that happening), with a few new additions as well. The specs are:
- 1.63-inch 320 x 320 AMOLED display
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of internal storage
- 2 megapixel camera
- Pedometer, heart rate sensor, sleep cycle monitor and more
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Accelerometer and gyroscope
- 300mAh battery good for about 2-3 days
The device is now IP67 certified which means its is dust and water proof, which is a much need option considering it is after all a watch. The only difference between the two smart watches is that the Neo does not have the 2MP camera that the Gear 2 has. The battery on the device has been downgraded a bit from 315 to 300mAh, but Samsung have confirmed that this will last longer than its predecessor.
The price of the smart watches has not be confirmed yet, but the devices availability is. Both the smart watches will be available by April of this year. Now lets shift our focus on the colors of the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The smart watches will come in three colors initially, Charcoal Black, Mocha Gray, and Wild Orange.