Along with Samsung Galaxy S5, the Korean Giant also presented Gear 2 and Gear 2 neo in India today and both of these accessories are based on home brewed Tizen OS. The Gear 2 is compatible with 17 Galaxy devices and the Gear 2 Neo is a cost effective option if you can do without a feeble 2 MP camera on your watch.
Most people will give features priority over smartwatch operating system and the features are mostly same as the predecessor Galaxy gear, but Samsung has made some much appreciated design modifications.
Both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo sport a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED 320 X320 pixel display powered by 1GHz dual-core CPU with 512MB of RAM. The internal storage is 4 GB and you can separately store songs on your smartwatch too.
The 2 MP camera in Gear 2 is now part of the main watch body instead of straps and you will be able to change straps, thanks to the standard 22mm watch strap pin. The 4 screws flaunting the industrial design have been eliminated. Gear 2 Neo does not have a camera and that’s the main difference between the two watches.
Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are IP67 dust and water resistant certified. Samsung has also included an iR blaster and Heart rate sensor this time, similar to all other new smartwatches. The battery capacity is 300 mAh, and this will last for 3 to 6 days according to Samsung. The price does seem slightly high, but contrary to what people expect them to be, smart watches are not cheap.
Samsung Gear 2 Hands on, Quick Review, Features, Apps and Comparison with Gear at MWC 2014[Video]
|Model||Gear 2||Gear 2 Neo|
|Display||1.63” 320 x 320||1.63” 320 x 320|
|Processor||1 GHz Dual Core||1 GHz Dual Core|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Internal Storage||4 GB||4 GB|
|OS||Tizen OS||Tizen OS|
|Battery||300 mAh||300 mAh|