Yesterday, the notorious leaker posted some press images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear Neo.
It turns out he was correct yet again. Samsung unveiled the sequel to the not-so-popular Galaxy Gear, not just one but two wearables dubbed as Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2014.
“Samsung continues to lead innovation in the wearable market by creating devices that are completely integrated into the lives of consumers through extended connectivity features, stylish customization options and a robust application ecosystem. With the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, we have enhanced everything consumers love about the Gear to offer unparalleled smart freedom in their everyday life,” Said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.
There’s one major change the latest Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, they are both powered by Tizen. Both devices come with identical hardware, and the major difference between the two is the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo doesn’t have a camera while Gear 2 is equipped with a 2MP camera on the strap.
Both tablets also comes with health-related features as well, including the ability to measure heart rate, a pedometer, exercise routine and sleep & stress.
Here are the specifications both these watches bring at the table:
- 1.63-inch Super AMOLED sporting a resolution of 320 x 320
- 1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
- Gear 2: 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920×1080, 1080×1080, 1280×960), Gear 2 Neo: none
- Bluetooth v4.0 LE, IrLED
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Memory
- Li-ion 300mAh battery
The company further states, “Both devices act as an extension of a consumer’s daily life, offering users more control of their lives with standalone features, such as controlling electronic products such as TV, settop box through WatchON Remote application in their own home with an embedded IrLED 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. Both devices also offer 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. ”
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo will be available in a bunch of colors, including Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for Gear 2 and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange for Gear 2 Neo.
Both Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo will hit retail globally by April. There’s no word about the pricing of the wearables, but Galaxy Gear 2 Neo appears to be cheaper due to the absence of a camera.