Samsung announces Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

ImageSamsung has brought some big changes with the latest additions of its Gear smartwatch lineup. Not only will the new devices be thinner and lighter than the original, but will also feature a special wearable version of Samsung’s Tizen OS rather than Android.

The processor has been beefed up, internal storage and RAM remain limited like the last edition, and the battery has been downgraded which is a bit worrisome as battery life was one of the major drawbacks of the Galaxy Gear. Hopefully, Samsung has optimized Tizen OS to be more battery efficient than Android.

The new Gear series will also come in a Neo flavor, which will lack the 2MP HD camera, but is able to cut the weight down significantly to 55g.

Expect both smartwatches to be available globally starting this April, but their pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Specifications – 


  • 1.63″ Super AMOLED display of 320 x 320 screen resolution


  • dual-core 1GHz( from 800 mhz)


  • Tizen


  • health sensors including heart rate monitor, and an Infrared port for remote control of your home appliances.
  • IP67 dust and water resistance certification

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