Samsung Announces Tizen-based Gear 2 And Gear 2 Neo

By 03:19 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 Comments

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

Samsung Gear 2 in Charcoal Black

The recent Samsung Gear 2 (no more Galaxy in the name as it’s no longer an Android device) comes with the same 1.63" Super AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display of 320 x 320 classy screen resolution, but with a processor beefed up from a dual-core 800 Mega Hertz (MHz) to 1GHz.

Samsung Gear 2 in Grecent Brown

The recent gears bring a better set of health sensors including heart rate monitor, and an Infrared port for remote control of your home appliances.

Samsung Gear 2 in Wild Orange

The internal storage and Random-Access Memory (RAM) remain limited like the last edition, and the battery has been downgraded to 300mAh (from 315mAh), which is a bit worrisome as battery life was one of the major drawbacks of the Galaxy Gear. Hopefully, Samsung has optimized Tizen Operating System (OS) to be more battery efficient than Android.

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

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

Last but not least, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will feature IP67 dust and water resistance certification, which should bring the smart wearables another step closer to real watches. Expect both smartwatches to be available globally starting this April, but their pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo



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