Hands-on with the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit
Smartwatches | 14 Comments Hands-on with the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit Samsung has already announced the follow-up devices to their Galaxy Gear smartwatch — the Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo — and now has added to the bunch with the Gear Fit as well. The devices are slated to become available worldwide in April, but our pals at Android Central got some hands-on time with...

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Apr 18, 2014 Considering the Samsung Galaxy S5 to go along with your new Gear 2 or Gear Fit? Check out our review!
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If you happened to pick up a shiny new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo or Gear Fit but you're using it with an older Samsung device, it may be time to upgrade your phone as well. The new Gear devices will work fine and dandy with previous devices, but don't you want the latest and greatest phone to maximize your potential? Of course you do — and the Samsung Galaxy S5 is just that device.

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Apr 11, 2014 PayPal details fingerprint-secured payments for Galaxy S5, apps for Gear
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PayPal has today announced the availability of their fingerprint-based authentication system in 25 countries. The system was first announced at MWC 2014 and is now ready for action on the Samsung Galaxy S5. With the app, users can simply swipe a finger over the home button on the S5 to authorize payments and perform other operations. This means you no longer have to login to PayPal with a username and password when using the mobile web, through apps or even in retail stores.

The S5 is also the first phone to incorporate the FIDO authentication standard that was developed by Google, Microsoft, MasterCard, and Lenovo.

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Apr 09, 2014 Samsung Gear 2 torn open, found to contain small electronic bits
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As tends to happen with the latest mobile gadgets, just as Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch is ready to go on sale it's already been subjected to a hardware teardown by the folks over at iFixit. The site's guide to disassembling Samsung's latest wearable is now live, showing how with a Torx screwdriver and a steady hand, you can get crack open the device and get to its innards.

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Apr 07, 2014 Samsung rumored to launch a standalone cellular Gear Solo smartwatch in Korea
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When it comes to smartwatches, the Samsung Gear 2 without question holds the lead in mindshare, but it's still reliant on the owner having a compatible Samsung smartphone in their pocket. That could soon change, though, with the latest rumor out of Korea: the Samsung Gear Solo.

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Apr 04, 2014 Samsung Gear commercial shows off 'Another Me'
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Apr 02, 2014 Samsung Smart Home service brings home automation to Gear 2 watches
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Mar 21, 2014 Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit now available for pre-order at AT&T
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AT&T now has the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit available for pre-order. The Gear 2 will set you back $299, the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit $199. The devices are all set to ship in early April, so just a few more weeks and you can call one your very own.

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Mar 20, 2014 Pricing announced for the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit
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First announced at Mobile World Congress, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are Samsung's next line of wearable tech. At the time no pricing was announced but Samsung has now revealed these details. The Gear 2 will be priced at $295, not much lower than the original Gear when it first launched. The Gear Fit, Samsung's leap into fitness wear, will be priced at $197.

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Mar 10, 2014 Samsung official hands-on with the Gear 2 and Gear Fit
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If our own hands-on with the upcoming Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit wasn't enough to satisfy you, Samsung has done some video work of their own as well. They've posted up an official hands-on with the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, giving a near ten-minute look at the goods. There's nothing terribly new buried within, but we do get a good overview of the features and specs across all the devices.

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Mar 07, 2014 7Digital Music App coming to Tizen and Samsung's Gear devices
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The popular music service 7Digital announced today they they will soon be bringing their music app to the new Tizen OS — including that on wearable devices. 7Digitial is already available across BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Windows and Firefox. With the app, users of Tizen-powered Gear devices will be able to browse, purchase and play over 25 million tracks in 7Digital's catalog. The app will share features along the lines of the current iOS and Android apps. It's expected to be available in Q2 of 2014.

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Mar 05, 2014 Pricing revealed for Samsung's new Gear devices
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While pretty much everyone was hoping that Samsung's new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit would be more affordable at launch than the $300+ Galaxy Gear, it looks like that may not be the case. SamMobile is saying that the Gear 2 Neo and Gear fit will ring in at €199 while the Gear 2 will be €299. The prices are said to be in the same ballpark for the US as well at $199 and $299 respectively.

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Feb 26, 2014 Samsung releases SDK for Gear watches
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One of the big downsides for the Galaxy Gear was that there were limited applications and not just anyone could create an app for it. With new devices comes new change though, as Samsung has released an SDK for the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit devices. The SDK allows for developers to create apps that will run on both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, but for the Gear Fit there is an emulator and the ability to control the device through an app.

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Feb 24, 2014 What's your favorite Gear? Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo or Gear Fit?
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Samsung has announced three new devices — the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The first two are essentially the same (the Gear 2 Neo lacks a camera) but the Gear Fit is more of a fitness band than a watch. It does pack in some notification capabilities, but the real focus is on the health aspects.

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Feb 22, 2014 Samsung announces the Tizen-powered Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo
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Jan 05, 2014 Samsung teasing next generation Galaxy Gear on Twitter?
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Samsung left a lot to be desired when they first rolled out the Galaxy Gear as reports of sales were low, and it was a bit limited in compatibility with devices. There have been a few rumors going around that Samsung was already working on a second generation of the Galaxy Gear, and that could definitely be the case. SamsungMobileUK has sent out a tweet that contains an image that definitely looks like a tease of an upcoming generation of the Galaxy Gear.

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