The Gear 2 Neo, along with the Gear 2, is a follow-up device to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear. These devices lose the Galaxy tag because they are powered by Tizen, not Android. Samsung helped developed the Tizen OS and this it the first time we've seen it in consumer devices, so the Gear 2 and Gear Neo should be fun devices to play around with.
The Gear 2 Neo looks much like the original Galaxy Gear, but it loses the camera all together. At the core it has a 1.63" super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 4GB of storage. The Gear 2 Neo comes in Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange and will offer notifications, music control, fitness tracking and more. There will be a full set of device-specific apps from Samsung to play around with as well.
The Gear 2 Neo and Gear 2 will be available worldwide in April.
If you're looking to be among the first on your block to get the latest Samsung wearables, now might be a good time to swing by Amazon. The Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo — that's the one without the camera — and Gear Fit fitness band are now available for preorder.
The Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are each listed at $199. The Gear 2 runs $299. Amazon lists all three as being "released" April 11. Which, of course, is the official release date.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →