Samsung GEAR 2 watch Release Date, Price, Specs & Features

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The Korean company had unveiled its Samsung GEAR 2014 smart watch line up at MWC 2014 along with the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Release. These new models include Samsung GEAR 2, Samsung GEAR neo and Samsung GEAR fit band.

Almost 1.9 million smart watches were shipped worldwide in 2013. According to Strategy Analytics, of this number, around 1.2 million devices were running Android. And of that number, 61% were Samsung Galaxy GEAR smartwatches.

Samsung GEAR 2nd generation launch, just 6 months after the first generation Samsung Galaxy GEAR release date, show despereate efforts by the Korean company, before Apple iWatch Release Date and Google Nexus Smartwatch Launch.


Samsung Gear Fit is a different type of wearable device, closer to the health and fitness bands like Nike Fuelband, Fitbit and LG Lifeband. Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 neo are very similar; the Neo is a camera-lass, low cost plastic version of the device.

Samsung Gear 2 price and Wrist Fitness Bands features

Galaxy Gear 2 is a direct follow-up to their first smartwatch. Although not very different than the first one, an important aspect they improved must be the size, since the first Galaxy Gear was not very comfortable.

However, Samsung GEAR 2014 watches are running Samsung Tizen operating system instead of Android OS. That's why these smart watches are not branded under Samsung Galaxy, a brand label reserved for Samsung Android devices only.

Tizen is an open-source Linux powered operating system backed by Samsung and Intel, that aims to break the iOS and Android duopoly in the mobile market. Samsung NX300M smart camera was the first device to run Tizen OS, and the Gear 2 further paves the way for Tizen based wearable devices platform, before Samsung GEAR 3rd generation comes with Galaxy Note 4 or Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date.

Samsung GEAR 2014 Specs and Features

The Gear 2 smartwatches feature a sleeker, lightweight design, an improved battery life of 2-3 days, a faster 1GHz dual-core processor, a standalone music player with a Bluetooth headset and the camera has been moved from the strap to the main body.

The Gear 2, at 68 gms, and the Gear 2 Neo, at 55 gms, are lighter than the original Galaxy Gear (73.8 gms), and they’re thinner too, at 10mm vs. 11.1mm.

The Super AMOLED display on the Gear 2, measures 1.63-inch with a 320-by-320 pixels resolution, like the previous generation Gear. It can accept or ignore calls, messages, and also monitor heart-rate, and your movement activity.

The Gear 2 has 4GB of internal memory, 512MB RAM, 2-megapixel camera (not included in the Neo), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and an IrLED sensor that will help control other electronic devices such as TVs and set-top boxes through the WatchON Remote app.

Samsung GEAR 2014 specs includes reduced device size by moving the camera, microphone and speaker around the screen edges, instead of the strap.

The new smartwatch from Samsung revealed connect through Bluetooth to your smartphone and deliver notifications from the watch to your phone, letting you make all sort of activities from your smartwatch directly into the phone. Also Samsung GEAR 2 features an IR sensor that can control most TV stations from your wrist.

Samsung GEAR 2 watch Release Date, Price, Specs & Features
Both devices feel better to the touch than the Galaxy Gear. They are lighter, have exchangeable straps and an overall sleeker look.

Samsung GEAR 2 features better battery time, that now lasts three days and can work independent from your smartphones. For example, you can leave your Galaxy device at home and still play music on the Gear 2 when you go for a run. The full product specifications include:

Samsung GEAR 2 Samsung GEAR 2 neo Samsung Galaxy GEAR
Display 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320x320p) 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320x320p) 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320x320p)
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IR LED Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IR LED Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Camera 2MP Auto Focus on the body No 1.9 MP with BSI Sensor, Auto Focus, On the strap
Compatibility More than 12 Galaxy smartphones More than 12 Galaxy smartphones Samsung Galaxy Note III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy S4 zoom
Software Tizen Tizen Android
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Processor 1GHz dual-core 1GHz dual-core 800MHz
App Store Samsung Apps Samsung Apps Samsung Apps
Durability IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant No
Memory 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage
Battery 300 mAg 300 mAh 315 mAh
Size 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g 36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g
Colours Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green
Features Pedometer, Cycling mode, Hiking model, Music Player with Bluetooth Headset and Speaker, WatchON Remote, Bluetooth Call, Camera, Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps), Media Controller, Schedule, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Timer, Weather, More available for download.
Pedometer, Cycling mode, Hiking model, Music Player with Bluetooth Headset and Speaker, WatchON Remote, Bluetooth Call, Camera, Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps), Media Controller, Schedule, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Timer, Weather, More available for download.
ChatON, Smart Relay, S Voice, emographer, Voice Memo, Auto Lock, Find My Device, Media Controller, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Timer, Safety assistance, 2 Microphones, More available for download

Samsung GEAR 2 watch Release Date

AT&T announced that it has started Samsung GEAR 2 preorders in the US. AT&T expects to ship the devices in early April.

The new Samsung GEAR 2014 line is coming out on April 11, 2014 in the open market. The Gear 2 will be available in black, brown and orange, and the Gear 2 Neo will come in black, gray and orange colors.

Samsung Gear 2 Price in US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan

The original Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was expensive at £299 price tag. The Samsung Gear 2014 price tag is the same $299. While Samsung Gear 2 neo price is $199.

Samsung Gear 2 fit price is £149 in UK and will cost around €179 in Europe, $199 USD in US and $209 CAD in Canada. The new Samsung Fit pricing in India is Rs.12200 INR and Pakistan Rs.19800 PKR.
Samsung GEAR 2 watch Release Date, Price, Specs & Features Reviewed by Adnan Malik on 11:59 PM Rating: 5

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