Samsung announces Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Posted Feb 23, 2014

Around six months ago, Samsung released the Galaxy Gear smartwatch products. The new Galaxy Gear devices are lighter, faster, and have better battery life than the previous device. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have the ability to see income calls, text messages, and notifications. Samsung also decided to use Tizen instead of Android.

?Samsung continues to lead innovation in the wearable market by creating devices that are completely integrated into the lives of consumers through extended connectivity features, stylish customization options and a robust application ecosystem,? stated JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. ?With the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, we have enhanced everything consumers love about the Gear to offer unparalleled smart freedom in their everyday life.?

Consumers can choose the Gear 2 in Charcoal Black, Gold Brown, and Wild Orange for the Gear 2 and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey, and Wild Orange for the Gear 2 Neo. The home screen background, clock face, and font are customizable. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo lets users accept or ignore incoming calls and messages.

The Gear 2 can also be used to control products like TVs and set-top boxes using the WatchON Remote application in their own home with an embedded IrLED sensor. There is a standalone music player with Bluetooth that means people can leave their smartphone at home and enjoy music on the go.

Here are the specs of the Galaxy Gear 2 as pulled from the press release:

Samsung Gear 2 Product Specifications:


1.63? Super AMOLED (320 x 320)


1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor


Tizen based wearable platform


Gear 2 : 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920×1080, 1080×1080, 1280×960)

Gear 2 Neo : N/A


Codec: H.264, H.263

Format: 3GP, MP4

HD(720p, @30fps) Playback & Recording


Codec: MP3/AAC/AMR/Vorbis

Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG



Auto Focus Camera, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature



Fitness Features:
1.Heart Rate sensor
Standalone Modes: Running, Walking
Companion Modes: Cycling, Hiking
4.Sleep & Stress (Downloadable)

Music Player with Bluetooth® Headset and Speaker

WatchON Remote: Remote Controller via IrLED Sensor

Basic Features:
– Bluetooth Call, Camera, Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps)
Media Controller, Schedule, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Timer, Weather

More Features(Downloadable):
– Calculator, ChatON, Flashlight, Quick Settings, Voice Memo

Changeable Strap
Color Options:
– Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange
– Gear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange

IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant, Noise Cancellation

Samsung Services Samsung Apps


Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, IrLED


Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate


RAM: 512MB

Storage: 4GB Internal Memory


Gear 2 : 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g
Gear 2 Neo : 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g


Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh

Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days