Samsung unveiled second generation of its smart watches, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. One notable difference between the two new models is the built-in camera — it is only found in the Galaxy Gear 2. Nevertheless, both devices are touted to offer a “lightweight design with premium finishes that reflect modern trends.”
Compared to the original Galaxy Gear, the new watches run Tizen platform (rather than Android), allowing them to work a little longer. Consumers are now able to choose between a number of different strap color options, including Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for Gear 2; and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange for Gear 2 Neo. The homescreen background, clock face and font are also customizable.
Aside from providing users with the ability to run apps and control other connected devices from their wrist, notifying them about incoming texts, calls and social media updates – both Galaxy Gear 2 watches come with key sensors and can be used for fitness tracking purposes. Users can rely on the preloaded tools and compatible apps to “develop a customizable fitness routine” and monitor their heart rate in order to improve their overall well-being.
Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be available around the world starting from April.