Samsung Galaxy Gear vs Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Samsung Gear smartwatchesAs you might have already read, Samsung has introduced two new Gear smartwatches today. Set to go on sale in April, 2014, these wearables will be succeeding the company’s original Galaxy Gear device.

While many of the features in Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are same as Galaxy Gear, the major change is the underlying platform. The company has opted for Tizen in Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo instead of Android, which was present in Galaxy Gear. Because of this change, the branding of the smartwatch is now also missing ‘Galaxy,’ which is used by Samsung only with Android devices. Also, the new Gear watches come with IR transmitter, which is positive addition and will allow consumers to control their TV, Set top box and other remote controlled appliances via their Gear smartwatch.

In this post, we will taking a quick look at Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo key features, specifications and how they stack against the Galaxy Gear.

Smartwatch 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 and its placement 2MP Auto Focus on the body No 1.9 MP with BSI Sensor, Auto Focus, On the strap
Works with Over a dozen Galaxy smartphones, named unclear Over a dozen Galaxy smartphones, named unclear Samsung Galaxy Note III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy S4 zoom
OS Tizen Tizen Android
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Processor 1GHz dual-core 1GHz dual-core 800MHz
Application support Yes Yes Yes
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
Key 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

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of AndroidOS.in. If you'd like to reach him, drop an email at 'gaurav@androidos.in' or connect with him on Twitter (@gauravshukla).

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