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.

SmartwatchSamsung Gear 2Samsung Gear 2 NeoSamsung Galaxy Gear
Display1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320x320p)1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320x320p)1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320x320p)
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 LE, IR LEDBluetooth 4.0 LE, IR LEDBluetooth 4.0 LE
Camera and its placement2MP Auto Focus on the bodyNo1.9 MP with BSI Sensor, Auto Focus, On the strap
Works withOver a dozen Galaxy smartphones, named unclearOver a dozen Galaxy smartphones, named unclearSamsung Galaxy Note III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy S4 zoom
OSTizenTizenAndroid
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart RateAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart RateAccelerometer, Gyroscope
Processor1GHz dual-core1GHz dual-core800MHz
Application supportYesYesYes
App storeSamsung AppsSamsung AppsSamsung Apps
DurabilityIP67 Certified Dust and Water ResistantIP67 Certified Dust and Water ResistantNo
Memory512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage
Battery300 mAg300 mAh315 mAh
Size36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g
ColoursCharcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild OrangeCharcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild OrangeJet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green
Key FeaturesPedometer, 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

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