Following the first Samsung Gear and right ahead of tomorrow's starting Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung today announced the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, which are said to be designed to take the freedom, convenience and style of wearable technology to the next level. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo offer consumers enhanced connectivity and a completely integrated approach for the most personal wearable experience. Samsung said it achieved a significant improvement as a leading smart wearable provider with Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Both devices offer a lightweight design with premium finishes that reflect modern trends. A Camera is equipped to a main body instead to strap, making the Samsung Gear 2 a sleek and sharp smart companion.
Consumers are now able to express their mood or coordinate with their outfit with modern and sophisticated 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 home screen background, clock face and font are also customizable to reflect their personal taste. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are essential companion devices, allow users to accept or ignore incoming calls and messages, and providing instant notification options based on a user's activity and habits.
Both devices act as an extension of a consumer's daily life, offering users more control of their lives with standalone features, such as controlling electronic products such as TV, settop box through WatchON Remote application in their own home with an embedded IrLED sensor. The addition of a standalone music player with Bluetooth headset means people can leave their smartphone at home and still enjoy their music on the go.
Both devices also offer personal fitness coaching in real time, allowing users to develop a customizable fitness routine and monitor their heart rate in order to improve their overall well-being.
Giving up Android, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo let users connect to a wide variety of Samsung devices and access an enriched application ecosystem as the first wearable powered by Tizen based wearable platform. Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are compatible with more than dozens of Samsung Galaxy smartphones at launch.
Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be available around the world starting from April but prices weren't announced today.
Cheers ~ Arne