As we told you last week, Samsung has now announced theÃ‚Â Gear and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches with both running the TizenÃ‚Â OS. The utilisation of the Tizen OS has led Samsung to drop “Galaxy” from the product name.
Thew new OS is just part of the changes, though. The hardware’s been revamped as well. The Gear 2 sports a 1.63-inch (320 by 320) Super AMOLED display and it’s all powered by a dual-core processor running at 1 GHz, has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage.
The Gear 2 has a 300 mAh battery, which Samsung says will last two to three days with “typical” usage, or up to six days with low usage.
The Gear 2 sports a 2-megapixel camera with autofocus that’ll shoot in three resolutionsÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â 1920×1080, 1080×1080 andÃ‚Â 1280×960. It also has the “Sound and shot” feature to give some context to your images, location tagging and signatures.
The Gear 2 Neo has no camera.
1.63-inch SuperÃ‚Â AMOLEDÃ‚Â (320 x 320)
1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
Tizen-based wearable platform
Camera (Gear 2 only)
2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920×1080, 1080×1080, 1280×960)
Gear 2: 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g; Gear 2 Neo: 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g
Li-ion 300mAh; Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days
Samsung has a suite of its own apps on the Gear 2t: Bluetooth Call, Camera, Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps), Media Controller, Schedule, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Timer and Weather. Ã‚Â Other downloadable apps include a calculator, ChatON, flashlight, quick settings and voice memo.
Other available apps include:
GM (Onstar 4GLTE)
Under Armour (Map my fitness)
You’ll be able to use it as a heart-rate sensor, pedometer and generic exercise tracker.
There is no word of pricing but both watches are expected to be available in March.Ã‚Â [signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]