Samsung has announced two new smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, improving over the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch which was powered by Android, while the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be running on Tizen operating system.
Samsung calls them just ‘Gear 2’, and not Galaxy Gear 2
Samsung has dropped using “Galaxy” for these new smartwatches, as the company wants to use that brand exclusively when selling Android devices, and since the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo doesn’t run on Android, the company has decided not to insert the “Galaxy” moniker into it.
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The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo expands Samsung’s wearable range of smartwatches. The main difference between the two is that the Neo lacks a camera, while the Gear 2 features a camera in its main body, and not on the strap as before which means it would be safe to remove and replace the strap. Apart from that, there are many similarities between both the devices, and by omitting the camera, the Neo seems to be the more affordable version.
Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo tech specifications
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo each have a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 Super AMOLED display and runs Samsung-led Tizen OS on a 1GHz dual core processor. Both the smartwatches have 512MB of memory and 4GB of internal storage, along with Bluetooth 4.0 LTE for pairing it up with a phone or a tablet, infrared for controlling home appliances, gyroscope, accelerometer and a h