Today is the big day for Samsung as not only they are rolling out the Galaxy S5 globally, but also the Gear smartwatches: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit. In fact, the trio is available for purchase in stores in 125 countries, for $299, $199 and $199, respectively.
The second-gen Samsung’s Gear includes several new features compared to what we saw last year. Unlike the original Gear, the new timepieces run Tizen OS and come with a loads of improvements on the hardware front.
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo feature a 1.63-inch AMOLED display, a dual-core processor, clocked at 1.0GHz coupled with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 200 mAh battery. The Neo is slightly cheaper model because it doesn’t have the camera, while the Gear 2 comes with a 2-megapixel camera, fitted on the top edge.
The Samsung Gear 2 is available in various colors namely charcoal black, gold brown and wild orange. Whereas the Gear 2 Neo comes in charcoal black, mocha grey and wild orange.
The Samsung Gear Fit represents the first foray into the Samsung world dedicated to health and fitness. It’s a kind of bracelet in shape and design that’s ideal for those who want to monitor their workouts and improve their quality of life. The fitness band incorporates a curved Super AMOLED 1.84-inch screen with 432 x 128 resolution. It’s quite stylish, water resistant and also comes with a heart rate monitor. The Gear Fit is available in black, gray, orange, red, blue and green colors.