The surprising things is that this two new smartwatches (Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo) are not running Android OS,Instead, they have Samsung’s Tizen OS on board.That also means they have been removed from the Galaxy line of products, which all run Android.
When it comes to specs, both the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo are very similar, although the latter does not have a camera – the Gear 2 packs a 2-megapixel camera with HD video recording. Both smartwatches have a 1.64-inch Super AMOLED display with 320 x 320 resolution, a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 300 mAh battery and the Tizen OS.
Each new smartwatch will offer various fitness- and health-related features including a heart rate sensor, pedometer, sleep and stress measurements, and special modes for various exercises including running, walking, cycling or hiking.
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will also pack some of the same features as their predecessor, including support for calls, notifications, and other apps. Desipite running Tizen, both devices will be compatible with “more than dozens of Samsung Galaxy smartphones at launch,” according to Samsung.
The devices will also offer a music player with Bluetooth Headset and speaker support and a WatchON app that can turn the device into a remote control for various devices.
Each device will come with changeable straps that will be available in various colors including Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for the Gear 2 or Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange for the Gear 2 Neo.
The new smartwatches will be released “around the world” starting in April, although specific launch details and actual prices aren’t available at this time.
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