MWC 2014: Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches with Tizen OS revealed
Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain has just kicked-off and our maiden gadget for the review is a smartwatch. Samsung Electronics has revealed their duo of Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches that hone of their next gen wearable tech. Taking a detour from the mainstream Android OS, the smartwatches will feature Tizen operating system. Clearly Samsung wants to rejuvenate its smartwatch lineup that disappointed the geeks as Galaxy Gear failed to impress most of the users due to its hap-hassle release. The two smartwatches will be compatible with a wide array of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and will be available around the globe from the month of April.
These two smartwatches are going to be water resistant and the addition of heart rate sensor into the watch further adds to the features missing in Samsung Galaxy Gear 2. Both Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are going to have a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED screen (320×320 pixels), 1 GHz core processor, 512 MB RAM, 300 mAh battery and 4GB internal storage. Samsung Gear 2 is going to have a 2 megapixel camera whereas Gear 2 Neo will not have it making it a tad light-weight at 55 grams total weight.
According to Samsung the smartwatch can last up to 2-3 days in normal usage and 6 days in low usage stage, probably the Tizen OS has something to do with this improved battery life. Gear 2 will come in charcoal black, gold brown and wild orange colors while Gear 2 Neo will have mocha grey instead of gold brown.