Samsung Announces Next Generation Gear 2 And Gear 2 Neo Tizen Smartwatches!

Our skepticism of the smartwatch sector having the legs to go the distance hasn’t swayed Samsung from forging ahead with 2nd generation types of its Galaxy Gear. Making an official appearance just in front of Mobile World Congress (MWC) is Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, which offer users even more customization than before.

According to Samsung, both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are lightweight gadgets with premium finishes offering a modern flair. Adding to the sleekness is Samsung’s decision to integrate the camera into the main human anatomy rather than the strap. That also allows Samsung to offer different color straps so users can coordinate using their outfits (or mood). Color options include Charcoal Black, Gold Brown, and Wild Orange for Gear 2, and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey, and Wild Orange for Gear 2 Neo. Users can also customize your home screen back ground, clock face, and font.

Gear 2 Smartwatches

“Samsung continues to lead innovation in the wearable market by creating devices which are completely integrated into the lives of consumers through extended connectivity features, fashionable customization options and a robust application ecosystem, ” Said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, we have enhanced every thing consumers love about the Gear to offer unparalleled smart freedom in their every day life. ”

Samsung Gear 2

Samsung opted to equip its Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo with its own Tizen OS (co-developed with Intel), making these the very first wearables based on the platform. Tizen is found on only a number of devices, though it will be interesting to see if kit 2 and Gear 2 Neo can help the OS gain any traction in the mobile space.

Try to find both of these smartwatches to be around starting in April. No word yet on price.