Samsung's next generation smart watches, the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, released with the Samsung Galaxy S5 smart phone have been engineered with a health and fitness lifestyle in mind.
The Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, unlike the first smartwatch released with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, run on a Tizen operating system platform and not the Android platform in a bid to improve the devices' battery life.
With the new enhancements to the accessories, the camera, speaker and microphones have been moved to the bezel of the watch and not on the straps as was the case with the Samsung Gear. This particular enhancement allows for changeable straps which come in charcoal black, gold brown, mocha grey, and wild orange.
Though the Gear 2 Neo has no camera and is much lighter than the Gear 2, both run the Tizen app on a 1.0 GHz Dual Cor Processor with 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The smart watches are powered by a Li-Ion 300mAh that runs two to three days with typical usage and up to six days with low usage.
The key fitness features on the devices include a heart rate sensor that will give the wearer a notification whether to increase or decrease activity, running, walking, cycling, and hiking modes with downloadable sleep and stress modes.
The smart watches come with a music player that connects to headphones via bluetooth, a remote control capability using an Infra Red LED sensor, and notifications feature. Both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are dust and water resistant with noise cancellation.
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