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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Finally Arrives – with a Friend

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Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear 2 just five months after the first Galaxy Gear made its debut. However, there will be two types of this second generation Samsung smartwatch. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo expand the Korean tech giant?s line of wearable technology. The only difference between the two is that the Neo does not have a camera, while the Gear 2 has a built ? in camera (as it was in its first generation model).

New Features Expected

Of course, upgrades were expected. These two new smartwatches feature exercise modes and heart rate sensor that make them great for fitness enthusiasts. The Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo can also play your favorite music wirelessly with a Bluetooth headset. An added bonus for Samsung smartwatch fans is the infrared emitter that acts as a remote control for televisions. This feature can also be found on Samsung?s recent phones and tablets.

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Samsung is setting aside Android by making way for Tizen, which the company announced as its official operating system for all its wearables. While the previous Gear smartwatch ran on Android, the Korean tech company sees this new platform as an edge over the tight competition. Fans may worry about the compatibility of the Tizen OS, but Samsung said that both its two new smartwatches will be compatible with a lot of its phones. As the platform war becomes tighter as new gadgets emerge, it looks like Samsung is giving a chance to Tizen.

Other Exciting Features

The Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo will sport a 1.63 ? inch touchscreen with a size of 320 x 320, just like the first generation Gear smartwatch. These two new models are also running on a dual ? core 1GHz processor, better than the first Gear?s single ? core 800MHz chip. They will also have 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. The Gear 2 Neo is lighter than the other new model because of the 2MP camera?s absence at only 1.9 ounces (the Gear 2 weighs 2.4 ounces).

These two new smartwatches come in Wild Orange and Charcoal Black. You can also have your Gear 2 in Gold Brown, while the Gear 2 Neo is available in Mocha Gray. Samsung said that these models are arriving in stores this April, but did not say anothing about the prices.

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