Samsung Offers Unmatched Freedom and Style with the Next Generation of Gear devices

Feb 24, 2014

The stylish Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo offer consumers increased connectivity, customisation, and control

Auckland, New Zealand via Mobile World Congress – February 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo designed to take the freedom, convenience and style of wearable technology to the next level. The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo offer consumers enhanced connectivity and a completely integrated approach for the most personal wearable experience.

 

“Samsung continues to lead innovation in the wearable market by creating devices that are completely integrated into the lives of consumers through extended connectivity features, stylish customisation 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 everything consumers love about the Gear to offer unparalleled smart freedom in their everyday life.”

 

The next generation of mobile freedom

Samsung achieved a significant improvement as a leading smart wearable provider with Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Both devices offer a lightweight design with premium finishes that reflect modern trends.

 

A Camera is equipped to a main body instead to strap, making the Samsung Gear 2 a sleek and sharp smart companion. Consumers are now available to express their mood or coordinate with their outfit with modern and sophisticated strap colour options including Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for Gear2 and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange for Gear2 Neo. The home screen background, clock face and font are also customisable to reflect their personal taste.

 

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are essential companion devices, allow users to accept or ignore incoming calls and messages, and provide instant notification options based on a user’s activity and habits.

 

Both devices act as an extension of a consumer’s daily life. They offering users more control of their lives with standalone features, such as controlling electronic products, like a TV set top box through the WatchON Remote application with an embedded IrLED sensor. The addition of the standalone music player, with Bluetooth headset, means people can leave their smartphone at home and still enjoy their music on the go.

 

Both devices also offer personal fitness coaching in real time, allowing users to develop a customisable fitness routine and monitor their heart rate in order to improve their overall well-being.

 

Finally, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo let users connect to a wide variety of Samsung devices and access an enriched application ecosystem as the first wearable powered by the Tizen based wearable platform. Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are compatible with more than dozens of Samsung Galaxy smartphones at launch.

 

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be available around the world starting from April. Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com or m.samsungmobilepress.com.



Display

1.63” Super AMOLED (320 x 320)

AP

1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor

OS

Tizen based wearable platform

Camera

Gear 2 : 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920x1080, 1080x1080, 1280x960)

Gear 2 Neo : N/A

Video

Codec: H.264, H.263
Format: 3GP, MP4
HD(720p, @30fps) Playback & Recording

Audio

Codec: MP3/AAC/AMR/Vorbis
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Camera
Features

Auto Focus Camera, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature

Additional Features

Fitness Features:
1. Heart Rate sensor
2. Pedometer
3. Exercise
Standalone Modes: Running, Walking Companion Modes: Cycling, Hiking
4. Sleep & Stress (Downloadable)

Music Player with Bluetooth® Headset and Speaker

WatchON Remote: Remote Controller via IrLED Sensor

Basic Features:
- Bluetooth Call, Camera, Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps) Media Controller, Schedule, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Timer, Weather

More Features (Downloadable):
- Calculator, ChatON, Flashlight, Quick Settings, Voice Memo

Changeable Strap Colour Options:
- Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange
- Gear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange

IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant, Noise Cancellation

Featured App

Banjo, BMW, CNN , Conde Nast, Expedia, eBay, Evernote, Feedly, GARMIN, Glympse, GM (Onstar 4GLTE), iControl, Line, Path, Paypal, RUNTASTIC, Volkswagen, Weather Channel, Under Armour(Map my fitness)

Samsung Services

Samsung Apps

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, IrLED

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light

Memory

RAM: 512MB Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension

Gear 2 : 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g
Gear 2 Neo : 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh
Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days



About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.