Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit Review


Samsung Wearable’s three new devices – Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The next-generation wearables from Samsung, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are pretty much similar, with having only one difference that Neo does not have camera and costs $100 less than the Gear 2. All the three devices run on Tizen and not on Android but you will not feel much of the difference. The Gear Fit is also pretty much the same but it lacks some new advanced features and has the price tag same as Gear 2 Neo.

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo 3

Back when Samsung Galaxy Gear was launched it does not have to face a competition and the device is taken as a revolutionary product at that time, but now time has changed, now we have many SmartWatches such as Android Wear-based watches, LG G Watch etc. and the rumors of Apple SmartWatch to come soon, these have all the abilities to give some tough competition to Samsung Wearable.

Samsung Gear 2 Camera Close

The Samsung Gear 2 features a polished version of Gear hardware and is really nice looking. You can watch it on any occasion without thinking of being called old fashioned. It has been smoothed out a little bit and got some changes like the power button has been moved to a flush-mount style on the front of the watch face rather than being on the side. The camera has also been mounted to the watch face but it’s hardly noticeable. Well the coolest part is that now you can change the band with ease and can choose from different colors available. It also will be compatible with any number of standard 22mm watch band.

Samsung’s Gear 2 and Neo Photo Gallery by Connectedly

The Samsung Gear 2 has a 1.6-inch display with a 320×320 pixel resolution, 2MP camera, 1.0 GHz dual-core processor, Bluetooth, 4GB storage, 512MB of RAM, along with a powerful 300mAh battery which can last 2-3 days with a single charge. Unlike Original Galaxy Gear, Gear 2 is actually comfortable to watch all the day without feeling burden on your wrist. Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have all the expected features and apps like clock, camera, calendar, settings, gallery app, phone dialer, contacts app, pedometer, sleep tracker, heart-rate monitor as well as exercise tracker, which are totally familiar and easy to use.

Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit Review Video by Connectedly

When it comes to Samsung Gear Fit, well it does not quite look like a watch but looks more like a fitness band, nonetheless it’s easy to wear and move around with. Samsung Gear Fit is lighter as its just 27g than Gear 2 and Neo who weighs 68g and 55g respectively. It features 1.83-inch 432×128 Super AMOLED display, 210mAh battery which can last up to 3-4 days. If you don’t like the default one (black color) the band strap is changeable. It is more dependent on Bluetooth connection to Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone or other Samsung devices because like other wearable it does not have camera, speaker, microphone and apps are also limited. However you can get notifications on Gear Fit display and start/stop song on the Smartphone from it. The heart rate monitor is the unusual feature on Gear Fit which actually works and does not need Bluetooth connection for that.

Samsung Gear Fit Gallery by Connectedly

All the new Gear devices have great hardware, stylish and well-designed looks with many features but the only downside is that, these devices are limited to work with Samsung devices only. So I guess many people will see it a big downside and may prefer Pebble which have all the nice features and guess what? you can use it with pretty much every platform out there. So definitely these wearables are much better than the previous Galaxy Gear, but still not the best.