Samsung’s first Tizen wearable device seems to be quite well received. A few teething problems, but no big show stoppers. I’ve had people ask for a comparison between the Samsung Gear 1 and the new Gear 2, but without access to a Gear 1 at the moment I’m not able to do a full video review.
One of the most notable one for us is the switch from Android to Tizen, which we fully intend to dive straight into. Physically the Gear 2 is slimmer and lighter, and now have replaceable watch straps and a built-in heart rate monitor. In the Gear 1 the camera, microphone and speakers were actually built into the strap, and hence why you couldn’t change them.
For a quick comparison, heres a table of specifications and also a video.
|Samsung Gear 2||Samsung Galaxy Gear|
|Display||1.63” Super AMOLED (320 x 320)||1.63” Super AMOLED (320 x 320)|
|Dimensions||Gear 2: 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g;
Gear 2 Neo: 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g
|36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1mm, 73.8g|
|Processor||1.0GHz dual-core processor||800MHz dual-core processor|
|Memory||512MB + 4GB storage||512MB + 4GB storage|
Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days
Up to 25 hours typical usage, 150 hours standby
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, IR||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Water resistance||Rated IP67 (one meter for 30 minutes)||Rated IP55 (“Splashproof”)|
|Camera||Gear 2: 2MP;
Gear 2 Neo: No camera
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate||Accelerometer, Gyroscope|
|Colors||Gear 2: Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange;
Gear 2 Neo: Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange
|Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green|