Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smart Watches

While you were contemplating picking up Samsung’s GALAXY Gear smart watch that came out at the end of last year, the company was already designing its second generation of smart watches.  Yes, Samsung has been lightning fast at developing this wearable tech.  The second generation offers two options – the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo.  Both models sport a 1.63-inch, 320 x 320 pixel Super AMOLED touch-screen, are powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor, have 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of on-board memory.  The Gear 2 Neo model will cost you less since it doesn’t have a built-in camera.  The big news is that both models will use Samsung’s new Tizen operating system, instead of Android.  The Tizen OS promises to work with more devices, and will soon be available in Samsung’s smart phones and TVs.  But don’t expect it to work with your iOS device.  Also new in the 2nd gen is a heart rate sensor which combined with the existing pedometer will allow for new fitness apps. Coming this April.  $TBA.  www.samsung.com

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