2Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Smartwatches
3An Aesthetic Bump
4Galaxy Gear Neo
5Less Bulky, More Watch-Like
8Time to Say Goodbye to Android
Another departure from the Gear is that the Gear 2 smartwatches run Tizen, the OS Intel developed with Nokia. Last summer, Intel and Samsung hosted an app challenge, growing the Tizen app ecosystem with the offer of $4 million in prizes. The open-source OS allows Android watch apps to also run on the Gear 2 smartwatches.
The Gear 2 Neo will come in Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange. While at launch the original Gear could connect to only the Galaxy Note 3, the Gear 2 watches will be compatible with “dozens” of Galaxy smartphones, Samsung said, introducing the smartphones Feb. 23. It added, “We have enhanced everything consumers love about the Gear to offer unparalleled smart freedom in their everyday life.”