Saturday, February 22, 2014

MWC 2014: Samsung Officialy launches Tizen powered Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear Neo. Specifications.PR.

Francisco De Jesùs.


 Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear Neo. 


The successor to the Galaxy Gear runs on Tizen instead of Android and is expected start sales in Korea in April. 

Users of the new device can save and play music on the device without connecting it to a smartphone through Bluetooth headphones. 


The Galaxy Gear 2 packs an ultra violet sensor that customers can use to control TVs, set-up boxes, AV receivers and air conditioners by using an app called Samsung WatchOn Remote. 

It also has improved healthcare features, including a heartbeat sensor. 

The  Galaxy Gear 2 is sized 36.9x58.4x10.0 and weighs 68 grams. Its predecessor the Galaxy Gear weighed 10 grams more. 

It has a 1.63-inch AMOLED display and a 2 megapixel camera. It is also water and dust proof. 

Answering consumers’ calls for improved battery life, Samsung said once charge will allow the Gear 2 to last two to three days depending on use. 

In design, the new watch shed the screws on the side that were on its predecessors for “a leaner look.” 

Samsung Gear 2 Product Specifications:

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 Color Options: 
Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild OrangeGear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange
IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant, Noise Cancellation
Samsung Services
Samsung Apps
Connectivity
Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, IrLED
Sensor
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate 
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

A budget model called Galaxy Gear 2 Neo was shown off as well that lacks a camera. 

The launch of the new wearable also marks the first time the Korean technology giant released on device using Tizen, an open-sourced OS that it developed with silicon giant Intel. 


Press Release:

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

February 23, 2014

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

Barcelona, Spain – February 23, 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 customization 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 color 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 customizable 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 providing instant notification options based on a user’s activity and habits. 

Both devices act as an extension of a consumer’s daily life, offering users more control of their lives with standalone features, such as controlling electronic products such as TV, settop box through WatchON Remote application in their own home with an embedded IrLED sensor. The addition of a 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 customizable 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 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.


Samsung Gear 2 Product Specifications:

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 Color Options: 
Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild OrangeGear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange
IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant, Noise Cancellation
Samsung Services
Samsung Apps
Connectivity
Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, IrLED
Sensor
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate 
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 visitwww.samsung.com.

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