Released April this year, the Samsung Gear 2 is preceded by the first Samsung Gear and the only difference both the product has is the replacement of Android with the Samsung-developed Tizen OS. The new OS had promised improved functionality and longer battery life. The design was refreshed by the movement of the camera to the watch itself, thus allowing users to replace own bands. Along with this is the infrared blaster and optical heart sensor rate.
There were 2 models that were introduced - the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the former which is made from steel exterior while the later, is made of plastic. The device's processor was upgraded to a 1.0 GHz dual-core Exynos 3250 system-on-chip. As with the Galaxy Gear, the Gear 2 has a 1.63-inch, 320 pixel-wide square-shaped Super AMOLED touchscreen, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage.
The music player itself is attractive and simple: you can shuttle through songs with a tap or swipe, and if you've got album art attached it will show behind the interface - a nice touch when screen estate is limited. Battery life has extended twice compared to its predecessor - clocking at a max of 3 days with normal usage.
An optical heart rate sensor is also located on the bottom of the device. With the Gear 2, the clear step forward is fitness - namely, the ability to track your daily steps (something we saw in the first version) and actually add in exercise as well.
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