The Next Generation of GEAR devices deliver Unmatched Freedom and Style

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced the launch Samsung GEAR 2 and GEAR 2 Neo, at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

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.

Boasting a sleek and slim design – these new releases are powered by Tizen OS, offering access to an enriched application ecosystem, and are compatible with more than a dozen GALAXY handsets. The battery is a 300mAh cell, and can last up to two or three days from a single charge.

The GEAR 2™s exact measurements are 36.9 x 58.4 x 10mm and it weighs 68g, while the GEAR 2 Neo comes in at 37.9 x 58.8 x 10mm and weighs 55g. Both are IP67 Certified for dust and water resistance.

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 customisation options and a robust application ecosystem, said Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics South Africa. 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.

The camera is equipped to the main body instead of the 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 colour options including Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange for GEAR 2 and Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange for GEAR 2 Neo. The home screen background, clock face and font are also customisable to reflect their personal taste.

The GEAR 2 and GEAR 2 Neo are essential companion devices to, which 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, set top box through WatchON Remote application in their own home with an embedded IrLED sensor. The addition of a standalone music player with Bluetooth headset lets consumers 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 customisable fitness routine and monitor their heart rate in order to improve their overall well-being.

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Samsung Gear 2 Product Specifications:



1.63 Super AMOLED (320 x 320)




1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor




Tizen based wearable platform




Gear 2: 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920×1080, 1080×1080, 1280×960)


Gear 2 Neo : N/A




Codec: H.264, H.263

Format: 3GP, MP4

HD(720p, @30fps) Playback & Recording




Codec: MP3/AAC/AMR/Vorbis

Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG





Auto Focus Camera, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature





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

Colour Options:


–    Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange


–    Gear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange


IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant, Noise Cancellation


Featured App


Banjo, BMW, CNN , Conde Nast, Expedia, eBay, Evernote, Feedly, GARMIN,


GM (Onstar 4GLTE), iControl, Line, Path, Paypal, RUNTASTIC, Volkswagen,

Weather Channel, Under Armour(Map my fitness)


Samsung Services


Samsung Apps




Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, IrLED




Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate




RAM: 512MB

Storage: 4GB Internal Memory




Gear 2 : 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g


Gear 2 Neo : 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g




Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh


Typical Usage 2~3 days, Low Usage up to 6 days

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