Samsung Gear 2 Neo review: The affordable wearable Samsung Gear 2 Neo is one of the first mainstream devices that runs on the Tizen OS, a platform developed by both Inte, Samsung and a host of other tech companies presumably to compete with the Android and iOS.
Specs of the $199 Tizen OS smartwatch Samsung Gear 2 Neo include a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display and a dual-core CPU.
The device, as one reviewer notes is “a better deal” than the Galaxy Gear.
“Samsung’s Gear 2 Neo comes with a more attractive price, a feature set that’s nearly identical to the more expensive Gear 2, and a lot of bells and whistles including apps, offline music playback, and heart-rate monitoring,” writes CNET’s Scott Stein.
Phone Arena describes the Gear 2 Neo as not your “typical cheapo model” but it definitely has lacks some features like a camera.
Samsung has managed to make the Gear 2 Neo less stuffy than the original and more expensive smartwatch.
The Gear 2 Neo has no camera and is lighter and less bulky than the second gen wearable flagship.
Phone Arena says that the device is likable with its appearance and the rubberized strap doesn’t feel as cheap like some competing smartwatches.
The display of the Samsung Gear 2 Neo isn’t different from the original Gear.
It has the same 1.63-inch 320 x 320 pixel resolution.
The Samsung Gear 2 Neo runs on the Tizen OS and the company promises hundreds of different apps will be made available for launch.
Phone Arena says that it expects the number of apps to be available to only grow post-launch.
The Gear 2 Neo can also be paired with around 20 different Samsung Galaxy devices.
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The Gear 2 Neo has a 1GHz dual-core CPU that is powered with 512MB of RAM and is said to have a battery life of up to five days.
The Samsung Gear 2 Neo is available for $199 and its variants come in three colors: Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, and Charcoal Black.