Samsung has announced the launch of its latest wearables line – the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit – designed to take the freedom, convenience and style of wearable technology to the next level.
These devices will provide consumers with enhanced connectivity and a completely integrated approach for the most personal wearable experience.
“Samsung understands that the next generation of wearable mobile solutions must be directly relevant to diverse interests and needs of consumers,” said Irene Ng, Vice President, Marketing, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd. “In response, our product portfolio continues to expand with unique devices for a wide range of lifestyles, designed to help those consumers striving to live fit and active lives without sacrificing their personal style or their ability to stay connected on the go.”
Whether used as a standalone or companion device, the Gear series puts users in charge of their personal and active lives, and provides users the option to stay connected so they never miss a moment.
Power up with Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are essential companion devices, which act as an extension of a consumer’s daily life, offering them more control.
Both devices allow users to make and receive calls, and receive and reply messages. Users can even customise reply messages using S Voice. Email and other notifications can be viewed on the SUPER AMOLED screen so users can always be in touch, anytime and anywhere.
Staying fit has never been easier with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, which offer personal fitness coaching in real time, and a built-in Heart Rate Sensor1 allows users to develop a customisable fitness routine in order to improve their overall well-being. The addition of a Standalone Music Player with 4GB2 internal memory means users can leave their smartphones at home while still being able to enjoy their favourite tunes.
Certified for qualified protection from water and dust (IP673), the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo remain the best companion even if it rains during a run or during an active day at the beach. Both devices keep dust particles out and protect against harmless ingress of water for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one metre3.
For users who enjoy capturing the perfect moment on the go, Gear 2 comes with a 2.0MP camera to complete your outdoor experience.
Even at home, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are the best companions that let users easily control their TV and set-top box via WatchON with the embedded IrLED sensor. Users no longer need to search for the remote control to switch on the TV, switch channels or adjust the volume.
Consumers are also able to express their mood or coordinate their outfit with modern and sophisticated colour options for Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Gear 2 features a premium metallic finish and a polished exterior that encloses a 2.0 MP camera while Gear 2 Neo is designed for greater mobility.
The home screen background, clock face and font are customisable to reflect personal taste and users can also change straps to match their style for the day. A homescreen button has also been added to both devices on the bezel to allow users to easily return to the home menu.
The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo let users connect to a wide variety of Samsung GALAXY devices4 and access an enriched content ecosystem as the first wearable powered by Tizen.
Stay Active with Gear Fit
The Samsung Gear Fit was designed to comfortably contour to consumers’ wrists while offering a vivid SUPER AMOLED display. It keeps consumers up to date with instant notifications from GALAXY devices such as incoming calls, emails, SMSes, alarm, S planner, third party apps, so that consumers can stay connected while on the move.
The sleek and lightweight Gear Fit comes with real time Fitness Coaching that provides workout recommendations. Whether it is to set goals like calorie intake, distance and time, or to manage workout performance, Gear Fit is the new ideal fitness companion.
By syncing to S Health1 via Gear Fit Manager, users can manage their exercise records on the GALAXY S5 LTE. Gear Fit offers quick access to the Pedometer and various Exercise modes with a double press of the power button. Its built-in Heart Rate Sensor1 further optimises workout routines to help users achieve their fitness goals.
A true fitness companion, Gear Fit is certified IP673 Water and Dust Resistant allowing users to take it on adventures. Users can also check the weather before heading outdoors using the Weather Clock.
Designed with a hypoallergenic band and changeable straps, Gear Fit is ideal for active users who want to express their individual style.
Gear Fit received the “Best New Mobile” award at GSMA’s 19th annual Global Mobile Awards at the 2014 Mobile World Congress. The judges and analysts applauded the device for having “all the ingredients to make the smart band sector relevant and attractive to consumers”, and is the world’s first wearable device to win this award.
Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be priced at an RRP of S$398, S$298 and S$268 respectively.
Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Product Specifications
|Display||1.63″ 16M colours (320×320) full touch (C-type) SUPER AMOLED Screen|
|Processor||1.0 GHz Dual Core|
|Camera||Video Player (3GP, MPEG4, H.263, H.264) 720p @30fps|
[Gear 2] 2.0MP (Auto Focus, Macro Focus, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature) and Video Recorder (MPEG4, H.264) 720p @30fps
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, OGG|
|Pedometer, Exercise (Running, Walking, Cycling, Hiking)|
|Standalone Music Player|
|Call (Contacts, Dialer and Logs), Instant Notifications (Alarm, Exchange, ActiveSync, Weather, Incoming Call, Messaging, Missed Call, Schedule, Baby Crying Detector, ChatON, LINE, Chrome Browser, Downloads, Google Drive, Dropbox, Flipboard, Gmail, Google Play, Google Play Books, Google Play Music, Google Play Newsstand, Google Play Games, Google Search, Google+, Hangouts, Google Maps, YouTube, Music Player, Enhanced S Health, Samsung Apps, Peel Smart Remote, Video Player), Smart Relay, Schedule, S Voice (Voice Dial, Message, Schedule, Task, Open App, Set Alarm, Timer, Weather, Clock), Voice Memo, Clocks (Digital, Dual, Event, Pedometer, Shortcut, Weather, Style) , Stop Watch, Timer, Auto Lock, Find My Device|
|IP67 Water and Dust Resistant|
|Samsung Services||Samsung Apps|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, WatchON|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, IrLED|
|Memory||4GB memory with 512MB RAM|
|Dimensions||[Gear 2] 36.9 x 58.4 x 10mm, 68g|
[Gear 2 Neo] 37.9 x 58.8 x 10mm, 55g
|Usage Time5||Up to 6 days|
Samsung Gear Fit Specifications
|Display||1.84″ 16M colours (128×432) full touch (C-type) curved SUPER AMOLED Screen|
|Pedometer, Exercise (Running, Walking, Cycling, Hiking)|
|Instant Notifications (Alarm, Exchange, ActiveSync, Weather, Incoming Call, Messaging, Missed Call, Schedule, Baby Crying Detector, ChatON, LINE, Chrome Browser, Downloads, Google Drive, Dropbox, Flipboard, Gmail, Google Play, Google Play Books, Google Play Music, Google Play Newsstand, Google Play Games, Google Search, Google+, Hangouts, Google Maps, YouTube, Enhanced S Health, Samsung Apps, Peel Smart Remote), Clocks (Digital, Dual, Event, Pedometer, Weather, Style) , Stop Watch, Timer, Auto Lock, Find My Device|
|IP67 Water and Dust Resistant|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate|
|Memory||16MB2 memory with 8MB RAM|
|Dimensions||23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm, 27g|
|Usage Time5||Up to 5 days|
1 Not intended for clinical or medical use, including diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, alleviation, compensation, cure, prevention or mitigation of any disease, ailment, defect, injury or other conditions. This disclaimer applies to all references to “Heart Rate Sensor” in this article.
2 Actual user-accessible internal storage may differ depending on operating system and other built-in applications.
3 Water and Dust Resistant (IP67 rating) means that device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects and harmful ingress of water under test conditions of immersion in 15 – 35°C water without chemical content for up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes, under defined conditions of pressure, based on fully sealed device (except for 3.5mm headphone jack) with genuine Samsung back cover. According to accredited test results by Korea KESCO Safety Test Center; individual results may vary. Note: IP67 rating does not mean that device is waterproof. This disclaimer applies to all references to “Water and Dust Resistant (IP67)” in this article.
4 Only for selected GALAXY devices. This disclaimer applies to all references to “GALAXY devices” in this article.
5 Depending on usage and battery condition.
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