Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit launched in India for Rs 21,900 and Rs 15,900

Samsung has just launched its duo of smartwatches in India, the Galaxy  Gear and Gear Neo and Gear Fit for Rs 21,900 and Rs 15,900 respectively. Both the smartwatches and the fitness band were launched alongside the Galaxy S5 and all of them were showcased back at the MWC 2014. Let us take a look at the specifications of the the three devices:

Samsung  Gear 2

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  • 1.63 inch SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels
  • Tizen OS is what the watch runs on
  • 2MP camera with 720p video recording
  • IP67 certification for water and dust resistance
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Infrared Blaster
  • Heart Rate sensor
  • Pedometer
  • Health related applications (for monitoring exercises such as walking, running and a lot more)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 1GHz dual core processor
  • Battery life of 3 days on moderate usage (300 mAh)
  • Rs 21,900

Samsung  Gear 2 Neo

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  • 1.63 inch SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels
  • Tizen OS
  • 1GHz dual core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • It misses out on a camera like its sibling
  • Rest of the features remain the same as per the Gear 2 sibling
  • Rs 15,900

Our take: Both of them will connect seamlessly will your smartphone to serve as the perfect companion to your device and help you take calls, read messages, mails and the likes. The Gear 2 weighs 68 grams and Gear 2 Neo weighs 55 grams. So for us, if we were to choose one of the two smartwatch siblings, the Gear 2 Neo makes a lot more sense as it gets rid of the 2MP camera which you wouldn’t be using anyhow as it is situated at the rear. Plus, it is lighter as well. So the Gear 2 Neo makes a lot more sense.

Samsung Gear Fit

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The Gear Fit is a fitness band and is designed more on the lines of being your true-blue fitness companion. Let us see its specifications:

  • 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 432 x 128 pixels
  • It uses a real time operating system which is not based on Tizen or Android
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Pedometer, heart rate monitor and a sleep monitor
  • Application and functionality database includes a fitness application, exercise mode, stopwatch, timer, schedule, smart relay, media controller
  • IP 67 certification
  • It can control your music and ill be able to display notifications from your phone including  calls, emails, SMS and from applications as well.
  • 210 mAh battery that will last about 3-4 days of regular usage
  • 27 grams
  • Rs 15,990

Our Take: The Gear Fit comes across as really good fitness band and seeing the fact that there are not many on sale in India as of now, it will surely find itself a slew of takers.

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  • Suvham March 28, 2014 12:24 am

    Insane pricing by Samsung for these three smartwatches having an unknown OS..

  • Rama March 27, 2014 3:32 pm

    *As said the Gear 2 Neo makes a lot more sense because of its cheap price and almost identical specs except for the camera.

    *But I am once again sure that both the Gear 2,Gear 2 neo and Gear fit wont sell well in India.For most Indians spending 15k on a smartwatch doesnt make sense
    at all especially if u consider the fact that at 15k people can end up buying a good handset such as moto g from motorola or SONY xperia L etc which provide much more features than this smartwatch.

    *Apart from that these smartwatches still look geeky.Most people are fashion as well as brand conscience when it comes to a price tag of 15k and unless and until someone is a tech freako,most people will avoid these smartwatches.

    *Apart from that these watches are really ill-fated.Google has recently unveiled its Android wear which is essetially built for smartwatches.The best part of Android wear is that they come with Google Now which can really be a Game changer whereas this is absent in case of Gear 2/Neo and Gear fit since they run on Tizen.

    *Tizen as a mobile OS was not doing well cos only 6,000 apps had been developed for the O.S and apart from that the Tizen smartphone which was supposed to be launched was continuously delayed.Apart from that Orange and Docomo had also dropped support for a Tizen device launch.Tizen like most other mobile Oses like Windows Phone and BB was lacking apps and launnching a smartphone with less apps is almost equal to launching a flop smartphone despite how good its hardware is.Just ask Nokia Lumia 1020 about it.So Samsung started looking for alternatives for Tizen OS and smartwatch seemed like the best fit for Tizen cos in a device like smartwatch apps really dont matter.But Google counter attacked Samsung by launching Android Wear.

    • Abhay March 27, 2014 5:10 pm

      +1,
      In terms of looks, definitely its not worth. Even I think these are not good for market like India,,,