The newest Samsung wearable devices, namely Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit, that were released along with the latest flagship, the Galaxy S5, are said to be compatible with as many as 20 different devices from the South Korean company. These include not only smartphones, but also 8 Android-based Galaxy tablets.
The slates which are compliant with the Samsung Gear wearable devices are the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0, Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4, Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Note 10.1 2014 edition. And as far as the smartphones are concerned, apart from the Galaxy S5, the gadgets in question work in conjunction with the Note 3 Neo, Grand 2, Note 3, Galaxy S4, S4 Mini, S4 Active, S4 Zoom, Mega 5.8 and 6.3, Note 2 and Galaxy S3.
The Software Development Kits like Gear SDK and Gear Fit SDK have been introduced as well. Developers interested in creating applications for the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo can make use of the resources offered in Tizen SDK for wearables as also Samsung Mobile SDK accessory package. Third party app designers are required to download Gear Manager and Gear Fit Manager applications for connecting the gadgets to their Galaxy smartphones. These utilities are available through Samsung’s app store.
The Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are already available for purchase around the world.
Here’s a list of the key specs of the Gear 2:
– 1.63-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen
– IP67 certification for dust and water resistance
– Metallic body
– Customizable theme
– Gyroscope, accelerometer, IrLED, heart rate sensor
– 2MP camera with auto focus
– WatchOn remote
– Battery life of up to 6 days on low usage
– Changeable straps