New Gear 2 Smartwatches: Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo
So what is the difference between the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo?
Clearly Samsung learned a few things from the Galaxy Gear smartwatch flop. Among those lessons: $299 is probably too high for mainstream acceptance, and not everyone wants chunky mini computers on their wrists.
The Gear 2 most closely resembles the original Galaxy Gear (although Samsung has moved the camera from the wristband to the watch body, making band replacement a less expensive prospect). The Gear 2 Neo is virtually identical, but lacks the camera, shaving some weight in the process. Both new Samsung smartwatches are svelter than the original.
Samsung hasn’t released prices, but the Gear 2 Neo should let it offer a smartwatch that’s a little less expensive than the camera-equipped Gear 2.