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Samsung Introduces Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches

New Samsung Gear smartwatches drop Android

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New Gear 2 Smartwatches: Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

samsung-gear-2-smartwatchesSo 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.

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