At the Mobile World Congress, one of the leading electronics manufacturers, Samsung Electronics introduced two new smart-watches running the Tizen operating system.
Its first devices on the Linux-based OS, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo come just over six months after its first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear unveiled in September 2013.
The watches feature a 1.63-inch Amoled screen and choice of five different colored straps and a faster 1.0 GHz dual-core processor. The Neo weighs less between the two devices while the Gear 2 comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera, fitted to the body of the device this time rather than the strap.
You can be able to manage incoming calls as well as messages on a Samsung phone from the watch and set response notifications. This is how cool it gets, you can also control other consumer electronics like your set boxes as well as the TV through the WatchON Remote application and IrLED sensor.
Samsung also has your health at its interest as the watch will also help you manage your fitness routine with applications like a heart rate monitor. The watches also add a music player with Bluetooth headset.
The Samsung Apps store will offer a range of additional applications for the watches based on the Tizen wearable platform.
The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be available around the world starting from April.