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Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit Now Up for Pre-order From Amazon, Ship April 11

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Samsung’s new lineup of sporty wearables – Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit – is up for pre-order through Amazon already, all of which show a launch date of April 11. If that date sounds familiar, that’s because the Galaxy S5 is launching globally on that day as well.

We’ve got links to all items below, but in case you were wondering, pricing looks like this:  Gear 2 ($299), Gear 2 Neo ($199), and Gear Fit ($199). 

For those new, the Gear 2 is the flagship of the three, sporting the most features, including a camera. It’s a lot like last year’s Galaxy Gear, but with a refined design and a switch from Android over to Samsung’s Tizen operating system. The Gear 2 Neo is the toned down version, lacking a camera. The Gear Fit, which I believe is the most exciting of the bunch, is Samsung’s fitness band that sports a curved AMOLED display.

All focus on fitness, include heart rate monitors, pedometers, and other activity relation functions. The Gear 2 features voice calling, while the other two are left to notificatino handling.

Amazon Links:  Gear 2 | Gear 2 Neo | Gear Fit

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  • AndrewScottRox

    Pretty sure the Moto 360 just ate Samsung’s lunch.

    • William Oh

      And Samsung will eat Motorolla’s dinner. And we all know it’s the biggest meal of the day and where it really hurts :)

  • jim

    just don’t think the fit is worth 199 , 99 maybe but not 199

  • Jordan

    bet these come with some sweet bloatware

  • Finire

    I love the look of the Fit, and would probably get myself one… But I don’t want a Samsung phone, so I really have no reason to. Thanks Samsung.

    • sagisarius

      Yeah, that’s where I landed too, kind of a downer.

      • doublestack1

        Agreed

        • Vitis

          I heard they were gonna unlock it for other phones besides Samsungs?

  • mcdonsco

    Damn…Dont care about the camera, in fact prefer NOT having it…but want the stainless steel color…why Dont they make the neo in stainless?

  • Tony Byatt
  • Droid Ronin

    That Gear Fit does look nice, but the exclusivity with Galaxy devices is a major letdown. That and plus I’m gonna wait for the Moto360.

    • JBartcaps

      Yeah if you don’t want to read anything on the screen, the Gear Fit looks great

      • PoisonApple31

        If you can’t read anything on that screen, it might be time to tell the DMV you need to drive with corrective lenses.

        • JBartcaps

          Look how the screen is oriented to the band, now imagine it on your wrist, now try and hold you wrist up to read the screen.

          • PoisonApple31

            Yes, the orientation sucks, but that wouldn’t affect me being able to read anything on the screen. :P

          • JBartcaps

            Touche my friend

          • Guest

            Looks like you’ll be able to change to vertical screen orientation on the Gear Fit: http://www.sammobile.com/2014/04/08/samsung-gear-fit-updated-with-option-to-enable-vertical-display-orientation/ :)

          • jeff manning

            Put the screen on the bottom side of your wrist

          • JBartcaps

            If you plan on only wearing it during a run or workout, otherwise you risk scratching it just by typing on a keyboard or using a mouse

          • jeff manning

            usually that part of my wrists is never on the desk and if it is, im using a gel pad

  • RaptorOO7

    Overpriced, bulky and ugly designs. I will wait for the Moto360

  • master94

    Once again they price themselves right out

    • Marsg

      I think the Neo is priced just right, the only thing it’s missing from the gear 2 is the camera. I would still rather have a fitness oriented watch with Android wear though.

  • Colin Huber

    The page for the Neo says it can make and receive calls. Is that incorrect?

    • guest

      Yes

      • SMD

        That is the first I’ve heard of the Neo not being able to make and receive calls. Are we sure about this? All of the first look videos and articles say the only difference is the lack of camera and that it’s not made of the same material.

        • Colin Huber

          Yeah, I see the same thing. Confusing.

        • guest

          I said yes, meaning yes it can. The only difference between gear 2 and neo is the camera and metal casing.

          • mcdonsco

            So the gear 2 is actually stainless steel and the neo is plastic?

          • guest

            That is correct. But neo is a little thinner and lighter

          • mcdonsco

            Well shlt balls…that sucks…

          • guest

            Why?

          • mcdonsco

            WANT: Neo size, no camera & stainless…

            Can’t have…that’s why.

          • guest

            Oh.. its not that bad actually. I saw it in person at the store and felt okay. You can always swap the band with something else too. Anything that has 22mm standard. They are really cheap. Can’t help with camera tho

        • SMD

          Kellex?

          Care to clarify the final sentence of your post?

  • Cael

    I know Samsung has the market share but if they truly want to dominate the wearable market they need to atleast make the Gear Fit not exclusive to Samsung products.

  • JRomeo

    The Moto360 has already stolen the show….

    • James_75

      Will it be “fitness/athletics” friendly or designed more to compete with Gear type devices? It would be cool if Moto also creates a less feature rich device that focused more on fitness…. I feel like I’m going do damage the 360 if I wear it for fitness activities.

      • AbbyZFresh

        Which is why there will be other fitness brands to take Moto’s place using Android Wear.

        360 is purely for jewelry.

    • mcdonsco

      I love the look of the moto360 as well but from what I’ve seen of it pictures/video wise its MASSIVE and I Dont have huge wrists…would look like i strapped a school room clock to my wrist.

      • Cael

        And have you seen the Gear?

        • mcdonsco

          Nope…unfortunately they don’t have it on display anywhere here in Oregon that I know of

          • JRomeo

            they are both equally as massive… one looks like a square on your wrist, and the other looks like a wristwatch.

    • hot_spare

      Exactly like Moto X did. It outsold all Samsung phones.

      • PoisonApple31

        Where did this happen? Your local Radioshack? LG would be the closest Android competition for Samsung in US. Motorola and HTC are not even on the map. Lucky for Motorola, Lenovo is on Samsung’s map outside the US.

        • Dominick White

          I think he forgot the /s

          • PoisonApple31

            I bet your right! Although there are many delusional people that comment on here.

    • Maxim∑

      Looking forward to LG’s also, I have a feeling 360 will be a bit expensive which is fine. I also hope its cross platform compatible

    • The Narrator

      If it’s cheap and cross platform maybe. I’m sure people will scream.” But Lenovo! “

    • William Oh

      True, the moto360 is the first round wearable but definitely won’t be alone. Google has released an sdk kit for google wear for developers to make more round watches so you can expect Samsung, LG, HTC to follow up on that shape. And we all know the end result, motorolla will have made a noble effort but in the end Samsung will have outsold everyone put together. It’s just a fact

    • rob

      When does that come out again? Haha