Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit Update Improves All Sorts of Fitness Issues

We weren’t exactly kind to the Samsung Gear Fit in our review of it, because well, as a fitness tracker it completely failed in many of our tests over the simplest of things. But, that hasn’t kept Samsung from doing its best to try and improve the Fit, along with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Today, the company announced that a new update will begin to rollout that improves the overall experience.

Things like a more accurate pedometer, improved heart rate accuracy, and an updated sleep mode that disables the screen-wake gesture are all included.  (more…)

Samsung’s Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch on Sale Through eBay, Just $185 Compared to List Price of $199

You might have already read our review and know how much we dislike despise the Samsung Gear Fit smartband, but what about the Gear 2 Neo? It is Samsung’s cheaper counterpart to the Gear 2 smartwatch they unveiled alongside the Galaxy S5. The device is cheaper because it does not feature as much hardware (metal front plate and camera) as the fully loaded Gear 2, but it still looks nice.  (more…)

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

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).  (more…)

Official: Samsung Gear 2 Priced at $299, Gear Fit at $199

AT&T announced this morning that it will begin taking pre-orders for Samsung’s new wearables, the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. The Gear 2 will be priced at $299, while its close relative the Gear 2 Neo will run $199. If you want the Gear Fit, Samsung’s take on a smartband or fitness band, you are looking at $199. Keep in mind that there are no contracts involved here – you pay those prices and you own them out right.  (more…)

Samsung to Update Galaxy Gear to Tizen OS as Seen on Gear 2 and Gear Neo

Tizen has been making headlines this week, shipping on the new line of wearable devices from Samsung, which includes the Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches. For buyers of the original Galaxy Gear, it appears as though Samsung has not yet forgot about you, and is reportedly confirmed to update the OG Gear smartwatch to the new Tizen OS, wiping it of any Android ties.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 in Three Colors Allegedly Photographed and Filmed Behind New Gear 2

We are one day away from the official announcement and unveiling of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung, and of course, someone has already been able to snap a few pictures of the unreleased device. While someone close to Samsung was shooting a video of the Gear 2 smartwatch, it’s plain to see a new Samsung smartphone in three different colors sitting right behind the watch – is it the Galaxy S5? More than likely.  (more…)