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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 video review

At £250, still too pricey
Thu Apr 24 2014, 08:16

SAMSUNG launched its Gear 2 smartwatch in the UK earlier in April with a 1.63in Super AMLOED display and an updated 2MP camera.

Although its predecessor the Galaxy Gear failed to catch consumer interest, Samsung is hoping to change this with its second iteration, the Gear 2, adding some extra features such as a slimmer design and a focus on fitness.

The interesting thing about the Samsung Gear 2 is that it is running Samsung's own Tizen operating system and not Android, which we found to be very responsive when navigating features.

We were also quite impressed with the feel and the design of the Gear 2. It's much lighter and thus more comfortable than the Gear as it has a slimmer design.

For £250, it is cheaper than its predecessor, which retailed for £300 when it launched, but it is still rather pricey for what it does. The fitness tracking features are a nice bonus, but the Gear 2 really just offers a feature set that's limited by the Android phone it is attached to, but saving the user the time to fish their phone or tablet out of their pocket.

Check back soon for a more in-depth review of the Gear 2 smartwatch. µ

 

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