Amazon accepting Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit pre-orders

April 4, 2014
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Amazon has listed a trio of Samsung wearables for pre-order. These include the recently announced Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches as well as the Gear Fit fitness band. These all have the expected price points and shipping date, and nicely, all are listed as being Prime eligible.

The shipping date is shown as April 11th, and pricing is as follows; the Gear 2 is $299, Gear 2 Neo is $199 and the Gear Fit is $199. Both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are available in a variety of colors to include black, gray, orange and silver. The Gear Fit is available in just one color -- black.

Both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are IP67 certified, which means they are resistant to water and dust. The specs, while not identical, are similar across both models. They each feature a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display (320 x 320) and are powered by a dual-core 1.0GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The battery is a 300 mAh that should provide up to 2-3 days of run time. One key difference between the models is the camera. The Gear 2 has a built-in camera that can capture images at up to 1920 x 1080 and 720p video at 30fps.

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The Gear Fit features a curved AMOLED display. Specifically, a 1.84-inch display with a resolution of 432 x 128. The Fit tracks goodies such as daily steps, and also features a built-in heart rate monitor. It also pairs with your Samsung smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0LE and can show alerts for items such as caller ID, text messages, emails and more.

Similar to the Galaxy S5, we spent some hands-on time with these wearables during Mobile World Congress. To see those hands-on posts, as well as the original announcement post for these three items -- make sure to venture into the Story Timeline sitting below.


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  • Guantanamo Bracelet

    Man, I wanted to love the Samsung Fit (gawd knows I’m tried of replacing a FitBit after a wash cycle) but the Samsung Fit is just wrong. Who reads a device on their arm in this fashion? Others, that’s who. It might works for institutionalized people. “Show me your arm so I read your identification.” In the real world it’s a fail. Yes, you read correctly—an absolute fail.