Samsung Gear 2 Neo Review: Less Premium, More Plastic, Still a Pricey Purchase for Outdoor People (Video)
22 May 2014
Conclusion: We give the Gear 2 Neo an 8 for design, 8.5 for hardware and a 8.5 out of 10 for OS and UI. The final grade is 8.33 out of 10 and this is basically a cheaper Gear 2, for people who are not willing to pay the full amount. I’d prefer to pay a bit more, but get a bit of metal, but that’s only me…
Pros: light case, infrared emitter, crisp display, speaker included, 4 GB of storage, make calls and take calls, you can listen to music independently, the learning curve is small, nice notification system, waterproof
Cons: light case, infrared emitter, crisp display, speaker included, 4 GB of storage, make calls and take calls, you can listen to music independently, the learning curve is small, nice notification system, waterproof, less premium materials, battery not great, pricey, belt makes you sweat easily, hard...
Summary: We reviewed Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch when it launched in April, but we skipped its sibling, the Gear 2 Neo. With only minor differences between the two, we figured the one review could speak for both watches.
Summary: See it on Amazon . Samsung is getting into high gear with its wearable devices this year, notably with the release of three smartwatches as successors to 2013’s Galaxy Gear line. The Samsung Gear 2 , Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit all run the company’s proprietary Tizen platform, although each device is...
Excerpt: The problem was that the original Galaxy Gear wasn’t exactly the most accomplished product. Its design left a lot to be improved, it was laggy and the battery life was pretty dreadful lasting users a meager 24 hours.
Samsung Gear 2 Neo in-depth review - Less is more - Samsung simplifies the smartwatch
Mobile Choice UK
16 May 2014
Summary: By ditching the Gear 2's camera and metal body Samsung has created a smartwatch that is both simplified and more affordable - but will that be enough to make the Gear 2 Neo a success, or does the smartwatch as a concept still need work?
Pros: More affordable than the Gear 2. Bright and beautiful display. The perfect exercise companion.
Cons: Issues with screen not coming on when asked. Poor battery life. Too large for some.
Summary: At a more reasonable price tag than the flagship model, the Samsung Gear 2 Neo is decent smartwatch with plenty of features - we don't care about the lack of a camera. However, the need for a specific Samsung companion device and a limited amount of downloadable apps detract somewhat.