First Look: Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo try to do everything in a watch
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First Look: Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo try to do everything in a watch

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Lots of features, but only one has a camera: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo watches are ambitious but flawed, and more similar than you may realize.

[MUSIC]. Two smart watches, tons of features, has Samsung made the ultimate smart watch? I'm Scott Stein and I'm here with the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo which are two of three Samsung wearables that are out there this spring among many wearable products. How many wearable things can you fit on your wrist? Samsung hopes that this will have space, now last year, the Samsung Galaxy Gear was the first smartwatch they made, there have been a lot of changes now, a lot of streamlining, and the operating system is different, it's now Samsung's own Kaizen, versus Android. That doesn't matter because you're never gonna experience that. You can load apps onto both the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, something that you can't do with the Gear Fit, which is Samsung's fitness band with notifications that's being sold at same time as these Gear 2 watches. The price: well this fit is 199. The Neo is 199 and the Gear 2 is 299. What's the difference? Well again, this just gets notifications. These both get apps and basically the same features under the hood. This is a camera, and a metal design. Do you want a camera on your watch? Think about that. Underneath, same processor, same screen, really nice OLED display. And this wristband, around here, it can be replaced unlike last time. So the feel is nice. The battery life, you're gonna get about four days, which is good. So what do you do with a smartwatch like the Gear 2? Well, you can track your steps. You can also check your heart rate. You can get notifications from whatever you want comes from your phone. You can take photos if you have the Gear 2. You can find your device if you lost your phone somewhere and wanna locate it. You can play music. You can either control the music on your phone or load music tracks on to the gear itself. Has about four gigs of storage. It also can make phone calls. You could dial a phone call into here, and it has a speaker phone. So, you can make a call in here. It has voice commands, although they're very limited. And it even has a TV remote. There is an [UNKNOWN] blaster here, so you could program it with your TV and your set top box. It's actually kind of cool if you lost your TV remote. But lets face it. That's not really why you're buying a Smart Watch, I don't think. And you get your stopwatch and your basic features like that. And you can record voice memos. There are a couple of games, there are a couple of additional apps, but nothing with the breadth you would find on the pebble right now. You can imagine, there are a lot of apps coming in the future. Right now, we're right at the beginning of smart watches. And Samsung's clearly laid the ground work here. But if you're really serious you might wanna wait just a couple of months, see what's coming, before you dive in. And, did I mention, these only work on Samsung Phones. I've got 18 phones and devices right now. So you can't pair them with any Android phone. If I were to pick one of these, I'd probably go with a Neo because for 199 you're getting the best features that, but then it looks a little more like a watch too and it's not as sleek. This one $100 for camera, that's a lot. I'm Scott Stein, here's a look at the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. [MUSIC]

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