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23rd February 2014, 03:37 AM   |  #1  
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I think the original is better.
23rd February 2014, 04:14 AM   |  #2  
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Samsung says "Increased connectivity, customization, and control" on their facebook site(samsungmobile)
I think it's better than original version.
23rd February 2014, 05:58 AM   |  #3  
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Its running tizen os. only apps will be from samsung store you cant even side load android apps if im mistakes then shoot I might get it myself. Does look nice better be less than 250

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23rd February 2014, 06:41 AM   |  #4  
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Ip67, changable bracelet, hrm. I also read that will have dedicated mp3 player with output over Bluetooth so that's mean that will have a simple acces to internal memory to copy files from/to the warch. Maybe tiezen will be the challenge here and the compatibility with older devices. If original gear was announced with at least 1 day of battery and we get often 2 or 3 days maybe gear 2 will last at least 3 days on a charge. This will be good.

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23rd February 2014, 08:59 AM   |  #5  
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+ 2-3x better batterylife (with a lower capacity battery). What's going on here?? Tizen being efficient than android, or something else?
+ Can work as a standalone music player
+ Better fitness options like Heart Rate sensor.
+ More powerful SOC.
+ IrLED (WatchON)
+ Gear 2 Neo is much lighter compared to gear. Also no camera in Neo (good for those who don't want to spend on cam)
+ Same old screen, I keep this as positive because I had a feeling they would switch to those Mirasol or other 'bad' displays just to conserve battery.
+ Much better cam position.
+ IP67
23rd February 2014, 09:32 AM   |  #6  
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I think it's an improvement overall. If they've increased video recording time then I don't care if it's tizen. It's really the only reason I use custom rom. I have a feeling I'm going to upgrade just for the water resistant and being able to change bands. From the pictures it looks like any watch straps can be used. I still can't tell if the speaker is on the strap. I'm hoping not.

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23rd February 2014, 10:08 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by aznmode

I think it's an improvement overall. If they've increased video recording time then I don't care if it's tizen. It's really the only reason I use custom rom. I have a feeling I'm going to upgrade just for the water proof and being able to change bands. From the pictures it looks like any watch straps can be used. I still can't tell if the speaker is on the strap. I'm hoping not.

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I read somewhere that it has interchangable straps.

Also, there's no speaker on the strap.

Here are some press images for everyone: http://www.engadget.com/gallery/sams...!slide=2442684
23rd February 2014, 10:30 AM   |  #8  
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It is water resistant, not water proof.

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23rd February 2014, 10:36 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by sohebq

It is water resistant, not water proof.

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You're right. That was a typo

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I read somewhere that it has interchangable straps.

Also, there's no speaker on the strap.

Here are some press images for everyone: http://www.engadget.com/gallery/sams...!slide=2442684

I was looking at similar pics and I didn't see it but I can't tell where on the watch the speaker is.

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23rd February 2014, 10:48 AM   |  #10  
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My thoughts are here: http://www.notjusthitech.com/2014/02...-official.html
The speaker is on the watch itself. If you look at the orange one you cannot miss it.

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