Samsung recently launched Galaxy Gear 2 along with the Galaxy S5. There we personally confirmed from the Samsung’s officials what would happen to the first generation Galaxy Gear? They informed us that it is no more under production and is being phased out. Retailers are selling the left over stock now. This is the reason we are telling you – don’t buy Samsung Galaxy Gear.
The Galaxy Gear is a fairly recent device and hit the markets in November last year. It is powered up by a single core 800 Mhz processor and 512 MB of RAM. It sports a 1.6 inch normal display with 275 pixels per inch. The internal storage stands at 4 GB and the phone can be synced with all the Galaxy smartphones which operate on Android Jell Bean 4.3 operating system and above.
The Galaxy gear also boasts of a 1.9 MP camera which is capable of recording HD video clips. The chipset on the the smart watch is Samsung’s proprietary Exynos and the only connectivity option available is Bluetooth. The device is fairly expensive and costs Rs 25,000. But again we repeat, Don’t Buy Samsung Galaxy Gear because its production has been discontinued by the company.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear has been replaced by the Galaxy Gear 2 which was launched last month.
The Galaxy Gear 2 comes with a better display, metallic front panel and operates upon Tizen operating system. However, you can still synchronise the Gear 2 with 20 Samsung Galaxy devices. Also, there is a home button just like the phones appended below the display. The Gear 2 costs less than the first Gear – Rs 21,900. It has a better build quality and is available in a number of colour options.
We did play for a good half hour with the Galaxy Gear 2 at the launch event. To be frank, we liked the device. The first Galaxy was a complete failure. This prompted Samsung to come up with a successor in a span of just 4 months. The initial pricing has too been kept low. A couple of months from now and the prices would fall further.
Whether you should go for the Galaxy Gear 2 or not completely depends upon your need and requirement and of course your budget. These are still early days for wearable gadget and if you are thinking of purchasing one then we would say go for a fitness device and purchase a normal watch from a good brand which should not cost you more than 8000 rupees.