The Gear 2 is generally a solid improvement over the original, with a nicer design and longer battery life. Even so, it doesn't perform well enough to fully justify the $300 asking price.Read Full Review
- Longer battery life
- New heart rate monitor and IR blaster
- Improved design
- Very few apps
- Some software features feel superficial
The new smartwatches run more smoothly thanks to the updated processor, and Samsung has tweaked the interface a little; there's not much in the way of noticeable differences between the Android underpinnings of before to the Tizen OS of now, though developers will presumably see different.
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Got mine for Christmas 2014. Pairs up with my Galaxy S5. Love the watch. The gold/brown combo is tasteful. The square face is modern (don't like the round face type). Versatile and useful. Battery lasts...
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