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71
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Longer battery life
  • New heart rate monitor and IR blaster
  • Improved design
Cons
  • Very few apps
  • Some software features feel superficial
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Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

100
Joshua Gannon
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
Russell Smith
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
James Long
A must buy for anyone holding out. If you are a developer/hacker then this is...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Screen size
1.6322
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
PDA
Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other

Input

Keyboard
No

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg) (H264, Mpeg4) (JPEG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (2 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

IR port
Yes
Ruggedized
Yes
Screen size
1.63 inches
Screen resolution
320x320
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (4 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
512 MB