An early entry to the smartwatch market, Samsung’s line of wearables is about to get a lot bigger.
As reported by TechCrunch, the mobile giant has made the switch from Android to its own Tizen platform for two of its sequel devices; the Galaxy Gear 2 & Gear Neo.
Reason for the switch? Presumably its because Samsung feels more confident in attracting interest from the Tizen developer community than from the Android developer masses, but the change is also said to improve Gear’s battery life; boosting power up to six days for light usage, or two to three for normal usage.
What to expect: Both Gear 2 and Gear Neo are equipped with a number of sensors, including accelerometer, gyro, heart rate monitor and pedometer – with the Gear 2 also featuring direct TV connectivity via a built-in IR blaster.
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