Samsung Gear 2
Our back-to-school series continues with a old favourite of ours: Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit. When we said old, we meant it’s almost a year old.
The Gear 2 is the second generation of Samsung’s pioneering smartwatch. It looks and feels like a traditional watch, albeit a little thicker in depth. It allows you to interact with your Samsung smartphone without actually making physical contact to the phone.
A simple glance shows you notifications and the media player (with downloaded songs) as well as easy access to incoming and outgoing calls.
Samsung has also included a heart-rate monitor, which is also available in its slimmer counterpart, the Gear Fit, which also offers a wide range of fitness applications.
These water-resistant watches can be yours for a suggested retail price of $220 (Gear Fit) and $330 (Gear 2).
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