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Samsung Gear is a line of wearable computing devices produced by Samsung Electronics. It started in 2013 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch (created as a spin-off of its Galaxy smartphone and tablet range)[1] and has expanded ever since.

Watches[edit]

Samsung Galaxy Gear[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is the first smartwatch in the Samsung Gear family. It was announced at a Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany on September 4, 2013, and was released on September 25, 2013. It was originally released with the Android operating system, but an upgrade to the Tizen operating system was later made available for the device.

  • Display: 1.63" Super AMOLED display with 320x320 pixel resolution
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB

Samsung Gear 2[edit]

Samsung announced the Samsung Gear 2 series, consisting of the Samsung Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear 2 Neo, on February 22, 2014. The Tizen-based smartwatches were released on April 11, 2014. The main differences between the two smartwatches are that the Gear 2 has a steel exterior and includes a camera, while the Gear 2 Neo is made from plastic and does not have a camera. The devices are the successors to the 2013 Samsung Galaxy Gear.

  • Display: 1.63" Super AMOLED display with 320x320 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 3250 Dual
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB

Samsung Gear Fit[edit]

The Samsung Gear Fit fitness wristband was released on April 11, 2014 and runs a custom RTOS (real-time operating system).

  • Display: 1.84" curved Super AMOLED display with 432x128 pixel resolution
  • Storage: 4 GB[2]
  • Battery: 210 mAH

Samsung Gear Live[edit]

Samsung and Google announced the Android Wear-based Samsung Gear Live smartwatch on June 25, 2014. The device was released the same day.

  • Display: 1.63" Super AMOLED display with 320x320 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Battery: 300 mAH

Samsung Gear S[edit]

Samsung announced the Tizen-based Samsung Gear S smartwatch on August 28, 2014, prior to its release on November 7, 2014. The device is the successor to the Samsung Gear 2 line.

  • Display: 2.0" curved Super AMOLED display with 360x480 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Battery: 300 mAH

Samsung Gear S2[edit]

The Samsung Gear S2 was released on October 2, 2015 and runs the Tizen operating system. The Gear S2 lineup consists of the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic.

  • Display: 1.2" circular Super AMOLED display with 360x360 pixel resolution
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB

Samsung Gear Fit 2[edit]

Samsung released the Tizen-based Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness wristband on June 2, 2016 as the successor to the 2014 Samsung Gear Fit.

  • Display: 1.5" curved Super AMOLED display with 432x216 pixel resolution
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB[3]
  • Battery: 200 mAH

Samsung Gear S3[edit]

Samsung announced the Gear S3 line, which consists of the Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier, on August 31, 2016, ahead of its release on November 18, 2016. Both watches run the Tizen operating system, have IP68 water resistance, GPS, and heart rate monitor sensors.

  • Display: 1.3" circular Super AMOLED display with 360x360 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7270
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • Battery: 380 mAH

Samsung Gear Sport[edit]

Samsung announced the Samsung Gear Sport in August 2017 before its release in October 2017.[4]

  • Display: 1.2" circular Super AMOLED display with 360x360 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7270 Dual
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • Battery: 300 mAH
  • Colors: Black or Blue[5]

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro[edit]

Samsung announced the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro along with the Samsung Gear Sport in August 2017.[6]

Earbuds[edit]

Samsung Gear IconX[edit]

Samsung launched the first-generation Gear IconX on July 15, 2016. It came in three colors (black, blue, and white) was promoted as having an internal storage "large enough for up to 1,000 MP3s."[7]

Samsung Gear IconX (2018)[edit]

Samsung announced the 2018 version of the Gear IconX in August 2017, along with the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro. The Gear IconX (2018) features a much larger battery than its predecessor.[6]

Other devices[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch with 1.63-inch AMOLED touchscreen, built-in camera, 70 apps". Engadget. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  2. ^ Engadget https://www.engadget.com/products/samsung/gear/fit/specs/. Retrieved 14 January 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-fit2/. Retrieved 14 January 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Samsung Gear Sport". GSMArena.com. CDN by MAXCDN. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Gear Sport". Samsung. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b Savov, Vlad. "Samsung launches swim-tracking Gear Fit2 Pro and upgrades Gear IconX battery life". The Verge. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Samsung Gear IconX, Cord-Free Earbuds Hit the Shelves Today". Samsung Newsroom. Samsung. Retrieved 28 January 2018.