Samsung Galaxy Gear vs. Sony SmartWatch 2 specs

By Posted 6 Sep 2013, 05:45

We already knew a lot about Sony’s SmartWatch 2 features thanks to an announcement a few weeks ago, but now there is a new smart watch on the scene and this is the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

In this article we aim to give you a bit more insight into the features of both devices along with two quick hands-on reviews to help our readers understand both watches a little more.

Not all smart watches are the same and you will certainly favor different brands, and this is due to each device working better with similar branded products.

If you already own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or plan on getting the Note 3, then you might prefer the Samsung Galaxy Gear thanks to some custom options that work well with these phones.

The same can be said for Apple’s iWatch that is rumored to appear within the next few months. If your home is full of Apple products like MacBooks, iPads, iPhones and even an Apple TV, then you can expect an iWatch to work even better with these products.

Samsung Galaxy Gear specs – main features include 4GB of onboard storage, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, an 800MHz Exynos single-core CPU, stainless steel body, 720p video recording with two mics and a 1.9MP camera, a 320×320 1.63-inch display, and charged via USB 3.0 that snaps-on. You can also track workouts with an accelerometer and gyroscope.

Samsung explained the Galaxy Gear would have a price of $299 with a release date in October for USA. If you want to watch a hands-on with Samsung Galaxy Gear then take a look at this video.

Sony SmartWatch 2 comes in a number of colors

Sony SmartWatch 2 comes in a number of colors

Sony SmartWatch 2 specs – the offering from Sony has some similar functions but also a number of specs missing when compared to Galaxy Gear, but these are the main features when looking at the device on paper.

SmartWatch 2 comes with a 220×176 display at 1.6-inches, has an aluminum body, features Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC, charges via Micro USB, will work with most Android phones although the device has no speakers, mics or camera unlike Galaxy Gear.

You should expect Sony’s SmartWatch 2 to be priced around $260, just under €200, and will release at the end of this month. We have embedded a hands-on video below this article to give you a closer look at the SmartWatch 2.

When looking at the Samsung Galaxy Gear vs. Sony SmartWatch 2 specs, what device do you think would suit you better?

Samsung-Galaxy-Gear-vs-Sony-SmartWatch-2

  • phreezerburn

    Why omit that the Sony runs for days and the Samsung didn’t manage more than a few hours at its showing? That in itself is a make or break scenario. Of note too is that the Sony is truly water resistant where the Samsung fears being anywhere near a drooling baby waving about a sippy cup or a keg party.

    Bottom line is that the Samsung will be spending a lot of time NOT on your wrist so what’s the point?

  • Raphael

    Sony Smartwatch 2 is compatible with any Android smartphone. That makes a huge difference !

  • KenfromIndiana

    I am sure we will be seeing many more wristwatch devices in coming months. I think I will wait.