Fleksy Messenger App for Gear 2

Fleksy brings its smart keyboard to even smaller screens

By on June 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Fleksy brings its smart keyboard to even smaller screens

Fleksy on Wednesday launched a Messenger App that offers Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch users access to the company’s smart Fleksy keyboard app, allowing them to more easily compose SMS messages on the tiny display of the device. The application, a first of its kind for Samsung’s wearable device, is available as a free download from Samsung Apps. More →

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Samsung Smartwatch Shipments Q1 2014

Samsung is dominating the smartwatch market, tiny though it may be

By on May 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM.

Samsung is dominating the smartwatch market, tiny though it may be

In case we weren’t clear enough in our review last year, the Galaxy Gear failed to impress us. It was an underwhelming entry into a market that hasn’t quite found an audience yet, but we might have underestimated the power of Samsung’s marketing team. According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear smartwatch shipped more units in the first quarter of 2014 than Pebble, Motorola or any other vendor. More →

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Samsung Smartwatch Apps

Samsung lures developers to smartwatches with $1.25 million in cash

By on April 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Samsung lures developers to smartwatches with $1.25 million in cash

By all accounts, consumer responses to smartwatches have not exactly been enthusiastic so far. Big gadget makers will continue to push smartwatches and other wearables as growth in the smartphone market continues to slow, but without compelling functionality and solid ecosystems, those efforts will be exceedingly difficult. To address the latter point, Samsung has decided to dangle a pretty massive carrot it hopes developers will chase. More →

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Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 Repairs

Here’s why you really shouldn’t break your Gear Fit or Gear 2 smartwatch

By on April 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Here’s why you really shouldn’t break your Gear Fit or Gear 2 smartwatch

Samsung’s newly launched Gear wearable devices, including the Gear Fit smartwatch, will be very expensive to repair according to a new report from ZDNet Korea reports. The publication has learned that any malfunctioning or broken Gear wearables will have to be turned in for repairs, with users unable to simply order a replacement screen or component to fix a device themselves. More →

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Video: Check out Samsung’s radiant ads for Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

By on April 16, 2014 at 1:56 PM.

Video: Check out Samsung’s radiant ads for Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

Samsung’s advertisements have traditionally been rooted in reality, showcasing new devices and slamming the competition, which is why the latest spots appear to come from out of left field. Posted on Tuesday, Samsung’s new commercials are an imaginative, fantastical look at the just-launched lineup of devices: the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit. More →

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Samsung Gear 2 Gear Fit Teardown

Samsung’s smartwatch batteries are delightfully easy to replace

By on April 11, 2014 at 6:36 PM.

Samsung’s smartwatch batteries are delightfully easy to replace

Samsung is taking another stab at the wearable market this week with a slew of new wearables: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Gear Fit fitness tracker. As expected, the new Gear models are much improved over the original Galaxy Gear, with more comfortable designs and cleaner interfaces, but they also happen to be surprisingly easy to take apart. iFixit tore into the new wearables to find that replacing a battery in the Gear 2 is almost as simple as replacing a battery in a regular watch. More →

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Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit Pre-order

Samsung’s new smart watches are now available for preorder

By on April 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Samsung’s new smart watches are now available for preorder

Samsung will launch a slew of new wearable devices alongside its Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone next week, including two smartwatches, the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit fitness tracker. Now, Amazon has made all three of these new devices available for preorder. The three wrist-worn devices are set to ship on April 11th from Amazon, which is when the Galaxy S5 will be launched in many markets as well. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are priced at $299 and $199, respectively, and the Gear Fit sells for $199. More →

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Galaxy S5 Hands-on Video

Video: Samsung posts extensive hands-on with Galaxy S5, Gear wearables

By on March 10, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Video: Samsung posts extensive hands-on with Galaxy S5, Gear wearables

After posting a couple of introduction videos for the Galaxy S5 and the new Gear wearables a few days ago, Samsung has released on YouTube two new videos in which it offers its own hands-on preview of the new smartphone, smartwatches and fitness band. The new gadgets will be available in stores staring with April 11, although official prices are still not available. More →

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Samsung Gear 2, Neo and Gear Fit Prices

Samsung gears up for expensive new wearables launch

By on March 5, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Samsung gears up for expensive new wearables launch

While Samsung unveiled new wearable devices at MWC 2014, saying they would be available in stores in early April, the company did not actually mention pricing details for the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. However, it appears SamMobile has learned the European prices for these devices, and from the looks of it, the new smartwatches and fitness band are not exactly affordable. More →

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Galaxy S5 Features Video Demo

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy S5 and new Gears

By on March 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy S5 and new Gears

Following the first Galaxy S5 and new Gear wearable ads that were released during the Oscars, Samsung on Tuesday published a couple of longer videos on YouTube that show the main specs and features of the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 smartwatches and Gear Fit fitness band. More →

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Samsung Gear 2 Hands On

Hands on with Samsung’s new Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatches

By on February 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM.

Hands on with Samsung’s new Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatches

Samsung was so excited about its new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches that the company couldn’t even wait for its Mobile World Congress press conference on Monday to unveil them. Instead, Samsung announced the new wearable computing devices early Sunday morning. To be honest, you can’t blame Samsung for being overly eager to announce the devices so that the company could begin to help us forget the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Now that the dust has settled from Samsung’s huge Galaxy S5 unveiling, we finally got the chance to spend some time with Samsung’s new smartwatch trio. More →

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Samsung Gear 2 Release Date

Samsung ditches Android with Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches

By on February 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Samsung ditches Android with Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches

Almost six months after launching its Android-based Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung is ready to start flooding the market with more smartwatch models that are an extension of the Gear family. Two days before its Galaxy S5 announcement, Samsung has unveiled the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, two new smartwatch models that resemble the Galaxy Gear – confirming recent leaks – although they’re very different from the original smartwatch. More →

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