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Samsung set to announce Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band at MWC

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Samsung set to announce Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band at MWC
Early on after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, we knew that the device was essentially a public beta product and the assumption was that Samsung would be releasing a new version of the hardware in early 2014. The best guess put the announcement around Mobile World Congress (MWC), scheduled for late February in Barcelona, because that is also the time frame assumed for the Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement. 

A new report from The Korean Herald seems to be confirming our assumptions. A source for the outlet is saying that Samsung is preparing the Galaxy Gear 2 and "it's a high possibility" that the device will be unveiled at MWC in February. There isn't a lot of information to be had about the Gear 2, but it is expected to feature a flexible display. The source is also saying that Samsung is getting ready to announce the Galaxy Band, which will be a health and fitness tracker in the vein of FitBit or Nike FuelBand. 

No word on when the devices will be released, but Lee Seung-woo, an analyst at IBK Securities, is confident that the device will be "released early next year". Our bet is that when we get a release date for the Galaxy S5, we'll get the release date for the Gear 2 as well.

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posted on 27 Dec 2013, 14:39 5

1. androiphone20 (Posts: 1520; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I hope they don't *screw this up again

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 14:56 1

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1471; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


EDIT: that would be great.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 08:04 2

10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2692; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Says someone who's never actually used one. I've never used one myself, but everyone I know (in real life, not on some internet forum where people constantly make things up) that has one says they love it or it eventually grew up them.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 10:54 1

11. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Completely agree with you there. I actually like my gear quite a bit. I bought mine with an intention of returning it for pebble but that hasn't happened yet

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 10:39

18. joey_sfb (Posts: 3221; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Love mine too! I am interested in smart watches collecting them as hobby.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 12:39

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2692; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


*grew on them

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 14:36

13. nctx77 (Posts: 570; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Well, if the first gear was so great, they would not be coming out with the next one less than six months later.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 22:19

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2692; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Instead of making a judgment on a device you've never used, try using one. I've never used one & I don't intend to, but I'm also not judging it.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 18:16 1

16. willard12 (Posts: 880; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Or, if it was so bad, they would discontinue the product.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 14:56 6

3. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


For Sammy, always the concepts are more interesting than the real gadgets.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 16:26 2

4. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I think they will do better this time around.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 16:30 4

5. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They couldn't do much worse.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 10:52

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 3221; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Great way to start a new year. Another year of ignorance.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 17:29 3

6. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


what worse can Sammy do with the gear 2? is not like the gear 1 was horrible looking. The gear in real life is beautiful and it uses premium materials too. the gear 2 will upgrade in all areas of the current model so i don't see any messing up or screwing up.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 18:19

7. Sauce (unregistered)


Always room for improvement with every device, which is the best part about technology. Look at the most basic of all: the lightbulb. As Samsung continues to expand it's horizons with great improvement to all products, I hope they put in a lot of effort to their watches. Yes, the other day I was complaining about the bulky design, but like I said, it will OBVIOUSLY become better every itteration.

All I can say is, I can't wait.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 18:50

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


It has potential :)

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 23:20

9. lalalaman (Posts: 387; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


band...WTH!!!...technology is going so fast...dont know how to love it or hate it :( :)

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 18:54

14. makio9 (Posts: 47; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


In typical Android fashion:

Galaxy Gear 2 announced before the first one is even compatible for 5 devices.

Now there is going to be firmware and compatibility issues flying around all over the place.

Now sure why the world accepted such a rubbish bit of business architecture.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 19:15

17. SmartWatchForiPhone (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Hopefully this Samsung smartwatch will be a huge improvement over the Galaxy Gear, as it was a rushed product that managed to disappoint most customers smartwatchforiphone.com/2013/12/31/samsung-galaxy-​gear-2-galaxy-and-band-rumors/

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:34

20. rodneyB (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I will get the gear 2 I'm a proud owner of a galaxy gear awesome with my note I wanted more out of my gear so I rooted it and placed a custom rom on it now I have live wallpapers Google play store Internet (it looks pretty cool to arm and dis arm your home from your watch lol) .Google now etc I love my watch don't know why people complain about it

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