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

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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20 Comments

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I hope they don't *screw this up again

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

EDIT: that would be great.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 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

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

*grew on them

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

16. willard12 unregistered

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

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

4. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I think they will do better this time around.

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They couldn't do much worse.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

6. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

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.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

It has potential :)

9. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

14. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

17. SmartWatchForiPhone

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 30, 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/

20. rodneyB

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 06, 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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