Samsung Gear 2 Revealed To Feature An Exynos Chip Inside

Gear 2

A new revelation has spilled the beans on the hardware powering the Samsung Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. It has been confirmed that the two new wearable devices come with a dual core Exynos 3250 chipset under the hood clocked at 1 GHz. This is in comparison to the 800 MHz chip found in the Galaxy Gear from last September.

The Gear Fit however runs a completely different STM32F439 chip with a Cortex-M4 processor core clocked at 180 MHz. This low power chip allows the device to last up to five days on a single charge.

The Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo run the Tizen operating system which has been tweaked to work with smartwatches and wearables. The Gear Fit however runs a RTOS or Real-Time Operating System which can only do certain things out of the box.

The advantage of having such an OS is that the company can make it work specifically the way they want and in the best way possible. The downside however is that third party developers cannot write applications to work with the device, so it will be limited to running stock apps.

Considering that the Gear Fit is more of a fitness tracker than a smartwatch, this shouldn’t be a major concern for potential buyers. With a price of just $199, it will surely see a lot more takers than the Gear 2. It was revealed yesterday that Samsung had silently fixed the display orientation issue of the smartwatch which will make this an even more exciting option for the customers.