TechSmack's Kai Man Wong on the Samsung Gear 2 smart watch

How smart a smart watch is the Samsung Gear 2?

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 June, 2014, 4:31pm
UPDATED : Friday, 06 June, 2014, 4:44pm
  • Model: Samsung Gear 2
  • Key features: Makes and accepts calls, email, pedometer, and tells time!
  • Retail Price: Approximately HK2500.00

Using the Samsung Gear 2 smart watch to tell the time takes a bit of getting used to - having to elaborately raise your arm to bring the screen to life will make you look like a mime artist. Having said that, this glitzy wrist-gadgetry feels quite natural for checking messages and the number of whoever is calling you so that you can reject the call without having to stuff your hands in your pocket to pull your phone out. There's more to it than that: it has a pervy-cam, pedometer and heart monitor. A big improvement from the original Gear but there's still plenty of potential yet to be fulfilled.