Samsung's Gear Neo and Gear Fit smartwatch are both available for wearable tech fans to purchase in the United Kingdom. Announced at MWC last month, both devices are priced at are priced at £179.98. Originally set for release on April 11, Unlocked-Mobiles started selling the devices a bit early today, and is now apparently sold out (but you can still 'pre-order' for the next batch).
The Galaxy Gear Neo is very similar to the regular Galaxy Gear 2 but it's a little bit lighter, thanks in large part to the lack of camera. That's right, this is basically just the Gear 2 without the on-board camera. It runs Samsung's custom Tizen OS so the apps made for the original Gear aren't going to be compatible (the first version ran on Android). The Gear Fit is another ball game, running on an entirely different OS. It's not Android and it's not Tizen. Samsung says the Gear uses an RTOS to prolong battery life (so no SDK for developing Gear Fit apps). Instead, developers will be able to customize Android apps to communicate with the Gear Fit as opposed to develop apps that run on the watch itself.
Specswise, the Gear Fit packs a 1.83-inch (432 x 128) curved Super AMOLED display, and a 180 MHz ARM Cortex M4 CPU. The Gear Neo boasts a 1.0 GHz dual core processor, a 1.63-inch (320 x 320) Super AMOLED panel, Bluetooth, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and a 300 mAh battery.
Can't decide? Check out our post on the Gear 2 vs the Gear Fit.