Samsung's new smartwatch is a wearable device that's great for business. The Gear 2 smartwatch debuted at the Mobile World Congress trade show this week, and it sports new features, more apps and an updated design. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Gear, the Gear 2 puts the information you need to know right on your wrist. By linking your smartwatch to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you can ensure all of your notifications are just one glance away. That way, you'll never risk overlooking an important email, text message, missed call or calendar notification.
Get a hands-on look at the Samsung Gear 2 on our sister site Laptop Mag, and then read on for three features that make this new smartwatch ready for business.
The Gear 2 is much more than a hub for notifications. Like your smartphone, Samsung's smartwatch has lots of handy apps to help make you more productive. Using the device's 1.6-inch touch-screen display, users can browse their address book, check their email and even locate their smartphone with just a few taps. And the Gear 2 supports a slew of new apps, such as Evernote, a robust note-taking and planning app.
Longer battery life
A dead smartwatch means you might miss an important email or notification. That's why business users will benefit from the Gear 2's extended battery life; the device can last up to three days on a single charge, according to Samsung. That's a big improvement over the original Galaxy Gear's one-day battery life.
The Gear 2 boasts a new design that's sleeker and more customizable than the original Galaxy Gear. It's slightly slimmer than its predecessor, and lets you switch out the band for any 22nm watchband, so you can pick one that suits your style. In other words, the updated device is more likely to make an impression at a business meeting. The default band is also a bit more flexible and comfortable than the band on the original Galaxy Gear.