Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 tipped for early 2014 release

Samsung using first Galaxy Gear to test the smartwatch water

Samsung announced its Galaxy Gear smartwatch only days ago but already a successor is being tipped for early 2014.

It seems that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Gear 2 at next year's CES or MWC consumer technology trade shows, according to Daum. It's not a surprise that Samsung is working on a new model but to launch it so soon after the original is unusual and certainly off-putting for potential Galaxy Gear buyers. See also: Samsung Galaxy Gear hands-on review.

The Korean site suggests that Samsung is merely using the Galaxy Gear to test the water before making a new and improved model. The Galaxy Gear has gained a mediocre reaction due to its high price tag ($299), sluggish performance and poor battery life.

"On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy gear is simply the first work to determine the market reaction will be limited to experimental evaluation products are coming out." said Daum.

It's expected that the Galaxy Gear will improve on some of the original's shortcomings by adding GPS and therefore not relying on a companion device as much. It is also likely to be compatible with more smartphones so that Samsung is casting its net wider.

The Galaxy Gear is only compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition). An incoming software update will add support for the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is due to launch on 25 September. Let us know if you're planning on getting one and what your experience with it is.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags samsungconsumer electronics

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Chris Martin

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?