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Samsung's newest smartwatch offers a stylish look

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Samsung debuts Gear 2

Samsung takes a second stab at smartwatches with its new Gear 2, which addresses all the major issues the Galaxy Gear had.

"The Gear 2, for $299, looks a lot less tech-y than the original, and comes in a variety of colors, which will make it more universally appealing," said Michael Prospero, reviews editor at Laptop Mag.

That item, which runs on Samsung's own also includes new features that the first generation doesn't have. It has an IR blaster so that users can use the watch to change the channels on their television and a heart rate monitor so that they can measure their pulse while they workout.

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