Check Out the Original Galaxy Gear Running Tizen OS

By Tom Pritchard on at

We found out way back in February that Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2 Smartwatch would be ditching Android in favour of open source OS Tizen. Well, the folks at SamMobile have a video showing off the new OS on three Galaxy Gear Smartwatches, one first gen and two second gen.

Since the Galaxy Gear already came with Android pre-installed, users may be a bit wary of completely changing the device's OS, but the upgrade promises to bring a whole host of new features including Sleep Mode, Exercise Mode, locally stored music, and the real clincher -- better battery life.

There's no confirmation on when Samsung is going to start dealing out Tizen upgrades, but we'll let you know as soon as we know anything. [SamMobile]