Announcing Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch
After showing a brief teaser on stage earlier this month, Samsung today has finally revealed some more details about its upcoming Gear S2 smartwatch.
However, the company is yet to provide important details like pricing and availability, but those details are not too far away.
The device may also be limited to Samsung’s recently launched devices if going by their history. According to today’s press release, Samsung said that its Tizen powered smartwatch will come in two different models: Gear S2 regular and Gear S2 classic.
Gear S2 Classic includes a black finish with a matching leather band and positioned itself to take on its Android Wear rivals like LG Watch Urbane and Apple Watch. The regular model will come in a dark gray case with a gray band or in silver with a white band. Samsung mentioned the packaged options can easily switched for different other styles like Apple.
The display resolution of Gear S2 is 360*360 and surrounded by rotating bezels. It also includes home and back buttons, which helps managing notifications on your wrist less aggravating. Samsung claims it can also handle mobile payments through Samsung Pay, since it has NFC built in. Samsung also claims the battery life of the device ranges in between two to three days.
The biggest downside of Gear S2 is it will not have access the Android Wear’s third-party apps. However, Samsung promises to keep you updated with all of your texts, emails, calendars, breaking news and fitness goals. If the device is 3G enabled then it can do voice calls too.
The watch’s 24-hour activity log will keep track of your fitness goals and serve you reminders to get you moving towards those goals. Samsung said that they are working with developers to broaden the Tizen ecosystem which is obviously is long way behind Android Wear and Apple Watch.
Even though the Tizen limitation, Gear S2 so far looks quite amazing especially the user interface. It has made significant improvement from its earlier Tizen wearable devices. Top major US carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T have already announced their intentions of selling Gear S2.
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