Samsung today unveiled the much anticipated Gear S2 smartwatch. The smartwatch comes in two versions – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic.
“The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design,” said Samsung.
The Gear S2 has a rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons for quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.
“The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalize and bring more fun to their mobile experience,” Samsung said in a press release.
The smartwatch, which is 11.4-millimeter thin, has a 1.2-inch circular screen that comes with 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi). It has the latest Tizen OS and a 1-GHz dual core processor. It has 4 GB of internal memory and 512 MB RAM. Moreover, the Gear S2 is water and dust resistant (IP68 certified) and offers Bluetooth 4.1 as well as WiFi.
You can check calendars, e-mails, news and can send text messages using the watch. Users can choose the Gear S2 with 3G connectivity which incorporates first of its kind e-SIM with voice capability, to perform quick functions without being closely tethered to their phone. The e-SIM is a new standard being promoted by the GSMA – the association that represents network operators worldwide. It comes embedded with the device and cannot be removed.
The Samsung Gear S2 has a 24-hour activity log that will lets users view daily activity progress and patterns at a glance. It will also send reminder updates to motivate users to stay on track with their fitness goals.
It also comes with NFC technology and Samsung claims that the device’s 250 mAh battery can last up to 2-3 days. It also comes with wireless charging facility so to charge the smartwatch, simply place the Samsung Gear S2 on the wireless charging dock right out of the box.
The watch has Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, and Barometer sensors. The Gear S2 measures 42.3×49.8×11.4mm and weighs 47 grams while the Gear S2 Classic measures 39.9×43.6×11.4mm and weighs 42 grams.
The 3G variant has a bigger 300 mAh battery.
The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a dark gray case with a dark gray band and silver case with a white band. The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a black case with a Leather band.