Samsung unveiled the Tizen based Gear S2 smartwatch in September last year during IFA event. Now at the ongoing Consumer Electronic Show, Samsung’s vice president Alana Cotton announced that Gear S2 smartwatch will soon work with Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Currently, the smartwatch works with all Android smartphones running Android 4.4 (KitKat) and above, having at least 1.5GB of RAM.
Samsung gave no time frame for extending the iPhone support but it is expected to roll out later this year. At the event, Samsung also introduced Gear S2 Classic in two variants, a platinum model and an 18K rose gold model. The platinum version will come paired with a black genuine leather band while the Rose Gold variant will come with an Ivory genuine leather band.
The new Samsung Gear S2 Classic smartwatch has a 1.2-inch (360Ã—360 pixels) circular display, 1GHz dual-core application processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Moreover, both the variants are water and dust resistant (IP68 certified) and offer Bluetooth 4.1 as well as WiFi.
They also have NFC 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.
Samsung has not revealed price of any variants of Gear S2 Classic.