Samsung Electronics has launched the Gear S2 smartwatch in the domestic market. The timepiece comes in two options—Gear S2 sports and Gear S2 classic. The Gear S2 classic will be available soon.
According to Samsung, the Gear S2 is compatible with smartphones running on Android 4.4 and higher with more than 1.5 GB of RAM. It features a 1.2-inch, circular Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 resolution.
As the device comes with S Health, Nike+ Running fitness functions, it will encourage consumers to stay healthy and active. The 24-hour activity log 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.
The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on the go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design. It has a rotating bezel, along with Home and Back buttons, that provides users a quicker and more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.
According to the company, the Gear S2 classic, which will be available within two weeks, is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant black finish with a matching genuine leather band.
- 1.2″ Full Circle Super AMOLED display, 360 x 360 pixels, 302ppi, 31mm screen diameter
- Samsung Exynos 3250, dual-core 1.0GHz Pega-W CPU / Qualcomm MSM8x26 dual-core 1.0GHz (3G), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage
- 250mAh / 300 mAh (3G) Li-Ion battery
- 49.8 x 42.3 x 11.4mm, 47g / 39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4mm, 42g (Classic)/ 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm, 51g (3G)
- Stainless steel casing with rotating ring control, IP-68 certified, water-resistant for up ti 30 minutes and up to 1 meter deep, comes in black or white
- Tizen based wearable platform
- Heart rate sensor, gyro, accelerometer, barometer, ambient light, GPS(3G)
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC and 3G in the respective model
- Microphone with S-Voice support
- Wireless charging
- Support for non-Samsung devices as well, although still buggy
- No Speaker, unlike its predecessor
- Tizen lacks extensive third-party support and app ecosystem
- No support for iOS yet