Samsung Gear S2 Review
Samsung is about to release its newest first of its kind round smartwatch known as ‘Samsung Gear S2’. This is a full circle elegant design smartwatch with a durable impressive stainless steel body that features an interesting rotating bezel (allows the user to move through different features) and is not based on ‘Android Wear’ operating system allowing it to work with any android smartphone will make it a competitor of Apple watch in the coming days.
It has three different models:
- Gear S2
- Gear S2 Classic
- Gear S2 3G
The most noticeable and attractive features of this device is on-screen rotating bezel which works in the same way of a little button on the side of the Apple Watch but with more interactive control. . This allows the user to scroll through long lists or the menus.
Unlike the traditional smartwatch ‘Android Wear’ operating system, Gear S2 features its own Samsung’s operating system called as ‘Tizen’. This is a very easy to use operating system also known as Pebble OS that has been running on smartphones previously but to be released for the first time in a smartwatch. Lets have a look at the specifications.
Samsung Gear S2 Specifications:
Display: 1.2 inches Full Circular Super AMOLED, 360 x 360 resolution, (302ppi) density
Chipset: Exynos 3250/ MSM8x26, Dual-core 1 GHz processor
Memory: 512MB RAM, STORAGE : 4GB
Operating System: Tizen
Battery: 250/ 300mAh
Connectivity: BT4.1, WiFi, NFC
Sensors: Acc, Gyro, HRM, Barometer, Ambient light, GPS (3G only)
Water Resistant: IP68
The battery of 300mAh capactiy makes this smartwatch capable for running upto 2 days per charge. Moreover, Gear S2 has NFC inside allowing user to do mobile payments and is going to add additional functionality including room keys, smart car keys and more.
Advantages of Gear S2:
- Extremely Attractive and Elegant design
- Intuitive interface
- Beautiful display
- Rotating bezel for movement
- IP68 dust and waterproof
- Connectivity problem: seamless connected services rather than Android Wear and Apple Watch
- Limited Tizen apps available