Having created a lot of buzz in IFA 2015 Berlin, Samsung Gear S2 finally comes to the market and this upgraded version stands at the top among Samsung smartwatches that it had released earlier. The looks are very much attractive and impressive with exciting features to operate. First time Samsung has built circular smartwatch and it looks like Samsung has followed the circular smartwatches in the likes of Moto 360 and Huawei and LG Watch Urbane. This watch cum phone at first glance is awesome, so let’s look at its overall features.
Specifications of Samsung Gear S2 Smart Watch
Design and Quality:
Samsung Gear S2 comes in three different versions: the standard Gear S2 which comes in dark grey and silver, the Gear S2 Classic which comes in Rose Gold Plated and Platinum Plated with leather strap and the Gear S2 3G. All the three models more or less are identical with each other except Gear S2 3G, which has an e-SIM, GPS and speakers for making calls.
- Function meets style with elegant curves and premium finishes
- Intuitive circular interface and rotating bezel for easy navigation
- Access to important notifications, texts, and updates at a glance
- Compatible with most Android Devices.
The rotating bezel is the highlighted point of the Gear S2 which enables to scroll the menus and apps just rotating the bezel. User can navigate without touching the screen. The Gear S2 has a Gorilla Glass 3 panel surrounded with steel case at the back and a heart-rate sensor in the middle of it.
- 1.2 inch Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 pixels.
- Ten brightness settings.
- Screen surrounded by thin on-screen bezel.
The watch has a 1.2 inch Super AMOLED display along with 360 x 360 pixels that produce a pixel density of 302 pixels. The watch is enabled with ten brightness settings that will help the user to face it in bright sunlight.
Performance and Software:
Samsung has used its Tizen operating system as the software for Gear S2. Samsung Gear S2 is capable of working with any device equipped with Android 4.4 Kitkat. It includes dual-core 1GHz CPU along with 512 MB RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage and 250mAh lithium-ion battery that will last more than three days. There is a built-in wireless charging feature. The Gear S2 supports NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity where user can sync the data with his phone. The Gear S2 3G has a microphone for making and receiving calls.
Samsung has manufactured this smartwatch for multi-purpose use. The main attribute of this watch is that we can use it as a phone, as a watch and we can get health tips with the help of Gear S2 also. It can monitor our heart ratings and fitness level too.
Samsung Gear S2 also tracks your cycling, running and walking records automatically, along with a number of calories burned.
Some of its Cons:
As far as this model is concerned, it is having some connectivity issues that would be advanced in its next upgraded model. Moreover, as the software is Samsung’s Tizen operating system, so it lacks different Tizen apps.
The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has made a place in the world of wearables with its innovating features in the likes of rotating bezel, elegant design and customized UI. Though has some issues but still a cool gadget to buy in the market.
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