Samsung Gear S2 is finally going live. Since we’re in the last quarter of 2015, most manufacturers and gadget creators will be rushing to promote their devices before the holiday season begins. One of the more devices to launch now is the Samsung S2 wear device that launches in two flavors: original and Classic. Starting October 2, you will be able to buy one of these babies from Samsung’s online store, Amazon, best Buy or Macy’s Herald Square.
Samsung Gear S2: what to expect
Samsung’s new smartwatch looks much more sporty than previous iterations and it will be ready in stores starting October 16th. The original version costs $300 and the Classic version will have you pay $350. In a way, these devices are not rivals to Android Wear devices because they run on Tizen OS, but otherwise they are definitely the smartwatch to watch this year. These wearables work with any Samsung smartphones AND with other Android smartphones, as long as they run Android 4.4 KitKat or more recent versions.
Samsung gear S2 is the second generation of Samsung Gear S devices, and it is a clear improvement from the original. The Gear S2 and S2 Classic both have 1.2-inch circular displays running at 302ppi, 4 GB built-in storage, 512MB of RAM and they posses a gyroscope, a heart rate sensor and an accelerometer, among other interesting features. They can be used to display phone notifications for missed calls and SMS messages, incoming galls, or emails when they are paired with the mobile device you use.
Official Samsung Gear S2 specs:
- 1.2” circular sAMOLED 360×360 (302ppi)
- network: BT/ 3G
- Chipset: Exynos 3250/ MSM8x26
- 312MB RAM
- 4GB storage
- 250mAh (BT model)/ 300 mAh battery (3G model)
- sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, ambient light, heart rate monitor, GPS (3G only)
- water resistant: IP68
- connectivity: BT4.1, WiFi, NFC
- Tizen OS
BT 42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4 mm
BT classic 39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4 mm
3G 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4 mm