Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch Review

The Gear S2 come in 3 versions: classic, standard and 3G

Earlier this month, Samsung has already unveiled the look of his latest smartwatch, the Gear S2. The device is the seventh sucoreanea smart watch that the company launches, but it is certainly the most important and ambitious model created to date.Today the company has decided to reveal some more details about the Gear S2, as their technical characteristics or models that will be available.

The first thing to know is that the market will come Gear S2 in three different versions: Classic, Standard and 3G. The first of these, as well indicated the company is for those who “prefer a design classic watchmaking” and has a stainless steel case and black leather strap. The standard version has a much simpler and minimalist box and have the possibility to choose it in silver or black color with rubber strap. Finally, the 3G model has the same design as the standard version but adds wireless connectivity to not depend on our phone.

Entering its technical characteristics, the Gear S2 has a thickness of 11.4 millimeters a screen of 1.2 inches with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, a dual-core 1 Ghz, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage. It also has NFC built possibly to pay through Samsung Pay a future, and has an interesting battery that promises us two to three days of use.

The Gear S2 has a rotating bezel, buttons and backspace Home

The star feature of this Gear S2 is its rotating bezel , a resource that wants to rival the Digital Crown Apple Watch. Moving the bezel in one direction or another willallow us to navigate the system and within applications. In addition also it features a Home button and another back.

As for the operating system, the Samsung Gear S2 (read runs a new version of Tizen, Samsung ‘s proprietary OS for wearables. Although the clock is not compatible with apps and watchfaces of Android Wear, the company has promised that it is negotiating with major developers to expand the ecosystem of smartwatch and plans to launch watchfaces designed specifically for the clock.

With regard to fitness and health, Samsung has built an application of physical activity that will gather all the exercise you do during the day, where the user can view your progress and receive reminders to keep exercising and meet its challenges activity.

Technical Characteristics

  • Circular SuperAMOLED screen 1.2 inches, 360 x 360 pixels and 302 ppi
  • Procesador Dual core a 1 GHz
  • 4 GB of internal storage
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • Tizen OS operating system
  • 250 mAh battery with wireless charging (2-3 days of use)
  • IP68 against water and dust
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer
  • WiFi 802 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC

Toadvía missing some important details to know about the Gear S2 as the price or availability, we expect data found on the IFA in Berlin to begin later this week.

Is this the rival who was waiting for the Apple Watch?