Samsung has announced Gear S2 smartwatch in three variants – the Gear S2, Gear S2 classic and Gear S2 3G. The Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design and unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons to enable users to have a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.
All the three variants of Gear S2 have identical features except that Gear S2 3G supports 3G networks also which incorporates the first-ever e-SIM with voice capability, without syncing with the phone.
The Gear S2 is quite light and is just 11.4-millimeter thin. It comes with 1.2-inch circular screen with 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi). It runs on the latest Tizen OS and an optimized 1-GHz dual core processor coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The Gear S2 is packed with 250mAh Li-ion battery that can last up to 2-3 days, as claimed by the company. This device can be charged on the wireless charging dock which comes in the box.
Samsung Gear S2 comes with NFC technology which will enable mobile payments without the need for a wallet. According to Samsung, they are working with a wide selection of partners across different industries to expand the usability of wearables and streamline consumers’ mobile lives in a variety of ways, including smart car keys, residential room keys, and remote controls to manage a connected home.
The Gear S2 is IP68 certified Dust and Water Resistant smartwatch. It also offers connectivity options of Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1
The Gear S2 also works as a fitness tracker as it encourages 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. Besides this, the users can check e-mails, news and can even send important texts directly from their wrist.
The Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Gray case with a Dark Gray band and Silver case with a White band. The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a Black case with a Leather band. The Gear S2 will be showcased in IFA in Berlin.
Samsung has not announced its availability schedule and prices.