Samsung has officially announced its new Gear S2, a circular designed smartwatch based on the Tizen OS (operating system). The Gear S2 is available in three versions: Standard, Classic and 3G.
The Classic Version has a body black in color, fluted bezel and a black leather strap. The Standard Version has a dark gray body and a strap to match the body color or users can opt for a silver and white strap.
According to Samsung, the classic model is for users "who prefer a timeless design" , while the standard model is "ideal for those who like a minimal and modern design."
The third model, as anticipated , has the same design of the standard model but adds support for 3G networks. The Gear S2 3G, therefore, can also be used independently, without a connected phone.
Samsung Gear 2 Photos
Samsung Gear 2 Specs
Samsung Gear 2 Features
The Gear S2 is equipped with a Super AMOLED Circular display measuring 1.2 inches with a resolution of 360x360 pixels (302 ppi), a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of built in memory, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.1. The battery is a 250mAh lithium battery (300mAh version of 3G) which offers two to three days of use, and has support for wireless charging.
The Gear S2 is certified IP68 and is resistant to water and dust. It also has accelerometer sensors, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, ambient light and barometer.
The Gear S2 features a new user interface that can be controlled from the rotation of the bezel and the side buttons. Samsung plans to release applications and backgrounds designed specifically for the circular display of the device. Among its features are contacts, notifications, messages, e-mail, preset text, voice input, emoticons and keyboards.
Samsung Gear S2 Apps
Among the apps that are preinstalled: S Health, Nike + Running, Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Safety, Privacy lock, Music Player, Gallery, Reminder, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather.
Samsung Gear 2 Size
The size is 42.3x 49.8x11.4mm (47g) for the Gear S2 Standard, 39.9x43.6x11.4mm (42g) for the Gear S2 classic and 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm (51g) for the Gear S2 3G.
Samsung Gear 2 Price
Samsung Gear 2 Release Date
Samsung has not yet announced the price of sale to the public that would more than likely touch 399 euro for the version with support for 3G networks. More details will be released during the press conference that the Korean company will hold on September 3 in Berlin, on the sidelines of the IFA 2015.