It is official, the Samsung Gear S2 It is available from today in the main stores and ecommerce in the United States.
There are 2 models of this new smartwatch: the Samsung Gear S2 and S2 Gear Classic. Essentially they are the same device although with different finishes, in a line very similar to the different editions it has presented. Apple Watch. However, looking at it carefully, you will see that the first comes with 4G telephony capabilities – here there is a difference with the Apple Watch – so you can manage calls and data on your smartwatch. Both Samsung models have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC; and the model with 4G incorporates GPS as well.
However, there is good news for runners fans of the Samsung Gear S2. Unlike previous Samsung Gear smartwatches, the company has cut ties with its own hardware. Yes, the Samsung Gear S2 can now be used with most Android phones, and the company has even started talking… about iOS compatibility! It seems that the Korean-based company wants to be seen among Apple users.
In this launch, the Samsung Gear S2 will aesthetically face the designs of the Moto 360 2 and the LG Urbane Smartwatch, all of them with circular designs that are close to the usual look of standard and more elegant watches.
Samsung Gear S2: Specifications
The Samsung Gear S2 incorporates a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED screen, with 302 dpi and 360 x 360 resolution. It is 11.4mm thick, so it is not as delicate as the next smartwatch announced by Huawei, but it is lighter than most of its rivals.
It has a rotating bezel that adds physical controls to the touch screen configuration that can be used for a series of navigation actions including scrolling, zooming and adjusting levels, such as volumes and brightness.
The S2 Classic looks black with a leather strap and the standard Gear S2 has a silver finish with a white or dark gray strap. Samsung says it is also working with fashion brands to offer additional bottoms, straps, and bezels.
Both versions have an IP68 dust protection rating and are waterproof, and both have 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. They are powered by a 1 GHz Exynos dual-core processor. Samsung promises 2-3 days of 300mAh battery life.
When it comes to sensors, there is an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a heart rate monitor, an ambient light reader, and a barometer. Samsung wanted to underline the sports capabilities of the devices that will include both S Health and Nike + Running.
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Samsung Gear S2 is now on sale