After teasing it initially at its Unpacked 2015 media occasion in mid-August, Samsung today officially revealed its brand-new smartwatch, the Gear S2.

The brand-new smartwatch, for which Samsung isn’t really yet revealing a release date or prices, will just be available to those bring one of Samsung’s own smartphones, though it hasn’t yet validated which handsets will certainly be supported. If the past is any indication, and it normally remains in these things, then Samsung will likely limit Equipment S2 support to just its newest smartphones, which is no good for those carrying older hardware. Still, such is life!


As for the watch itself, it is Tizen OS-powered (Yup, not Android Put on, just like the initial Gear S), has a 1.2-inch round face, includes a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, will feature a wireless charging dock and is surrounded by a rotating bezel that appears to provide similar functionally to the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown.

The device will be available in three tastes, with the basic Equipment s2 offered in either a dark gray case with a gray band or in silver with a white band. The Gear S2 Timeless aims at including a touch of class to the lineup, and will certainly can be found in black with a leather band. Both will certainly feature hardware Back and House buttons for navigation.


Equipment S2 Classic

The 3rd variant is called Gear S2 3G, it is generally like the conventional Gear S2 but with cellular 3G connectivity option. Which implies you can pop-in a SIM card and use it for making call etc.

. Samsung has also consisted of NFC for payments, most likely to be utilized for Samsung Pay, though details on simply how that will certainly work is currently difficult to come by. That’s not the most stressing thing right here, however, since Samsung’s Equipment S2 won’t have access to the Android Use apps that are being dealt with by developers. Currently, that suggests that apps are few and far in between for the Tizen-based Gear S2. Samsung’s own apps look like they are up to the job though, with the typical variety of messaging and fitness-based options on hand must they be needed. Like the Apple Watch, the Gear S2 will even remind you to obtain moving if you’re having a specifically sedentary day.


Gear S2

Until we understand prices and accessibility details for the Samsung Gear S2, there isn’t really a lot more to state, however the lack of apps does stress us rather. Time will certainly tell whether that’s a legitimate issue, though the Gear S2 will certainly have the ability to handle Samsung apps and the obligatory notices just fine right out of the box.

We’ll keep our eyes peeled to find out more as Samsung starts to share it.

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