Apple Watch vs Samsung Equipment S2: hands-on comparison [Video]

Samsung’s latest Gear S2 smartwatch is about to face one of the top tier smartwatches in the video game. Today we’re doing a brief comparison between the Gear S2 and Apple Watch to discover which you should purchase.

Certainly if you’re locked into the Android or iOS ecosystem your option is simple. Samsung’s Equipment S2 lineup will only deal with Android smartphones and Apple Watch with iPhone. But much deeper than that there are some things to discuss.


As far as design goes, the Equipment S2 lineup rocks a full circular screen and handles a futuristic or modern-day design depending on the variation you choose. It type of looks like something from a sci-fi film, however the S2 Timeless leans to a conventional watch feel and look. The Apple Watch virtually looks like an old-fashioned iPhone and while the design is square, it still functions well as a smartwatch.

The 42mm Apple Watch showcases a 1.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 312 x 390 (326 ppi), while the Equipment S2 sports a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 (302 ppi). Inside, each device sports good enough specifications to support their particular operating systems, however the differences in between the software application is going to be dramatically different.

Check out our Apple Watch vs Gear S2 contrast video below:

When it comes to develop quality, each side of the table feels solid, as they must being flagship smartwatches. There’s a metal body on the Gear S2, Classic, and Apple Watch. With screen protection, the Gear S2’s Gorilla Glass disappoints the sapphire security blanket around the stainless steel Apple Watch, however they both feel resilient however. Sizing in between the 2 is in fact equivalent when it comes to the Gear S2 Traditional and Apple Watch, but the other S2 variation isa bit bulkier. There’s not a big distinction right here or on your wrist as you can see.

Navigation is likewise going to vary in between these 2. On the Apple Watch the main type of navigation is going to be the touch screen, however Apple has carried out to use of a “Digital Crown” and a button to scroll, choose, and zoom within certain situations. Over on the Equipment S2, the primary form of navigation is in fact the turning bezel. It’s how you’ll do the majority of your poking around and browsing on this watch and it’s comfy to utilize. The touch screen is really secondary to the turning bezel, and lastly there are a few buttons to get back or access apps.

For a better look at the Equipment S2, check out 9to5Google’s impressions video/article here.

Each watch includes a heart rate sensing unit and activity tracking for any individual who’s into that and you’ll likewise discover adjustable bands, but only under particular conditions depending on the device. Apple Watch bands are exclusive for the a lot of part, but so are Equipment S2 bands. The S2 Classic will permit conventional bands to be attached, however once more that’s the just one that looks like an analog watch.

Battery life ought to be similar in real life usage, but Samsung declares the S2 will last up to 2 to 3 days, which is actually 2 days over the claimed Apple Watch battery life, but we’ll see how actual these claims remain in the complete evaluation. What do you think about the Gear S2 or Apple Watch? Which is your favorite?


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