Samsung Electronics have just announced the Tizen based Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch, ahead of their IFA 2015 event. We have been teased with a video at Samsung unpacked and recently an Instagram picture, and now it’s time for the real thing. The Gear S2 is the first Samsung Smartwatch with a Super-Amoled circular display, measuring in at 1.2-inch with a 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi). The combination of the Tizen OS and an optimized 1-GHz dual core processor promises a device that has a smooth User Interface (UI) and also a battery that lasts 2-3 days.

“For the past several years, Samsung has pioneered and advanced the wearables category, bringing brave new concepts to the smart wearables market,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business. “The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s most progressive innovation. It is the perfect complement for any occasion, easily taking you from day to night, from work to workout—and ensuring that you get more out of every moment in your day, by making it smarter and ultimately more personal and fun.”

Talking about Tizen, you will be pleased to know that this device will not be offering the same UI as every other Android Wear device out there, the whole SAME-SAME UI can be very monotonous. The Gear S2 features a unique rotating bezel and also home and back buttons, meaning users can more precisely control / navigate their device, another big No-No on Android Wear.

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There will be two variants, the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic. The main difference is the styling with the Gear S2 offering a minimalistic / modern look with it being offered in a Dark Gray case with a Dark Gray band and Silver case with a White band. The Gear S2 classic will appreciated by those that value a more timeless watch design with it being be offered in a Dark grey case with a dark grey band.

The Gear S2 3G version will feature the first-ever e-SIM that will actually be embedded in the device itself and make it simpler to move between operators, or that is the idea at least. Bundled in as part of the connectivity we have NFC, which will make it fully compatible with Samsung Pay, the payment system that is far more versatile that apples offering #JustSayin. Harnessing the power of NFC you will also be able to open car doors / home locks and remote control compatible appliances.

What else have we got? Well there are sensors such as the Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer. We also have wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance, Fitness Apps, Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1.
 

Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic Product Specifications:

Display 1.2”, Circular Super AMOLED, 360×360, 302ppi
AP Dual core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen based wearable platform
Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Memory Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
RAM: 512MB
Features Communications:
– Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email,
– Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads
Health & Fitness:
– S Health, Nike+ Running
Information:
– Schedule, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather
Media:
– Music Player, Gallery
Others:
– S Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Safety assistance, Privacy lock
IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Services Samsung Gear Apps
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 4.1
NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
Dimension Gear S2: 42.3×49.8×11.4mm (47g)
Gear S2 classic: 39.9×43.6×11.4mm (42g)
Battery Wireless Charging
250mAh Li-ion
Typical Usage 2~3days

 

Samsung Gear S2 3G Version Product Specifications:

Display 1.2”, Circular Super AMOLED, 360×360, 302ppi
AP Dual core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen based wearable platform
Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Memory Storage: 4GB Internal Memory
RAM: 512MB
Features Communications:
– Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email,
– Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads
Health & Fitness:
– S Health, Nike+ Running
Information:
– Schedule, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather
Media:
– Music Player, Gallery
Others:
– S Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Safety assistance, Privacy lock
IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Services Samsung Gear Apps
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 4.1
NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
Dimension 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm (51g)
Battery Wireless Charging
300mAh Li-ion
Typical Usage 2 days

 

We will learn more about the release date and pricing of the Gear S2 this week at IFA 2015.
 

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