The Gear S2 wearable technology devices have now been released onto American store shelves.
After the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch received a fantastic response from consumers within its own home marketplace in South Korea, the device has now traveled to the other side of the world where it has been released to shoppers in the United States.
There are two different models of the Gear S2 wearables that are being released for U.S. consumers.
The two models of the smartwatch that have been rolled out in the U.S. are the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic. Both of those devices run on the Tizen operating system, which belongs to Samsung. The device, itself, features a 1.2 inch round Super AMOLED screen. It has a rotating bezel, a 360 x 360 pixel resolution. The predictions are that it will be the Samsung Gear S2 3G model. That gadget can be paired with all Galaxy devices, as well as any smartphones that aren’t made by Samsung but that are running on Android 4.4 or later and that have a minimum of 1.5 GB of RAM.
There are about 18 pre-installed apps currently added to the Gear S2 smartwatch, among which 12 are permanent.
Among the apps that cannot be uninstalled from the new Samsung wearable technology are the Calls, Messages, Email, S-Health, and Gallery applications. Other applications in the Samsung Gear S2 include the “buddy”, which makes it possible to automatically favorite your contacts, as well as the “looking for my device,” which makes it possible to find out where connected devices are located, in addition to the “Syrup Wallet”, which is a mobile payments application through membership-based services.
When the Gear S2 was first launched for preorder in South Korea, it managed to sell out in a matter of two hours. Now the wearables are available to consumers in the United States and some are predicting that this will seriously cut into the market that had previously been led by Apple. In fact, there have been predictions that this could go so far as to take down the power of the Apple Watch.
The smartwatches are available starting at $299.99 and for as much as $349.99.