Round Gear S2 smartwatch is Samsung’s next wearable technology device
The two new version of the device have been launched ahead of the IFA electronics trade show.
Just before the IFA electronics trade show, Samsung has revealed the look of its upcoming Gear S2 smartwatch, as well as the Gear S2 Classic model, and the look is completely different from previous generations.
The most noticeable difference that is seen in this wearable technology is in the round faces of the device.
Among the primary challenges that Samsung has faced in being able to promote its smartwatch is in the limited number of apps that are available to its users. Still, it has continued to base its Gear S2 on its proprietary Tizen operating system. This places the wearables in direct competition with not only Apple, but also the range of different device manufacturers that have based their gadgets on the Android Wear operating system from Google.
The smartwatch may have been launched by Samsung, but it has yet to announce a price or release date.
The circular design is new to the wearables from the company and, according to Samsung, it will allow the frame of the watch to rotate in order to give users access to various features such as notifications and apps. The circular display is 1.2 inches of Super Amoled. It has a 360 x 360 pixel resolution. This wearable technology has 512 MB of RAM and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.
There will be two different styles of Gear S2. The first is the moden and the second is the classic. Each model will have a number of different band and color options from which to choose in order to suit the style and preferences of the wearer. The dimension of the Gear S2 are 42.3 by 49.8 by 11.4 mm, with a weight of 47 grams. On the other hand (so to speak), the Gear S2 Classic is slightly smaller at 39.9 by 43.6 by 11.4 mm, and it is also slightly lighter as it weighs in at 42 grams.
The smartwatch category has been one that has been slow to take off, so it will be interesting to see whether or not this new addition brings better successes to the brand than the previous generations of the Gear devices.