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Review: Samsung Gear S2 smart watch

Review: Samsung Gear S2 smart watch
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Samsung Gear S2 smart watch  from the stable of the Korean tech giant has again proven to be a keep player in the smart wearable technology space.

Gear S2 comes completely encircled with long-lasting stainless steel body that looks very slim and sleek on your wrist.

Available on the Gear S2 are some fundamental smartphone features with a simple twist on. You can practically scroll through long emails, zoom in on a map or skip a track during music playback

It features the bezel by the side, sporting home and back button as well including a touchscreen.

A mobile user putting on a samsung smart watch
user putting on a samsung smart watch

The Gear S2 actually has three different variants. The Gear S2 and S2 Classic share the same hardware, but have quite a few design differences. The Gear S2, on the other hand offers 3G connectivity and it is a bit thicker and heavier than others and comes with a different chipset.

The technology on this watch ensures that you keep track of your health. With timely motivational messages, taking charge of your fitness with Gear S2 becomes easy. It tracks your daily activity levels, heart rate, water and caffeine intake as well. Gear S2 also measures your pulse and counts your steps as you exercise.

It has a wireless charging dock that you place it on to charge whenever the battery goes down.

Different colors of Samsung Gear 2
Different colors of Samsung Gear S2

 

Other eye-catching features include Nike+ running app which tracks your runs and helps you reach your target mark. Another feature is Twitter Trends with which you are sure to stay up-to-date with local trends and tweets from popular accounts, and Line, a global messaging app that is both fast and easy to use.

In terms of connectivity, Gear S2 pairs with Samsung smartphones running on Android 4.3 or above and at least 1.5 GB of RAM and also pairs with non-Samsung smartphones running on Android 4.4 or above but will require at least 1.5 GB of RAM.

You can easily store songs synced from your phone and your playlist goes wherever you go even when you forget your phone at home, all you need is Gear S2 and level headphones to play your music.

The Gear S2 runs Tizen OS.

Key Features of the Samsung Gear S2

  • 1.2″ Full Circle Super AMOLED display, 360 x 360 pixels, 302ppi, 31mm screen diameter
  • Samsung Exynos 3250, dual-core 1.0GHz Pega-W CPU / Qualcomm MSM8x26 dual-core 1.0GHz (3G), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage
  • 250mAh / 300 mAh (3G) Li-Ion battery
  • 49.8 x 42.3 x 11.4mm, 47g / 39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4mm, 42g (Classic)/ 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm, 51g (3G)
  • Stainless steel casing with rotating ring control, IP-68 certified, water-resistant for up ti 30 minutes and up to 1 meter deep, comes in black or white
  • Tizen based wearable platform
  • Heart rate sensor, gyro, accelerometer, barometer, ambient light, GPS(3G)
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC and 3G in the respective model
  • Vibration
  • Microphone with S-Voice support
  • Wireless charging

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Donatus Anichukwueze Technology Journalist at Technology Times Media Phone No: 08074016066 e-mail: donatus.anichukwueze@technologytimes.ng

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