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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch by Samsung is an upgrade to the Samsung gear S smartwatch series. It runs on the TIZEN operating system developed by Samsung. It was announced on 28th august 2015 and later released in October same year. Its predecessor is the Gear S and succeeded by the Samsung gear S3. The gear S2 is one watch in three different types; Gear S2 classic and Gear S2 3G. The major difference among this 3 devices are the sizes, weights and connectivity, every other specification is same.

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Samsung Gear S2 Full Specifications

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Gear S2
Device typeClassic smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Gear s
SuccessorSamsung Gear S3 Classic
Released dateOctober, 2015
Ideal forMen (will look good too on women.)

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Display size1.2inch
Screen resolution360 * 360 pixel
Screen resolution424 ppi
Input typeToucscreen and 2 buttons
Multi-touch--

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension49.8 * 42.3 * 11.4 mm
Weight47 grams
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap materialSilicone strap
Bezel Material Ceramics
Band size20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, IP68
Color(s)White, brown

MEMORY

RAM0.5GB
Internal storage4GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.1
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology--
SIM slot--
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
Calories burntYes
Calories ConsumptionYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

PedometerYes
Accelerometer Yes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
BarometerYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 2.2.0
ChipsetExynos 3250
CPUDual-core 1.0 GHz

GPUMali-400MP2

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity 250mAh
Battery lifeStandby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 3days+
ChargingWireless based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemSamsung pay
Compatibility Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and above
Companion appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes,20mm
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung gear s2
Strap
Wireless based charging cable
User manual

Samsung Gear S2 Features

Design

Samsung Gear S2 might not have the best design you would expect from a smartwatch, but certainly it measures up well in various criteria you might want to use in rating this device. First, it has a 1.2 inch screen size which is a lot better than its predecessor, Gear S which has a lot bigger screen that makes it heavier and bulky on the wrist. The display is great, a super AMOLED 16M and a resolution of 360*360 pixel.

The body casing is built to last with a stainless material. The strap features a silicon material resistant to sweat and a width of 20mm.

It weighs only 47 grams a drastic reduction when compared to Gear S which weighs 67 grams. It feels light and will be suitable for the ladies.

You can choose from a list of watch faces to customize it to your style.

Battery

Samsung Gear S2 has a moderate li-ion battery with a capacity of only 250mAh. On standby, it can last up to 48 hours and while on mixed average usage, it stays up for about 24 hours which is poor, meaning you will need to charge up the battery daily. In the box, it comes with a wireless based charger.

Media

You can take your music with you on the Samsung Gear S2. It has an internal storage of 4GB which can store over 300 of your favorite tracks.

Water Resistance/Protection

Samsung Gear S2 passed the 1.5 meter under water for 30 minutes test, it is IP68 certified and its water resistant. You can wear this device under rain, in the shower without having to worry. Beside this, the screen is protected by a corning gorilla glass 3.

Activity/Fitness tracking

Samsung Gear S comes preinstalled with S Health and Nike+ that can track different activities such as your sleep, tracks your heart rate and analyses the general health of your heart. It also analyses calories burnt, steps climbed and the distance you covered.

Notifications & Application

Samsung Gear S2 is a great companion when it comes to keeping you updated with various notifications you’re your phone such as;

  • Event reminder: It keeps you updated with your schedule and calendar reminder.
  • Weather forecast : it updates a weather forecast data.
  • SMS: receive SMS alerts on the go.
  • E-mail: receive email alerts on the go.
  • Info push: it gets you instant notification from different applications such as facebook alerts, whatapp alert, twitter alerts and other apps.

Notifications appear chronologically as they appear.

The companion app for the Gear S2 is Samsung gear manager app , though not the best option when it comes to the perfect companion app for smartwatches. It contains a whole lot of popular apps such as the S Health and nike+ for fitness tracking and other great apps.

Another great thing, is the rotating bezel which allows for easy navigation of notifications on the tiny screen.

Pros

  • The design is great.
  • It’s water and dust resistant.
  • There is a loudspeaker.
  • There is also a USB port.
  • About 2.5GB internal storage space available.

Cons

  • The battery is quiet poor.
  • There is no in –built GPS.

Editor’s Ratings

Here is our rating on Samsung Gear S2

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

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