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.
Samsung Gear S2 Full Specifications
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|Device name||Samsung Gear S2|
|Device type||Classic smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Samsung Gear s|
|Successor||Samsung Gear S3 Classic|
|Released date||October, 2015|
|Ideal for||Men (will look good too on women.)|
|Display type||Super AMOLED|
|Screen resolution||360 * 360 pixel|
|Screen resolution||424 ppi|
|Input type||Toucscreen and 2 buttons|
|Dimension||49.8 * 42.3 * 11.4 mm|
|Casing material||Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate|
|Strap material||Silicone strap|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass 3|
|Water resistant||Yes, IP68|
|Memory card slot||--|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Tizen OS 2.2.0|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.0 GHz|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion|
|Battery life||Standby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 3days+|
|Charging||Wireless based charging dock|
|Charging time||About 2 hours|
|Payment system||Samsung pay|
|Compatibility||Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and above|
|Companion app||Samsung Gear app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Samsung gear s2|
|Wireless based charging cable|
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Samsung Gear S2 Features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
Here is our rating on Samsung Gear S2