It was high time for Samsung to think of launching a smartwatch, as Apple Watch needed a competitor in order to shift consumer’s perspective from its controversial features. Moreover, Samsung has the chance to come up with something much better, considering the feedback Apple has received. According to recent news from the media, Samsung launches Gear S2 smartwatch in September.
There is a great difference in appearance when it comes to comparing the two devices coming from the greatest tech giants. Compared to the Apple Watch, Samsung looks much more elegant and versatile. It has an impactful touch of style and it can be seen from a distance that the guys have paid strong attention to all the surface details.
Samsung Gear 2 features a circular dial, highly similar to the one seen in the Moto 360, LG Watch and a bunch of others maybe as pretty but not as much expected as the Gear 2 is. Apparently, this is the new trend when it comes to smart watches. It’s not a surprise after all, as some previous reviews were extremely harsh in critics about the robotized look and feel of Apple’s device. Competition has acknowledged and has come up with something better. The rounded dial makes the wearable look more like a watch, rather than a mini computer wrapped around one’s wrist.
The user interface is not the one we’ve seen in Android wear, sign that Samsung could choose to go back to their Tizen OS, which is a pretty bold move for the company.
The watch will be compatible with Samsung products exclusively, which sounds pretty natural, as they intend to keep the profits in their own backyard.
Gear’s 2 circular display, designed in elegant and detailed lines, has a resolution of 360×480 pixels, WiFi connectivity, pedestrian navigation and GPS. In terms of software, it runs on a dual-core 1GHz processor. Its memory functions are decent, with 512 MB RAM. Storage is also pretty generous, with 4GB of built in space to store your virtual belongings. Gear S2 also has a 300mAH battery.
However, this is not enough to satisfy our ears and open our appetite to try out one. According to critics, more detailed specs should arrive at their pre IFA event, in Berlin, taking place on the 3rd of September.
Samsung’s expected smartwatch release could be a good sign that the wearables market is on its way to adulthood. Apple has been pretty daring by choosing to release their product, throwing it in the claws of consumers and critics, clearly criticizing its experimental features. Tech giants still have to improve the way they manage development of third party apps. Smartwatches need more of them, as there are only few available for the time being.
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