Samsung shows off a new Gear S2 smartwatch with a round watch face, metal body and new user interface
Preceded by a great number of leaks and speculations, the Samsung Gear S2 made its first official public pop-up. Presented at Unpacked 2015 event in NYC the new smartwatch appears to be a great leap ahead from the original Gear S. The wearable gadget fits into the round face trend initiated by the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R, features a new user interface and comes packed into a metal body.
Samsung’s next smartwatch will feature sophisticated circular design
Scheduled to be formally unveiled at IFA in Berlin in September, the Samsung Gear S2 was briefly presented at the manufacturer’s dedicated press conference on August 21, few hours later it gone viral as a part fashion photo-shoot campaign. Worn by young all-female models the Gear S2 was a part of their pretty much futuristic stylization. Such a campaign was created to show that the Samsung’s new smartwatch’s design combining a metal body and round face makes it a stylish fashion accessory that can be worn in public places. Unlike its predecessor the Gear S2 isn’t a geeky tech gadget any more.
Similar like its predecessor, the Gear S2 lacks the Galaxy moniker which clearly indicates that the device won’t run the popular Android Wear OS and the smartwatch will work on Samsung’s own Tizen platform. This information is also backed up by a completely new UI arranging a circle of apps icons around the watch’s display. Furthermore, the Gear S2 is reported to sport a rotating bezel which allows for additional physical control of the device. It can serve many purposes like navigation, zooming, scrolling, and changing level of volume and brightness.
However, the sophisticated look may be not enough. If Samsung wants the Gear S2 to become a bestseller among smartwatches it should house a package of more advanced specs including a long battery life which is one of the biggest deficiencies found in the Apple Watch which battery cannot stand even two days.
Dressed in traditional black and white tandem color options the Gear S2 will debut next month. At that occasion we should also learn specific pricing and availability details concerning the watch. Having still pretty much scarce info on the Gear S2 will you be potentially interested in buying the watch when it finally hit the US market?