Samsung unveils its circular Gear S2 smartwatch

Samsung has officially announced its next wearable the Gear S2 smartwatch. The wearable has a stylish circular design with a unique rotating bezel design that gives easy access to notifications and apps. 

The electronics giant has launched two variants of the smartwatch, called the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic. The Gear S2 is just 11.4 mm thin and has a 1.2-inch circular screen with 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi). The wearable runs on the company's proprietary Tizen OS and is powered by a 1-GHz dual core processor. Users can check calendar notifications, e-mails, news and can even send important texts directly from their wrist. The smartwatch supports NFC and 3G connectivity and also comes with an e-SIM with voice capability. Samsung has also added new fitness functions that can track your daily activity cycle. The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Gray case with a Dark Gray band and Silver case with a White band.

The Gear S2 classic has similar specifications and features as the Gear S2 but comes with an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The smartwatch is ideal for professionals who prefer a minimal and modern design. The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a Black case with a Leather band.

“For the past several years, Samsung has pioneered and advanced the wearables category, bringing brave new concepts to the smart wearables market,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business. “The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s most progressive innovation. It is the perfect complement for any occasion, easily taking you from day to night, from work to workout—and ensuring that you get more out of every moment in your day, by making it smarter and ultimately more personal and fun.”


By: Silky Malhotra

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