Official Samsung Gear S2 video shows how the smartwatch comes in handy
posted by Alan F. / Oct 15, 2015, 6:30 PM
With the Gear S2, you can have text messages already written up and ready to send in the blink of an eye. Turning the bezel will change the message to be sent. The video also shows how you can keep tabs on your favorite team, even while putting your new baby to sleep. With the timepiece, you don't have to balance your phone and the baby, worrying that you might drop one of them. As far as accessories go, a nifty desktop dock turns the watch into a bedside clock.
While the Tizen powered Samsung Gear S2 pairs with a specific list of Android phones (all running Android 4.4 or higher, and sporting at least 1.5GB of RAM), including Samsung Galaxy handsets, the cellular enabled version can be connected to the world all by itself. Verizon is taking pre-orders for that model starting today, priced at $299.99 with a two-year contract, or $349.99 if you want to pay the full retail price. The phone will arrive at the carrier on November 6th. T-Mobile will have the watch online and in stores on November 15th, priced at $359.99. If you qualify, that amount can be paid over 24 months.
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This watch has been getting really good reviews.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 8:44 PM 0
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because it IS that good. :) It's not without it's faults. I'd like to see much more customization with the watch faces and more apps.. and if they can get the watch to work with hangouts properly (able to reply), the watch is about as close to perfect as I've seen. I can put the watch on "always on" mode and at night when I put it on the charger, it's still nearly half charged. I don't necessarily agree with this article though. sure, it'll track steps which is nice, but if you are expecting more exercise tracking than that.. I'm not aware of any. Regarding tracking sports scores? Um.. how? I saw several advertisements for the ESPN app, but I was horribly disappointed when i found that it's not really an app at all, it's a watch face. So, the only way to track scores on the watch is to change to the ESPN watch face. DUMB!!!
posted on Oct 16, 2015, 11:11 AM 0
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Can't take calls anymore like Gear 2 and Gear S. This is a big downgrade for me. Was waiting for it and disappointed.
posted on Oct 16, 2015, 1:16 AM 0
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The screen size is too small. Most other smartwatches have gone with screen size > 1.3 in for a reason. Hopefully the rumors about a new version of Gear S2 with a larger screen will come true.
posted on Oct 16, 2015, 3:14 AM 0
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I'm a big guy.. 6'8" and I don't have dainty wrists, though they aren't huge either. I do NOT find this watch to be too small at all. I can spot a Moto 360 from a mile away and that does not look good to me. i have had several compliments about this watch. I like that it looks like a WATCH. not a gaudy gadget.
posted on Oct 16, 2015, 11:06 AM 0
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Agree, this has the look of a conventional watch, and I can see it being more popular with the masses. On the other hand, the Moto 360 is for the geek us, and recognized as such. I want a sleek looking watch, for an active person, with heart monitor and pedometer, at minimum.
posted on Oct 17, 2015, 7:54 AM 0
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I was waiting for the classic but when I saw it in person I decided to go for the regular. They should have made the classic bigger. The regular is slightly small but the classic is tiny! The diameter is fine but the classic should have had bigger or longer lugs.
posted on Oct 16, 2015, 4:14 PM 0
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