Official Samsung Gear S2 video shows how the smartwatch comes in handy

Official Samsung Gear S2 video shows how the smartwatch comes in handy
On the day that Verizon started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, Samsung has released a video showing how the timepiece can come in handy. The promo video is called "Dial In." Like most other wearables of this ilk, the Gear S2 will help you monitor your exercises, and make sure that you are on target when it comes to working out. You can even make your workout feel less strenuous by listening to your special exercise playlist.

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.



source: Samsung

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14 Comments

2. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think is a nice watch, probably the only one I would consider purchasing; looks like an actual watch.

3. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

This watch has been getting really good reviews.

11. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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!!!

4. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Its already pronounced as the best smart watch..

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Awesome watch but small for me, ordered gear S.

6. srgonu

Posts: 536; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Can't take calls anymore like Gear 2 and Gear S. This is a big downgrade for me. Was waiting for it and disappointed.

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They do have the call one coming out for $50 more

13. srgonu

Posts: 536; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Great thanks. Will wait for it

7. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

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.

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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.

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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.

9. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

That is true REVOLUTION. Don't need to have a big screen. Looking for 3G model.

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh...

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

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