Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic unveiled: Tizen on board, 2-3 days battery life and independent 3G versions

After a juicy teaser at its big Galaxy Note5 even, Samsung has now officially unveiled its new series of smartwatches: enter the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic...
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27. AlikMalix unregistered

You two need to stop.. both your posts are stupid... adds nothing to the conversation.. just irritation..

10. maherk

Posts: 6701; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Slap another brand name on it, and you ll be loving it. Not surprised by your comment though.

29. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

loooool butthurt hater .. you just cant admit how beautiful it is just because it's from samsung,, so you said the opposite to make yourself feel better you are just a pathetic apple fanboy like millions of clueless ones, of course it will be the ugliest,you just hate on every samsung article what to expect other than that from you? so does your beloved apple watch look better ??lol

34. AlikMalix unregistered

Your first paragraph is spot on... The rest, you ruined your own credibility... If there are millions of clueless apple fan boys - I got another market share with four times the users that I can point out... Lets not do this ok?

49. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

oh no please don't iam too scared :( listen here i didnt say "apple users" i said "apple fanboys" and there is a big difference the former means a guy who is a non-fanatic minded guy who loves to use apple products because it fits him and he is satisfied with what he got .. and never have a problem to praise a product from another company if it really deserve praising .. and doesn't bash other brands on every article the latter means a closed fanatic minded guy who is full of hate to other brands and bash them on every article not giving a sh*t about other's tastes and preference in tech and sees his beloved company always as the best ever and by tastes i didnt mean his opinion about the gear s2 (i dont care at all) it's his own opinion but just replace that samsung word with apple logo and i swear to god his opinion would be the exact opposite to what he said earlier i dont know which one you are but a guess you are not a fanboy at all judging by your comments here (at least not any more :P)

73. AlikMalix unregistered

MOAB. my only problem is you said "millions". I just know for a fact that most android users are clueless about the devices they have and what they're capable. I heard a few think it's an iPhone, and one of the android users sawe use Siri and said he has Siri too, but doesn't use it because he doesn't want Google to spy on him. Obviously there are only a few individuals that are that clueless - but not "millions". Great reply, btw. I appreciate you keeping your cool and explains yourself.

75. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

thanks mate :) i wanted to talk about "millions" but decided to pass that well what i was going to say is by looking at the numbers of iphones and ipad sales there would be a huge portion of them who are a clueless fanboys and let's be specific here ,, what i meant by clueless is clueless in tech not in everything man .. in fact this is the vast majority of smartphone users (especially when it comes to apple because come'on everyone buys iphone) the problem arises when those clueless in tech users become fanboys and start commenting in tech sites like PA.. then you would see disastrous comments because they dont know what are they talking about and i really liked your first reply to me (because it is not offensive at all and to be honest i was expecting an offensive reply) but forgot to mention that ,, sorry (regarding the first line in comment #49 i was just kidding :P)

64. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All platforms have millions of clueless hating losers. In fact Windows has the most. It doesn't matter that you can show a platform with more of such. But you don't see Windows users coming here trolling like iOS and Android fans do. Anyways, both of the watches look awesome. At least Samsung has gotten better over time. Their first gear wasn't all that bad. At least we can understand Samsung first try not being to successful. But Apple had 3 years to watch the others and they come out with a POS that can't even do more than the original Gear. One year Later Samsung has the Gear S with 3G/WiFi/UV/Heart Rate/GPS and more for $299. Apple releases the Apple Watch and its tied to a phone forever. yet Samsung was criticized for that with its original and Apple wasn't. The Apple Watch is a piece of jewelry that millions of idiots ran out an bought. Also to be fair the original Gear was a piece of junk too. Like an idiot I bought it along with my Note 3. It was a good idea, poor executed. The Gear S is a much better solution. Apple first release should been on Gear S caliber and they failed to even beat the original Gear. Everyone can be an idiot sometimes and run out and just buy useless garbage. But smart people dont keep buying it though.

37. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Kumar123 aka TimCook (from PA). How much shares of Apple do you own?

55. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Blind fanboy's life revolves around Apple & Samsung only.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17126; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The rectal discomfort is strong in this one. The S2 and especially the classic look one million times better than any square smartwatch on the market.

5. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

C'est tres merveilleux! Now the only thing to make this watch perfect is a good selection of straps and support for non-Samsung phones

9. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks the best smartwatch effort from Samsung so far. With the enomous marketing capability of Samsung, I wouldn't be surprised if these models beat all android wear smartwatches to be released this year. In fact, if promoted well they may help sales of S6/edge/Note flagships by perfectly complementing them. Remember, the IR blaster not present in the Note/edge+ models. Tizen will also get a chance to get into mainstream. I am sure the battery life is far far better with Tizen OS. Also, it shows the design moto of the company has changed this year - sleek as well as well balanced form and function.

24. AlikMalix unregistered

If Samsung jumps on board with Android Wear available for iOS - they will find success with Apple customers... I'd buy it.. (and I never considered Apple Watch or any Smartwatch)...

39. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I don't think they will open up for other platforms - ios or other Android. The reason is they are able to sell much more smartwatches than the goodlooking moto & LG watches even last quarter. Now that they have a couple of better models in hand plus the desirability of the premium flagship phone designs this year, I think they will keep the options closed within thier ecosystem. It may not be evident at this point of time, but the tizen platform is spreading slowing through their smart TVs & other electronic equipments. It may benefit Samsungs IOT platform.

43. AlikMalix unregistered

I hope you're wrong about support for iOS. But I hope you're right about tizen - I hope Samsung finally makes their own OS, optimize their hardware - we might see a very creditable platform here! I'd love to see what Samsung and its team can do when they have full control on hardware and software. And leave that "together, but not the same" BS behind - they're not together but fighting to the bottom against each other leaving no room for profit and they are pretty much the same with a few UI changes in fonts and icons.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Gorgeous design... best looking smartwatch yet... (both of those on picture)...

15. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

They basically use the same specs for 2 years now. Same memory, storage, ppi, etc. I'm not impressed. Classic looks nice, but it doesn't have silver option, only black is available.

16. maherk

Posts: 6701; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

An Apple fan complaining about using the same specs as before? Bahahaha

18. AlikMalix unregistered

Show me two iPhones that have all same specs as the predecessor..

20. maherk

Posts: 6701; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Didn't say ALL same, because the Gear S2 doesn't have ALL same specs as previous generations.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Come on... that's not what you meant... but ok, give you points for not turning this into pointless argument... keep it real, brah...

60. willard12 unregistered

If you wanted, you could show him 2 ipad minis that do have all same specs.

28. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm using note as my phone, galaxy gear as my smartwatch, and tab s 10.5 as my tablet. I guess, I'm an apple fan/troll because I criticised samsung. S-sheep are as bad as iSheep.

32. AlikMalix unregistered

There's no such thing as S-sheep or iSheep... just: Super Hypocritical Emotionaly Egoistical People (sorry I was bored)

38. maherk

Posts: 6701; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Only newbies on this site will buy this crap. Since your day one this site, you ve never let any opportunity to slam Samsung slip out of your hands. And hey, I thought you had an iPhone 6 and you had to use a Note for your work? Amd that you hate TW? And many other bs stories. Consistency my friend, you need that with your lies

50. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

You must've mistaken me with sb else. I do have an ipad apart from tabs though. No, my recent rants are justified because samsung have realesed a lot of hardware that downgrades in some regard to their predecessors. Tab s2 has bad specs for the price, smaller battery and screen compared to tab s. Note 5 lost a lot of features and it isn't even available in the EU. Samsung forces us to pay 800 euros for the edge if we want to have a 5,7" phone note 4 was only 700euros. It's even worse here, gear s2 has the same specs as the gear s, but some variants have worse battery and tiny screen sizez. Sorry, but their recent products do feel in some ways like downgrades. Nevertheless, I'll most likely change my note for the s6/s6 edge because it's the best phone for reasonable cash. Also tizen is a well optimised system and I prefer it to laggy google wear. Unfortunately, samsung doesn't care too much about making developers interested in tizen. I'd actually pay money to have a shazam app on gear, but they don't give a f*ck about tizen.

53. maherk

Posts: 6701; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I expect them to start pushing developers into offering there apps to Tizen. The Note 5 lost 3 features but gained a lot more on the other hand. The Gear S2 has a smaller battery compared to Gear S, but it has a smaller screen. And I am guessing a better power consumption with the new screen. As for the Tab S2, I totally agree with you on this one. Samsung really dropped the ball on this one, they went with almost the same spec sheet as last years, with an uglier and boxy hardware. Apart from the screen scale, I don't see why anyone would want to take the more expensive S2 over last year's iteration.

22. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Specs doesn't matter to apple fans..what suddenly happened??

25. AlikMalix unregistered

We're not a talking about Apple products... It's Samsung, it needs it! (sorry, couldn't resist to troll back)
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