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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86 Comments

40. TyrionLannister unregistered

The specs are not same at all. The PPI is higher, the design is circular, the processor is different and probably 14 nm. About memory and storage, do you really want 1 GB+ RAM on a smartwatch whose only job is to give you notifications and play some music or attend calls.

52. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

They'll probably copy the prices as well from apple so we might be looking at a 500 euro price tag for the classic, so I would like to get more for the cash. The ppi might be greater by a few pixels, but the screen is so bloody small that it's basically a downgrade for me. My gear has a 1.63" screen and I constantly get about 4 days of battery life, so I'm not impressed with their numbers.

79. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

57. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just ignore all those spec, its still the high enough to support smartwatch.. what u need to care is 2-3 days battery life.. since u may forgot to charge it and wear it to sleep

23. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

great design bt unfortunatey these watch doesnt slove the difficulties in removig and attaching the straps and also you cant use the sport bands with classic watch or vise versa.

26. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I like Classic version design, but it got too small screen in my opinion. Its probably unisex watch.

31. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Undoubtedly the watch is clear winner.

33. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

it takes a sim and can receive and make calls! and its running tizen which doesn't use a performance killing java virtual machine. it would be currently impossible to achieve this with android the underperformer. finally a smart watch worth having! because I will no longer need my smartphone. just a tablet for internet and chat. and my phone on my wrist, or as a fob.

36. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

1.2 inc is too small. For comparison, the Moto 360 has a 1.56 in screen. They made the Gear S too big and the Gear S2 too small. Why cant they hit the sweet spot (1.5 inches should be good).

41. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

They have selected to go with sleek design which can be attractive to both men and women without churning out separate variations. Also a smaller display improves the battery life.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17128; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Display size doesn't matter with amoled, only ppi affects battery life.

63. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Seriously? Then Note 5 should have a smaller battery than S6 as per you logic. Please think again.

42. maherk

Posts: 6702; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1.5" with a rotating bezel will make it too big for your average Joe.

51. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

At least 1.4 would be ok. Now it looks like a watch for girls("normal" version more). Still I like Classic version design.

70. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's all down to the OS when it comes to screen size, they made it look good at the size, that what's it all about

47. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This is the smartwatch to beat. When I first thought the Gear S was impressive, this looks even better. Can't wait to see that ring in action too.

54. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm waiting to see what Tag Heuer comes out with at this point. But I agree, this design is beautiful and it looks promising thus far.

69. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The tag might be a cool G or more, that's why I am not going to bother to wait and see it. That plus it follows one of their Indy racing/formula one designs apparently and I need something more business casual for work.

58. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Very nice! My gear s gets 2 days of usage time so I believe the s2 should do better. I'm looking forward to the menu's and the rotating bezel. I just hope they keep the keyboard so I can continue to reply to text from my watch.

65. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Ugly watch

67. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

No camera again ;-;

68. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Okay, as long as the hands on is promising I will most likely get this over the Huawei watch. Heck, maybe I'll just get both. Lol

76. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm liking the S2 Classic. Gonna feel weird going from my 48.7mm Breitling Bentley that weighs a ton (stainless steel case and bracelet) to this. I guess the Breitling will be going into the watch winder if I get this.

77. GeekMovement unregistered

Looks really good! I might have preferred android wear rather than Tizen, but I suppose as long as it works with the Galaxy Note smartphones, good enough for me.

80. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Only Classic 3G needs attention here. The other type of "smartwatches" no matter what brand, are BS

83. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Only issue I have with the design is the buckle. A deployment clasp like the Asus watches would be much better with a leather strap. Yes you probably can just swap the band for one but I like my things unaltered and stock.
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