Samsung Gear S2 vs Moto 360 (2015) vs Huawei Watch: specs comparison

The largest tech exposition in the fall of the year has brought us exciting new smartwatch announcements. Samsung officially unveiled its new series of smartwatches, the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. This new generation of Samsung smartwatches comes powered by Tizen rather than Android Wear, but probably the biggest highlight is the option to buy the watches in a 3G-enabled version, where you can put your own SIM card and use the watches independently from your phone. And yes, the rotating bezel is indeed real: just rotate it to navigate around the menus. On the right side, there are also two physical buttons - a home and back keys - that make it easier to deal with notifications.

Then, we also have the new Moto 360, which comes in two sizes: a large, 46mm one and another version with a smaller, 42mm case. What's notable about the Moto 360 is that it features record screen to body ratio thanks to its form and thin bezels, so you get a lot of screen real estate in a body that is not as huge. The next big thing about the Moto 360 is called 'Quick Release Bands' (with a small latch that you can see on the bands) and is basically a mechanism similar in function to that of the Apple Watch: it allows you to swap bands on the fly, going from that casual to an elegant look.

And third, our sights were captured by the Huawei Watch. Rather than an elaborate wrist computer, the wearable is designed "first and foremost as a watch", opting for a round face, standard lugs, a 42mm diameter, and a physical crown mounted in the traditional "2 o'clock" position. The use of scratch resistant, double layer sapphire crystal and 316L cold-forged stainless steel contribute to the smartwatch's "premium" factor.

Samsung Gear S2Moto 360 (2015)Huawei Watch
Dimensions (mm)42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4 mm42 / 46mm x 11.4mm42mm diameter, 11.3mm thick
Build materialsAluminumStainless steel, Gorilla Glass 3316L stainless steel and sapphire crystal
StrapsMetal, elastomer, leatherMetal, elastomer, leatherMetal, elastomer, leather
Operating systemTizen OS & "Rotary UI"Android WearAndroid Wear
Display type1.2in Super AMOLED1.37in Backlit LCD1.4in AMOLED
Display resolution360 x 360 (424ppi)360 x 325 (354ppi)400 x 400 (404ppi)
Processor1GHz Exynos 3250 / Snapdragon S4 Play (3G)1.2GHz Snapdragon 4001.2GHz Snapdragon 400
RAM512MB512MB512MB
Storage space4GB4GB4GB
Battery capacity250 / 300mAh (3G)300 (42mm) / 400mAh (46mm)300mAh
ConnectivityBT 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3GBT 4.0, Wi-FiBluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi
Water resistanceIP68IP67IP67
Additional featuresWireless charging, acc, gyro, haptics, HRM, barometer, ambient light, GPS (3G only)Wireless charging acc, ambient light, gyroscope, haptics, HRM, dual digital mics6-Axis motion sensor, HRM, barometer, vibration motor
Price (base model)TBA$300$350

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17 Comments

1. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Gear s2 is also made of stainless steel, not aluminium, and sports gorilla glass 3.

8. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I heard that too in the presentation. In the mean time Samsung View was glimpsed there http://postimg.org/image/6ymph05ex/

2. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

As usual , Samsung's specs are wrong . Dimensions are given for the 3G version but compare to non-3G watches. Good job:) Why just don't compare non-3G watches??? Gear 2 3G is other category (well, only Samsung is there yet)

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

They even calculated ppi wrong, as always.

10. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

It's on purpose !

3. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Samsung sold many more smartwatches than other Android manufacturers when it was limited to Samsung platform and were geeky looking and bulky. Now they have beautiful design, and open to other Android devices, the sales will be greatly boosted. In fact, they may steal some of the sales from moto and LG.

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

and if Samsung includes iOS support. It's game over. So far Apple and Samsung are improving their wearable platforms faster than Google is right now.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yep, having used the three (albeit limitedly) I'd say Samsung > Apple > Android Wear right now.

4. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Tomorrow's news: LG to release a new smartwatch next month LG GWatch R Bezel Lol...

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Gmae over, no point of other Android Wear manufacturers now. Apple watch will always sell irrespective of whatever quality it is.

11. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Smartwatches are BS anyhow. Only the stand alone 3G watches(Samsung) make some sense, though.

12. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

I think the Huawei is the best in the bunch, bigger, better, with less bezel, oh and better materials. trust me sapphire is a big deal when it comes to scratch resistance!

15. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Please give me a reason to trust you. Give me 10 reasons actually. GO! GOOOOO!...

13. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Definitely go to the Samsung gear, so much limited features on Android wear so no thanks

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The gear s2 should have used sapphire and the strap should have been black leather and not brown but the 39 mm diameter on the classic is spot on for a men's watch and the UI looks fantastic.

16. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Yup, the size is for the classic is perfect. Imagine Samsung is the only one to get it right.

17. nique0201

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

samsung achillies heel is the lack of developer support for tizen i loved my gear S until i wanted to use more than the 20 watch faces available.. so i may go with the huawei for the full round screen. and the saphire display.. plus samsung never updates... it seems like wear adds a feature every week.

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