Samsung teases Gear S2 smartwatch, announcement coming on September 3

Samsung teases Gear S2 smartwatch, announcement coming on September 3

Everybody loves a good surprise, and that's exactly what Samsung just treated us to. Only minutes before Samsung's Unpacked event ended, we got to see the company's latest smartwatch. Well, kind of. The Samsung Gear S2, as the wearable will be called, was only teased for a few short seconds. Still, there's quite a bit that we know about it already, thanks to the brief teaser video. 

First and foremost, the Samsung Gear S2 sports a circular display. Secondly, it appears to be a pretty good-looking piece of gear. We didn't get to see the wearable from all angles, but we do like what we have seen so far. Apparently, the body of the watch is made of metal, while the band it was paired with for the teaser appeared to be made of white, rubber-like material.

In terms of functionality, we're willing to bet that the Samsung Gear S2 will have a circular navigation ring around its display. While the feature wasn't shown during the demo, the app icons are arranged in a circle. Yet this aside, we're not sure if Samsung's wearable will be any different from other offerings. It is surely able to track the user's activity – to measure their steps and pulse – and to display notifications of all kinds. Further features aren't known yet, however.

Note that the Samsung Gear S2 is not going to be an Android Wear device. It is going to run Samsung's Tizen operating system.

That's about all we know about the Samsung Gear S2 so far. The wearable will be announced officially and demonstrated thoroughly on September 3 in Berlin. Until then, here's a batch of images we managed to extract from the Samsung event livestream video.


source: Samsung

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44 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Pretty flipping sweet.

17. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

That looks so freakin sexy. This is going to be my guest smart watch :)

18. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

*first

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Does look good.. Hopefully it comes with a variety of bands, unlike the Moto360, at the start. Hate leather bands, fingers crossed for black silicone

24. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

It looks like it will come in a black band too.

26. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The stainless steel Rolex Submariner is arguably the most popular watch in the world. If they want $300 from me, it needs to look like a Rolex Submariner and be made of stainless steel.

27. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

but a Submariner made of stainless steel costs a lot more...

29. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

It's more than year for Samsung without a new smartwatch. They surely taking time to make this a proper product.

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I'll definitely take this over Bobby Buster's farm animal p0rn collection :p

2. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

This is the best looking smart watch, give me 1 week battery and iam in.

7. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

End a price tag below $200 ;)

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Highly unlikely, expect $300.

23. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

May be $400.

28. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Gear S was $300, so does gear 2 before that and gear before that, Gear S has sim slot and big screen, it might follow the same price.

25. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

$200 is the MAX these watches are worth. MAX. I will wait until they are the $100 that I think is fair.

43. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You may get the none lte ver for $200 to $ 250

20. Feanor

Posts: 1327; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

No one else apart from me thinks it looks a bit girly? Smartwatches are not just electronics, they are watches too. They need some personality, not this simple, generic design that tries to keep everyone happy.

3. Feanor

Posts: 1327; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Well... Hmm... For a device it looks very nicely designed. For a watch it looks a but generic and feminine. My G Watch R paired with a think leather strap with stitches looks much more masculine.

4. carlemillward unregistered

Last image reminds me of iWatch

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks fantastic actually, although the Huawei watch still looks slightly better. The only issue I might have is that the band looks like it might not be removable like LG's LTE urbane. And the round lugs make it look too sporty and futuristic when I mainly wear business attire.

6. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Very big bezels. I am waiting for new Huawei watch or Moto 360 2.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Eh?! What bezels? That's how a watch looks. In fact the bezels are smaller than watch bezels.

12. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

This is smartwatch not a normal watch. Just compare it to http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/09/moto-360-interesting-things-100413595-primary.idge.jpg What looks better for you? I think that for smartwatch with active display bigger display in smaller body is important. Also look at black-white photo with Samsung watch.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Actually the bezels look better. Anything that looks like a normal watch looks better. The display taking up the entire screen with the spare tire just looks weird. Sorry. Although the Moto 360 2 has better lugs. I can't believe it has taken them this long to make normal watch looking lugs,

22. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Everyone likes something different. I send you a photo of 360 v1.

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yeah I am aware but their was leaked photos of the Moto 360 2 with proper lugs somewhere.

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/new-moto-360-2.jpg See those lugs are normal watch lugs but it still looks weird because the face is still too round and big. It should use those lugs but make the bezel more oval than round so the sharp points of the lugs are not so jarring coming from such a round face.

30. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Dude that Moto 360 looks like a WALL CLOCK on the wrist... When I see it, I think of Flava Flav... YEEEEAAaaaaH BOooiieeee. I'll sport my Note 4 and Gear S another year... O.o

37. AlikMalix unregistered

OH NO FREAKEN WAY!!! From the day I saw the Moto360 and still to today - it was always Flava Flav (I even made some posts a while back with that comparison) Looks a little better in real life, But it's still a pancake.... +1

38. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Your comment made me laugh. I owned a M360 and felt like Flava Flav...yeahhhhh boieeeeee! Looking forward to this.

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