This is the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch in real life

This is the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch in real life
Last year's Samsung Gear S - the world's first smartwatch to sport a curved display - will soon get a successor called Gear S2. But, instead of having a curved screen, the new wearable device will offer a circular one, as Samsung realized that people actually like round smartwatches.

The Gear S2 will be officially announced in early September at IFA 2015. Until then, Dennis Miloseski, Vice President of Samsung Design America, is showing us what the new smartwatch looks like in real life via a photo posted on Instagram. As you can see below, the Gear S2 is quite elegant, resembling a traditional timepiece (all circular smartwatches do). Not long ago, Samsung released a Gear S2 teaser video, and some promo images (which you can also see below), but nothing compares to a real-life photo.

Like the Gear S, the Gear S2 runs Tizen OS, so if you're looking for an Android Wear experience you'll have to check out other smartwatches. The S2 might include a nano SIM card slot, which would allow users to connect to a cellular network. Other than that, little is known about the new device.

What do you think of the Samsung Gear S2 thus far?


source: Instagram via Android Central

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47 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually looks nice. Let's see if it performs, too.

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

It's going to be my first Smart Watch. Kudos Sammy :)

27. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Likewise, my dude.

47. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Now that's something which you call a decently designed Smartwatch...

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The watch looks terrible. Do not be fooled by the watch face. Look at the watch. It looks like they basically took a galaxy gear and made it round. Look at the band and band connector.

4. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

You can't be serious right now. This looks like an actual watch, which is something that many people find attractive. What exactly is terrible about this? The fact that it supposedly looks like a Galaxy Gear? How is that inherently a bad thing now? "Don't be fooled by the wallpapers. Look at the iPhone 6. It looks like they basically took an iPhone 4 and made it entirely of metal and more curved everywhere. Look at the corners (patented, by the way) and the placement of the speakers and shape of the homebutton." See how ridiculous it sounds to call something terrible simply because it somewhat resembles its own predecessor?

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Ehhh, I think (s)he's talking about the bracelet next to the watch in the first picture. I miss the thumbs down ⬇ button. I think it's quite classy... And leather straps will make it more classy, I believe.

11. willard12 unregistered

Do not be fooled by your lying eyes. I'm telling you, it's terrible.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure. Ha ha. Your rectal discomfort at this looking 1000 times better than the iWatch is hilarious.

13. willard12 unregistered

I can only imagine what his comment would have been if PA would have reported this as Apple Watch 2. They should have done the Kimmel experiment.

34. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

You mean like these people and the "iwatch"???? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9JQsXPd41U

16. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

You are truly pathetic

20. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Haha.. I would never expect you to give any props to any Sammy device..

31. Feanor

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I also don't like it. It screams Samsung design, more electronics than timepiece. Utterly predictable. Some bezels to fit the screen drivers but not too big, so that we don't make zero bezel fans angry, some brushed aluminium colouring and done. Compare this to the vey similar but much nicer LG Watch Urbane LTE. Watch design is not just trying to put all the right elements, thin, bezelless, round screen and done. You need some spice on it too.

35. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

How can you make it bezel free, when the bezel is rotating? Try and use those 2 brain cells you hopefully got left....

37. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

wait? what? you say you dislike more electronics than timepiece and give props to LG Watch Urbane LTE?. Initially I was agreeing with you because I assumed you might be comparing with Rolex or similar brands. But when I saw LG Watch in your comment, you lost all the creditibility.

40. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Why would anyone compare a £300-ish smart watch to a £10,000-ish mechanical piece? These watches aren't even worth the straps alone on, say, a Cartier; of course the design isn't gunna be on the same level.

5. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

World's first curved screen smartwatch? Gear Fit? Also, what if 3 versions are 3G Tizen, WiFi Tizen, and Android Wear? That would be a good move by Samsung to expand its reach of smartwatch buyers.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Ohh yeah looks different from the pics below.

7. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Nice. Too bad it's not Android Wear.

38. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

why? Tizen has been proved much better. Specially in battery life

41. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Because Tizen is dying off, Samsung aren't amazing at updating Tizen (maybe it'll be different now), and the speed of Android Wear's development growth is amazing atm, and the features on Wear are by far the best on all watch based OS'. The Wi-Fi feature alone is the bee's knees. Plus, 45-47 hours battery life on my old LG G Watch, the first Android Wear piece. It was less than a day when I first had it. The battery life is very good on Wear now.

9. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I don't know it is me or everyone can see the 3 dimensional minute and hour hands. They look like a real watch and not flat like any other screens.

14. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Samsung is the king of screen technology, so who knows what they are up to.

45. FluffyBled unregistered

:o Damn ... just noticed! Awesome!

10. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I love the look of the original square Gear S. It looks way cooler to me than this basic watch. I was hoping they'd stick to the square design and maybe give it less bezels and not quite as thick!

15. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

I have a LG Urbane Rose Gold watch and I'm looking forward to having this as my first Tizen watch :-) Kudos to Samsung for making a real classy looking watch that actually resembles a a real timepiece and not Dick Tracy's radio watch AKA Apple Watch! lol

17. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

first smartwatch i am interested in

19. TerryTerius unregistered

In my honest opinion, this is the best looking SmartWatch made by any company thus far, even more so than the Moto G and that's saying something. But, I'm conflicted... I don't know if I should get this as soon as it comes out, or wait for the Tag Heuer watch :/

21. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

First time you used a smiley on PA.

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