Samsung Comes Full Circle with Introduction of Samsung Gear S2

Oct 20. 2015

Latest Samsung Gear features a versatile circular design for an intuitive, convenient, and enjoyable mobile experience

 

Samsung Comes Full Circle with Introduction of Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Comes Full Circle with Introduction of Samsung Gear S2Samsung Comes Full Circle with Introduction of Samsung Gear S2Samsung Comes Full Circle with Introduction of Samsung Gear S2

Hong Kong – October 20, 2015 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, the company’s latest offering as a result of many years of progressive innovation in the wearables category.

The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, circular UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalize and bring more fun to their mobile experience.

The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensures users will have a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.

Introduced in two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic – Samsung designed the Gear S2 to appeal to two distinct consumer preferences. The Gear S2 Classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.

“For the past several years, Samsung has pioneered and advanced the wearables category, bringing brave new concepts to the smart wearables market,” said Yiyin Zhao, Director of Telecom Business, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co., Ltd. “The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s most progressive innovation. It is the perfect complement for any occasion, easily taking you from day to night, from work to workout—and ensuring that you get more out of every moment in your day, by making it smarter and ultimately more personal and fun.”

A mere 11.4-millimeter thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist. It offers an incredibly vibrant viewing experience for a smartwatch, thanks to its 1.2-inch Super AMOLED circular screen and its 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi). The applications on the Gear S2 can be viewed with amazing clarity so that users don’t miss notification pop-ups. Also, with the latest Tizen OS and an optimized 1-GHz dual core processor, the Samsung Gear S2 can perform tasks easily and efficiently.  

Users can stay connected with notifications feature to check calendars, e-mails, news and can even send important texts directly from their wrist.

New fitness functions on the Samsung Gear S2 will encourage consumers to stay healthy and active. The 24-hour activity log lets users view daily activity progress and patterns at a glance. It will also send reminder updates to motivate users to stay on track with their fitness goals.

All of these connected features will be supported by a battery that can last up to 2-3 days, allowing consumers to stay connected without the hassle of constantly having to recharge. To charge, simply place the Samsung Gear S2 on the magnet wireless charging dock right out of the box.

The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s commitment to openly collaborate with developers and partners to bring increased customization and applications to its devices. Samsung is working closely with partners to offer a range of watch faces and watch bands so that users can have a variety of ways to express their personal style and mood. Users can easily change the band with one click, and change the watch face for a more personalized and sophisticated Gear experience depending on the time, place or occasion.

A variety of apps optimized for the Gear S2’s circular user interface will be available at launch. Through open collaboration with developers and partners, Samsung is continuing to enrich its wearable ecosystem and provide users with a more optimized and unique smart wearable experience.

Samsung Gear S2 Stylish Bands

Samsung’s latest wearable Gear S2 series comes with a variety of changeable bands, providing users with customization options to match with their mood and outfit of the day.

• Samsung Gear S2 - In addition to the two color editions (red and grey) of Basic Bands. Samsung partners with Alessandro Mendini, a well-known Italian designer, to offer four Mendini Bands for Gear S2. Each Mendini band is finely-designed and uniquely stylish, rendering Gear S2 a must-have fashionable item.

• Samsung Gear S2 Classic - also introduces classic band in two color options (brown and grey) for Gear S2 classic that features a sleek and modern design.

Samsung x Chow Tai Fook Special Edition Bands

Samsung joins hands with Chow Tai Fook to launch two special edition bands. It is a first-ever crossover that perfectly blends jewelry design concepts into hi-tech wearables. With a luxurious and extraordinary style, the two special edition bands are 18K White Gold Embossed Genuine Leather Band and S925 Silky Textile Over Genuine Leather Band. The gorgeous bands further elevate the premium and high-end Gear S2to the level of luxury, offering users with unprecedented mobile experience that manifests a harmonious combination of jewelry and technology.

Samsung Gear Apps Recommended Applications

Samsung Gear S2 users can download a wide range of applications through Samsung Gear Apps from Gear Manager to enjoy an upgraded digital experience. The recommended applications include:

Watch Faces

• LINE Characters Watch Face Series: You can download Brown, Cony, Moon, Sally, and Leonard watch face to make your Gear S2 unique from others.

• Alessandro Mendini Watch Face Series: Designed by the famous Italian designer who brings his taste, humor and sense of color to the Gear S2.

Health

• Nike+ Running: Tracks your run and helps you reach your goal. The data will be synchronized to the mobile app for you to prepare the next running.

• S Health: Record your daily activities, measure your health with trackers such as heart rates with the built-in sensors from Gear S2.

Information and News

• CNN App for Gear S2: Get the full breadth and depth of CNN news content on your wrist.

• Bloomberg: At a glance keep up to speed on the latest business news, market indexes and your watchlist stocks.

• The Wall Street Journal: Delivers breaking news from the Journal’s global network of award-winning reporters.

Sports Information

• LiveSoccer - Goals in your wrist (Coming Soon): Get realtime notifications for your favorite teams in all competitions.

• ESPN for Gear: Get upcoming, live, and final game info for your favorite teams.

Samsung Gear Apps allows users expand the utilities of Samsung Gear S2 to achieve your goals.

Availability and Suggested Retail Prices:

Product Name

Color

Suggested Retail Prices

Availability

Samsung Gear S2

Dark Grey

HK$2,588

23 October

Silver

HK$2,588

Mid November

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Black

HK$2,888

23 October

Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic Accessories and Special Edition Bands:

Product

Accessories

Suggested Retail Prices

Availability

Samsung Gear S2

Basic Band (Grey, Red)

HKD288

Late October

Italian designer Mendini Band (Blue Black , Navy, Dark Brown, Black)

HKD488

Blue Black, Dark Brown, Black: late October
Navy: early November

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Classic Band (Grey, Brown)

HKD888

Early November

Chow Tai Fook Special Edition Bands  - 18K White Gold Embossed Genuine Leather Checker Strap (Luxury Version)

HKD29,800

30 October

Chow Tai Fook Special Edition Bands - S925 Silk Fabric Leather Strap
(Chic Version)

HKD2,680

30 October

Samsung Gear S2 Classic and
Gear S2

Wireless Charging Dock (White, Black)

HKD298

TBC

For more product information, please visit www.samsung.com/hk_en or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.

Samsung Gear S2 Classic and Gear S2 (B/T Version) Product Specifications:

Features

Compatible with Android Smartphone:

• Android 4.4 or higher & 1.5GB RAM or higher##

Versatile & Intuitive Circular Display:

• Super AMOLED Circular Screen (360x360)
• Intuitive Circular UX

Beautifully Designed In & Out:

• Rotating Metal Bezel
• Customizable Watch Face:
- Pre-loaded face
- Downloadable new face via Gear Manager
• Interchangeable Band:
- GearS2 Classic: Personalize with standard 20mm band
- GearS2: Personalize with Samsung band

Carry Less & Stay Connected with Simple Ease:

• Check & Reply Whatsapp (Pre-set/Default Message, Emoticon, Voice/Keypad Input)
• Instant Notifications: Incoming Call, Message (eg: WeChat, LINE,), Email and Time to Get Moving
• Pick up phone call while connecting Bluetooth Headset with Smartphone

Track Your Health with 24hr Activity Log:

• S Health, Pedometer, Heart Rate, Nike+ Running

Long Lasting Battery:

• Usage: Around 2-3 Days 
• Wireless & Magnetic Charging Dock▲▲
• Battery Saving Mode

Other Features:

• IP68 Dust and Water Resistance (It can withstand 1.5m water immersion for up to 30 min.)^^
• Samsung Gear Apps Store: Download Apps for Gear S2 / Gear S2 Classic via “Samsung Gear Apps Store” in Gear Manager
• Music Play
• Smart Relay: Show more on phone
• S Voice (eg.: Composing Message, Set Alarm, Check Weather, etc.)
• Find My Device: It helps you to find the location of your smartphone by making your smartphone to play a sound and its screen will be turned on.

Gear Manager:

• Download Gear Manager via Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy Apps Store by Smartphone
• Manage the connected GearS2 / GearS2 Classic

Operating Platform***

Tizen based wearable platform

Dimension

• GearS2 Classic: 39.9(L) x 43.6(W) x 11.4(D) mm
• GearS2: 42.3(L) x 49.8(W) x 11.4(D) mm

Weight

• GearS2 Classic: 42g
• GearS2: 47g

Display

1.2” Full Circular Super AMOLED Display(360 x 360, 302 ppi)

Processor

1GHz Dual core

Memory

4GB (RAM:512MB)

Color+

• GearS2 Classic: Black
• GearS2: Dark Grey / Silver

Battery*

250mAh (Standard Usage:~2-3 Days)

Audio Play Format

• Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
• Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Sensor

Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, HRM, Light Ambient

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

Bluetooth®#

v4.1 (A2DP,AVRCP)

Wireless Connectivity

NFC

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲▲It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger.

***Please visit www.samsung.com/hk_en for the latest Operating Platform

Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

^^ IP68: IP stands for "Ingress Protection'. 1st number refers to protection against solid foreign objects and the 2nd number refers to protection against harmful ingress of water.

   - IP6X; No ingress of dust. Complete protection against entry of dust.

   - IPX8: Protection against temporary immersion (at depth of 1.5 meter for 30 minutes)

## Use only with a Smartphone running Android 4.4 or higher &1.5GB RAM or higher. Supported devices vary depending on user’s region, operator, device brand. Gear S2 / Gear S2 Classic’s function may vary depending on your connected Smartphone. Please visit www.samsung.com/hk_en for the compatible Android Smartphone

Notes:

All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit: www.samsung.com.

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