The Samsung Gear S2 Sets a New Standard for Smartwatches

Oct 01. 2015

Latest Samsung Gear features a versatile circular design with intuitive functionality for a more convenient and enjoyable experience


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 01 October, 2015 – Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, the company’s latest offering resulting from many years of progressive innovation in the wearables category.


The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom User Experience (UX) and advanced features that enable wearers to enhance, personalise and deliver more to their mobile experience. By simply rotating the bezel of the Gear S2, users can quickly and easily access a series of notifications and applications.


The Samsung Gear S2 has been launched with two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic – each designed to appeal to distinct consumer taste and preferences. The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more traditional watch design as it offers an elegant black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for enthusiasts who love the minimal and modern design.


“The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s most progressive innovation. A perfect fit for any occasion, easily taking the user from day to night, from work to exercising at the gym - and ensuring that one gets more out of every moment in their day by making it smarter, personal and ultimately, more fun,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA.


Purposeful Circular Design for Intuitive User Experience
The Samsung Gear S2 features an elegant circular display, along with premium finishes that reflects the aesthetic of a more familiar, traditional watch. The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensures customers have more comfortable and precise control with a quicker, more instinctive method to access notifications and applications than ever before.


A mere 11.4 mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist. It offers an incredibly vibrant view for a smartwatch due to its 1.2-inch circular screen and its 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi (pixels per inch). The applications on the Gear S2 can be viewed with amazing clarity so that users won’t miss any prompt notifications pop-ups in their busy lives.

 

The band can be easily changed with one click, as well as the watch’s interface for a more personalised and sophisticated Gear experience depending on the time, place or occasion.

Thanks to the latest Tizen OS and a wearable optimised 1 GHz dual core processor, the Samsung Gear S2 performs tasks easily and efficiently.  


Seamless Usability for Everyday Life
The Samsung Gear S2 is optimised for seamless, everyday use with enhanced wearable technologies. At-a-glance, consumers can stay connected with notifications to check calendars, e-mails, news or send important texts directly from their wrist - and with the Gear S2 offering 3G connectivity and the first e-SIM embedded wearable device with voice capability, users can do all that even when their phone isn’t close by.


New fitness functions on the Samsung Gear S2 encourage consumers to stay healthy and active. The 24-hour activity log allows daily activity progress and patterns to be viewed at a glance to stay on track of fitness goals. In addition, auto activity recognition updates the wearer to stay active.


For the ultimate convenience on-the-go, the Samsung Gear S2 comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that can enable consumers to make payments without the need for a wallet. In addition, Samsung is working with a wide selection of partners across different industries to expand wearable usability and streamline consumers’ mobile lives in a variety of ways, including smart car keys, residential room keys and remote controls that help manage a connected home.


All of these connected features are supported by a battery that can last up to 2 - 3 days, allowing people to stay connected without the hassle of constantly having to recharge. When it needs to be charged, simply place the Samsung Gear S2 on the wireless charging dock right.


Open Collabouration to Enrich Broader Eco-system
The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s commitment to open collabouration with developers to bring increased customisation, applications and control to its devices. Through these partnerships, Samsung is continuing to enrich its wearable ecosystem and provide users with a more optimised and unique smart wearable experience. Samsung is working closely with partners to offer a range of watch faces and bands to give consumers various ways to express their personal mood and style. 


“Throughout the journey of bringing new innovations and concepts to the smart wearable market for the past several years, Samsung has bravely pioneered this category with its advanced wearable portfolio,” concludes Fleischer.


The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Grey case with a Dark Grey band and Silver case with a White band. The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a Black case with a Black Leather band.*


For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.


*Depending on market availability.


Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic Product Specifications:
Display 1.2”, Circular Super AMOLED, 360 x 360, 302 ppi
AP Dual core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen based wearable platform
Audio 1 Mic
Codec: MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Memory Storage: 4 GB Internal Memory / RAM: 512 MB
Features Communications:
- Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email,
- Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads
Health & Fitness:
- S Health, Nike+ Running, Healthy Watch Face and Widget
Information:
- Schedule, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather
Media:
- Music Player, Gallery
Others:
- S Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode,
Safety assistance, Privacy lock
IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Services Samsung Gear Apps
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth®: 4.1
NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
Dimension Gear S2 : 42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4 mm (47 g)
Gear S2 classic : 39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4 mm (42 g)
Battery Wireless Charging
250 mAh Li-ion
Typical Usage 2 ~ 3 days

* 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.


* Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configuration, and device usage”.

 


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 our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.


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Phathutshedzo Nepfumbada
Samsung Electronics South Africa
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078 213 4975
p.nepfumbada@samsung.com