Take a Timeless Journey with Samsung Gear S2, with e-SIM and Rotating Bezel

By CIOReview | Monday, September 14, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Samsung expands its Gear line up of wearable devices, with two new variants Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. The watch comes with a rotating bezel, along with Home and Back buttons for quicker, more precise method for comfortably accessing notifications and applications.

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

The elegant looking smartwatch, which is 11.4-millimeter thin, has a 1.2-inch circular screen that comes with 360 x 360 resolution. It has the latest Tizen OS and a 1-GHz dual core processor with a 4 GB internal memory and 512 MB RAM. Moreover, the Gear S2 is water and dust resistant (IP68 certified) and offers Bluetooth 4.1 as well as WiFi connectivity.

The watch includes NFC for bill payments and other wireless services with an available option of 3G service. But the most stand out feature about the watch is the incorporation of first of its kind e-SIM with voice capability, to make calls and perform tasks without the phone being closely tethered nearby. The e-SIM is a new standard being promoted by the GSMA and it comes embedded with the device and cannot be removed.

Users can check calendars, e-mails, news and can send text messages, all at a glance with the watch. The applications on the watch can be viewed with amazing clarity so that users don’t miss out the notification pop-ups.

Apart from these features, the 24-hour activity log lets users view daily activity progress and patterns on a go. It sends reminder updates to motivate users to stay on track with healthy and active habits.

The smartwatch sports a 250 mAh and 300 mAh battery for its normal and 3G variant respectively. Samsung claims the device’s 250 mAh battery to last up to 2-3 days; which is yet another interesting feature to look out for. It also comes with a wireless charger for hassle-free charging, so users simply has to place the watch on the wireless charging dock for charging.

The smartwatch has got a varied range of usability that extends to smart car keys, residential room keys, and also remote controls to manage a connected home.

The Samsung Gear S2 is available in a dark gray case with a dark gray band and silver case with a white band. Whereas, Samsung Gear S2 classic is available in a black case with a leather band.