SAMSUNG GALAXY GEAR S2 CLASSIC BLACK SM-R735 SMART WATCH
The Samsung Gear S2 is still a fine choice if you’re an Android user, but we’re looking toward the future – to the Samsung Gear S3, that is. We have some high hopes for the next iteration of Samsung’s excellent smartwatch.
If you’re interested in what’s new, both the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Samsung Gear S3 Frontier feature built-in GPS and increased battery life.
- Buy Samsung Gear S2 (Black) at Amazon for £189.99
We’re currently getting cozy with the latest wearable from Samsung, but until then, the Gear S2 is the best option.
If you’re shopping for a smartwatch today, also consider the Samsung Gear S2 Classic, which packs the same innards as the standard model, but rocks a steel case and leather band.
Also, we’ve added the Samsung Gear S2 to our list of best smartwatches of 2016. Although it isn’t compatible with iOS, it’s the best option outside of Android Wear that you’re going to get.
Lastly, Samsung recently issued an update that brings along some minor improvements, including automatic sleep tracking, some added S Voice commands, and the ability to import your own photo as a watch face, among many other things. Find out more details here.
Original review follows below.
In the past Samsung had a scattergun approach to wearable design, releasing numerous devices with varying form and functionality. It was great if you were looking for something different to the all-too-similar Android Wear devices, but with hindsight, Samsung’s first attempts weren’t very good.
Fast forward to now, Samsung has a much more cohesive, well thoughtout approach in the Gear S2. It’s clear without even touching the new watch, the company practically went back to the drawing board to craft a wearable truly worth your attention.
When looking at the Gear S2, it’s obvious that Samsung has learnt from its past successes and failures. It’s much more wearable than their previous attempts, it looks good and it’s comfortable. More importantly the updated Tizen OS has been perfectly tailored to a smartwatch screen, with perhaps the best user interface I’ve seen on a smartwatch, making excellent use of the tactile rotating bezel.
Tizen also, however, leads to one of the devices biggest downfalls – it’s an immature developer platform, and it lacks apps. But for now, let’s look at the positives.