Samsung Gear S2 | Hands On

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Today Samsung released the next generation of their Gear lineup of smartwatches with the Gear S2. The new iteration is different from it’s predecessor in that it sports a round watch face and also a turn-able bezel that activates menu controls for applications, widgets and more. Dave Ng, Product Manager at Samsung gave us a test drive of some of the new features.

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6 thoughts on “Samsung Gear S2 | Hands On

    driven01

    (January 20, 2019 - 2:52 am)

    Compared to my (old) Samsung Gear 2 (not S2), this watch removes these features:- No camera- No IR control- No phone calls over Bluetooth (Which IS available in the 3G model, but the classic doesn't come in the 3G model)I suppose I gain aesthetics and possibly better apps. (Tizen and Android Wear has never had great apps to start with)
    Overall the only "deal breaker" feature there is the Bluetooth voice.  I find I use that more than expected.  (Most of the Tizen/Android based phones seem to be dropping this now if they ever had it, but even Apple Watch has this feature, and Samsung used to feature advertise it!)Overall, I'm not sure why I would pay more to get less features??  Nearly two years after the Gear 2, the Gear S2 comes out that's even less functional.  I'm not sure what Samsung is going for here.

    Darnit Productions

    (January 20, 2019 - 2:52 am)

    did you have to go in the uber?

    bob dash

    (January 20, 2019 - 2:52 am)

    I like.

    Billy M

    (January 20, 2019 - 2:52 am)

    Would luv a screen flip or reverse orientation setting so lefties could have the same convenient interaction with the back and home buttons that right handed folks enjoy.
    Please ask Samsung about such a feature. Thanks

    Dane Reid

    (January 20, 2019 - 2:52 am)

    I doubt this will sell.

    Mahir Uddin

    (January 20, 2019 - 2:52 am)

    Applewatch still rules this area.

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