Samsung has uploaded a new promotional video of its upcoming Gear S2 smartwatch. The entire focus of the clip is on the "Circular UX" of the watch.
According to the promotional video, upon turning the bezel of the Samsung Gear S2, users can switch between different features. The listed features include music player, S Health and Messages, among others. The Messages option will apparently allow the usage of emojis while texting. The S Health app has been shown to act as a timer, as well as to monitor heart beat. [Scroll down to check out the video.]
The idea behind the promo video is to showcase Samsung’s own Tizen OS’ prowess to switch between various functions effortlessly by just turning the bezel. Meanwhile, Phone Arena says the video uses the Cash Cash's "Kiss The Sky" song track released in 2013.
Moving on to specifications of the Gear S2, Phone Arena says the smartwatch carries a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, bundled with 360 x 360 pixels screen resolution. This translates to a solid pixel density of 302 ppi.
Under the hood, the device comes powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and backed by 512 MB of RAM. On the software front, as mentioned earlier, Tizen OS has taken over from the widely-used Android Wear platform of Google.
When it comes to memory configuration, the Samsung Gear S2 comes equipped with 4 GB of native storage space. The device supports standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. To top it all off, the watch has apparently been IP 68 certified. Lastly, the South Korean tech giant vouches for two to three days of battery life with the help of the 250 mAh battery cell on board.
According to Tech Times, the Gear S2 is expected to give strong competition to the next-generation Apple Watch, expected to be released next year. As of today, Amazon has listed this smartwatch at a price of $249. The original price of the device is 299.99. This means, buyers get 17 percent discount.
Here, check out the promotional video of the Samsung Gear S2: (Credit: YouTube/Samsung Mobile)