Samsung Gear S2 on show in teaser video

The round face smartwatch is looking pretty sweet
Samsung Gear S2 in new teaser video

Samsung really wants you to know about its new flagship smartwatch before it officially announces it. Last week, the company teased the Gear S2 at its Unpacked event in New York and now it has released a teaser video showing off the round-face action, complete with a weather forecast, stopwatch, fitness tracker, heartbeat monitor and more.

The 30 second video shows a number of features coming to the Gear S2 when it launches on 3 September.

What makes Gear S2 stand out from other round-faced smartwatches is its operating system. Samsung's unique Tizen-based operating system looks to make full use of every pixel on the screen, unlike the 'flat-tyre' Moto 360 and the forthcoming Fossil smartwatch.

You may recall that, back in April of 2015, Samsung unofficially announced that the next generation Gear would feature a round operating system by publishing a software development kit (SDK) for developers that featured the circular design.

The video brings us closer than ever to seeing what that SDK is being used for.

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The video also confirms that Gear S2 will come with a heart rate monitor and implies that there will be a rotating bezel instead of a Digital Crown style selector.

As noted at the end of the video, Samsung will officially launch Gear S2 at this year's IFA in Berlin on 3 September. We will be on hand to bring you all the news that's fit to wear during the consumer trade show event.

2 Comments

  • jgalea says:

    I guess the question in my mind is will people be willing to buy a watch running Tizen rather than Android wear. Samsung have bounced between Tizen and Android Wear. Tizen has to date been a better watch but far less supported. 

  • xToddrick says:

    Round is a poor design choice for a device that displays data, images, and video.

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