Samsung Gear S2 Follows In Apple’s Footsteps With iOS Help, Gold And Platinum Variants

Samsung Gear S2 Follows In Apple’s Footsteps With iOS Support, Gold And Platinum Variants

When Samsung unveiled the Gear S2, it seemed lot like Samsung’s reply to the Apple Watch. And the corporate introduced one other transfer on this path immediately by unveiling a brand new 18-karat rose gold and platinum Gear S2. Just like the Apple Watch, it’s made from actual gold and it’s not simply gold-coloured.

The brand new variants with matching leather-based bands might be out there in February for an undisclosed worth. It could be cheaper than the gold Apple Watch as Samsung doesn’t historically goal the style market.

Additionally new immediately, the Samsung Gear S2 solely labored with chosen Samsung telephones. Later this yr, the corporate goes so as to add iOS help, making it a direct Apple Watch competitor.

The Gear S2 runs Tizen, and the corporate has been actively reaching out to companions to construct apps for the system. Yow will discover CNN, Bloomberg, eBay, ESPN, Uber and Voxer are a number of the apps at present out there on the Gear S2.

The corporate can also be including Samsung Pay help “later this yr.” Samsung Pay is out there within the U.S., the U.Okay., Spain, China and shortly Australia, Singapore and Brazil.

Once we tried the Gear S2, it had a surprisingly good wanting interface. Particularly, the spinning bezel works fairly nicely.

Present Gear S2 customers will be capable of purchase new bands and set up new watch faces that includes paintings from Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat and others.

So Samsung is slowly however certainly making the Samsung Gear S2 extra compelling. However the primary query stays: are sensible watches right here to remain?

Samsung Gear S2 Follows In Apple’s Footsteps With iOS Support, Gold And Platinum Variants