Samsung s2 gear test that is-the best smart watch

Posted by Lemons on August 8th, 2016

Samsung has launched the Gear S2 Classic another smartwatch based on Tizen OS on the market. Especially the classic version with leather strap comes over really classy. The technique is just as convincing as the operating system. Unfortunately Tizen OS shares a limitation with Android Wear: there are few apps. As the nearly 339-euro SmartWatch has beaten in Test experiencing their equal.

Gear S2 Classic: So shiny in the sun

Ok, poetry is not my forte. The black housing of Gear S2 Classic shines in light but like a mirror. The best smartwatch looks very noble and depending on the light it shimmers silver or black. Just the bezel looks as if it were coated with ceramic. Normal Gear S2 with a bracelet made of plastic on the other hand looks almost "cheap" from.

The Gear S2 Classic comes from the factory with a standard watch strap (20 mm) made of leather. That's when the Gear S2 different because Samsung used herein a special connection, so that you only need to buy an adapter before you can mount an own bracelet. But the leather strap of S2 Classic is for even more sensitive (water, sweat). Bathing, showering or even swimming one should with the bracelet only conditionally. Too bad, because the rest of the Gear S2 Classic is namely certified to IP68 and therefore dust and waterproof (up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes).

The Gear S2 Classic wears it like a normal wristwatch. The housing is made of stainless steel and the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. On the right side there are two real oppressors. you can go back one step with the upper button and the lower key to get back to the Watch Face. Moreover, it serves as an on / off switch. Between them is the microphone for voice input.

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Gear S2 Classic: Small but nice AMOLED

The Gear S2 uses a (complete) round, 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels (302 ppi). That puts it just behind the Apple Watch (326 ppi) but before the Huawei Watch (286 ppi). The "Flat Tire", ie is not completely circular display like the Moto 360, does not occur here.

Samsung supplies factory 26 Watch Faces that can sometimes still can personalize adaptation options. The maximum brightness can be adjusted in ten stages. Already the first five of which are sufficient. When the sun shines but times brighter, then remain sufficient reserves. Especially since there is also a special outdoor mode.

The operating system Tizen OS is operated via swipe gestures on the screen, as with any other smartwatch also. but Samsung goes one step further and enables operation via a rotatable "bezel" (screen frame). This differs from the normal Gear S2 by small indentations. In my video review of Gear S2 Classic can the bedienugn well understand:

The operation is really intuitive and like it much better than with wrist mobile watch phone surprised with her digital crown. So I will scroll fast times just by messages through the menu or zoome in cards or out. All this goes not with Android Wear.

Samsung Gear S2 Classic: connectivity without e-SIM

The Gear S2 Classic uses to connect to an Android smartphone either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. About own SIM, this variant does not. But there is already a sister model with e-SIM with Vodafone. However, offers no real value, but is it more expensive.

About NFC and Samsung Pay could with the SmartWatch even trigger payment processes. Once the connection is torn over Bluetooth, the watch connects via WLAN - provided phone and watch in the same WLAN are.

With the next software update that Gear S2 Classic is then finally compatible with the iPhone.

The Gear S2 Classic is the way provided by a dual-core CPU from Samsung 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of memory. Unfortunately GPS provides only the version with e-SIM.

Gear S2 Tizen: An OS in the fast lane?

Tizen OS Gear S2Bei the Gear S2 sets Samsung back to the in-house OS Tizen, currently it connects unfortunately only with Android devices. However, the Gear S2 is then to be made in the coming weeks also compatible with iOS devices. For this is just a special companion app developed which then intends to offer all the features like Android.

The individual swiping left and right, confirming my Tapp on the display you already know from Android (Wear). A rotation of the bezel has the same result. The SmartWatch is the end of a menu of both in my optical, as well as via haptic signal (vibration).

The coupling of the smartphone does a Companion App (App Gear). BeiTizen OS Gear S2 smartphones that do not originate from Samsung (Android> 4.4 and 1.5 GB of RAM), you must also install plugin still a Gear. you can now customize the watch design, adjust notifications and manage the (few) apps via the App Gear. The clock shows any notification on whether SMS, email, WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter.

About Gear app to send images and MP3 in the internal memory of the Gear S2. So you can use a Bluetooth headset as an MP3 player the clock go. If you like, but can also remotely control the music player of the smartphone, which also works with Spotify.

According to Samsung, there will be about 1,000 apps for Gear S2. actually there are usually so-called Watch Faces. Nice to look at, but otherwise sinnfrei. Smaller games like Pong, car racing or news apps (CNN, ESPN) are also represented. There is a map app with material from Here. In the fast lane Tizen OS is not, but it also applies for Android Wear.

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