Samsung Comes Full Circle with the Launch of Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, a result of years of progressive innovation in the wearables category.

The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalise and bring more fun to their mobile experience.The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensure users will have a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.

Specially designed for consumers with distinct preferences, the Gear S2 is available in two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic.The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.

“For several years, Samsung has advanced the wearables category, bringing brave new concepts to the smart wearables market,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore. “The Samsung Gear S2 reflects our most progressive innovation, and serves as a strong testament to our relentless pursuit to push the boundaries in this category. We’ve designed the Gear S2 to complement the wearer’s style for any occasion – be it for day or night, from work to a night out – while making it smarter and ultimately more personal and fun.”

A mere 11.4mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist. It offers an incredibly vibrant viewing experience for a smartwatch, thanks to its 1.2-inch circular screen and 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi). Applications on the Gear S2 can be viewed with amazing clarity, such that users do not miss notification pop ups. Also, with the latest TizenTM Platform and an optimised 1GHz Dual Core Processor, the Samsung Gear S2 can perform tasks easily and efficiently.

Users can stay connected with notifications to check calendars, emails, news and even send important texts directly from their wrist. 

New fitness functions on the Samsung Gear S2 will encourage consumers to stay healthy and active. The 24-hour activity log allows users to view daily activity progress and patterns at a glance. Tracking water and caffeine intake is also a breeze. It will also send reminder updates to motivate users to stay on track with their fitness goals. With IP68 rating (dust and water resistant)1 and Smart Sensors, Gear S2 is designed for users’ active lifestyles.

All of these connected features will be supported by a battery that can last up to 3 days2, allowing consumers to stay connected without the hassle of constantly having to recharge. To charge, simply place the Samsung Gear S2 on the wireless charging dock right out of the box.

The Samsung Gear S2 also reflects Samsung’s commitment to openly collaborate with developers and partners to bring increased customisation and applications to its devices. Samsung is working closely with partners to offer a range of watch faces and watch bands so that users can have a variety of ways to express their personal style and mood. Consumers can easily replace the band with one click to suit the time, place or occasion, and change the watch face for a more personalised look.

A variety of apps optimised for the Gear S2’s circular user interface will be available at launch. Through open collaboration with developers and partners, Samsung is continuing to enrich its wearable ecosystem to provide users with a more optimised and unique smart wearable experience. 

The Samsung Gear S2 is also compatible with most AndroidTM smartphones3 operating with AndroidTM 4.4 and 1.5GB RAM, and above.

Local Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Gray case with a Dark Gray band and Silver case with a White band from 2 October 2015 at a recommended retail price of $448.

The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a Black case with a Leather band from 2 October 2015 at a recommended retail price of $548.

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