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Four key features of Samsung's newest smartwatch Gear S2

The Gear S2 promises two to three days of battery life, compared to Apple Watch's 18 hours.

BT Online   New Delhi     Last Updated: September 1, 2015  | 12:20 IST
Four key features of Samsung's newest smartwatch Gear S2
The Gear S2 (Photo: www.samsung.com)

South Korean MNC Samsung on Monday unveiled its newest smartwatch, the Gear S2, with a circular face and more battery life than the Apple Watch.

Samsung smartwatches face tough competition from Apple Watch, mainly, due to limited selection of apps. However, the company has promised a variety of apps designed for the new watch's circular face, but it didn't provide details. It said demos of the new apps will come Thursday at the IFA tech show in Berlin.

Here are the key details of the Gear S2 you must not miss:

 

  • CIRCULAR FACE: Gear S2 comes full circle with a durable stainless steel body that sits slim and sleek on the wrist. The company claims that customizing the watch face and changing watch bands is very easy, hence it's a device for all occasions..
  • STYLE: The S2 will come in two styles - classic and modern - with various colors and bands.
  • PHONE REQUIREMENT: Apple Watch requires an iPhone, and the S2 will likely require an Android device from Samsung. Some models will have 3G cellular capabilities that let them do more without the phone nearby. The 3G models will likely cost more and won't include a service plan, which is typically $5 to $10 a month in the US when added to a phone plan.
  • BATTERY LIFE: The S2 promises two to three days of battery life, compared to Apple Watch's 18 hours.

(With Inputs From AP)

 

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