Samsung officially announces the Gear S2 smartwatch

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Samsung has now officially announced its round Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.

The watch, which until now had been known as the The Gear S2 comes with NFC technology for mobile payments.

Samsung says the watch’s battery can go 2 -3 days on one charge. A wireless charging doc ships with the S2.

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

The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a dark gray case with a Dark gray band, and silver case with a white band. The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a black case with a leather band.

Samsung and other smartwatch makers have been under pressure to come up with some kind of answer to the Apple Watch.

Samsung said at a Tizen developers event July 30 that the new device would feature a rotating bezel for navigating watch content and controlling watch functions.

Specs:

Display: 1.2”, Circular Super AMOLED, 360×360, 302ppi

Processor: Dual core 1.0 GHz

OS: Tizen

Audio: Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+; Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Memory: 4GB Internal Memory / RAM: 512MB

Communications: Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email, – Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads

Health/Fitness: S Health, Nike+ Running

Features:Information: Schedule, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather

Other features: Music Player, Gallery, Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Safety assistance, Privacy lock


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Via:: VentureBeat