Samsung Gear S2 review: Shifting gears around

4 November, 2015
Samsung is definitely a veteran on the smartwatch scene, perhaps even more so than LG. The Korean giant has already done a few experiments in the field, some of which arguably quite successful, but the Gear S2 might just be the biggest one yet.

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  • Anonymous

AnonD-5197, 05 Nov 2015Airview has same function as 3d Touch. 3D Touch is newer technol... moreYou are right, many tend to forget that Samsung (and all big manufacturers) is limited by the OS (Android) and its applications/ecosystem. They can't use any new tech directly "just to be first" unlike Apple which has total control on both hardware and OS (and then ecosystem).

They would just toss some money around and make even less profit than usual on something poorly or mostly unusable as simple as that. It's pure maths.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2015Sony has no voice service on their own. You are basically compar... morethe 2 of them = Google voice (that you were talking about) and Samsung S-voice

  • Anonymous

AnonD-463014, 05 Nov 2015There are some misses with this device. Samsung S Voice has most... moreSony has no voice service on their own. You are basically comparing a Samsung service to no service at all. I don't know for their watches but on Samsung phones you can use whatever you want between the 2 of them.

  • AnonD-463014

There are some misses with this device. Samsung S Voice has mostly failed for me so far, and has been at a 50% success rate with voice actions. My Sony AndroidWear Watch, on the other hand, has about a 90ish% success rate.

  • AnonD-5197

AnonD-411799, 05 Nov 2015airview is different than a 3d touch which detects pressure sens... moreAirview has same function as 3d Touch. 3D Touch is newer technology, sure, but they had to use the new tech for an already existing function. What a waste.

  • AnonD-411799

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2015and also 64bit ~~ that time samsung only know put lot of lot of ... moreyep. quad core processor 200gb ldpd ram. 300mp camera!. not a single word about 64bit before iphone.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2015and also 64bit ~~ that time samsung only know put lot of lot of ... moreGuys, 64bit was a natural evolution to smartphones as they are, in actual fact, pocket going computers. Plus this is about watches so leave it alone. Everyone copies everyone. So enjoy your iJailed, HTC rip off and stop bashing on other brands ;)

  • techmad

A very fine watch indeed. This, along with LG Watch Urbane 2 and Huawei Watch, are extremely tempting!! Alas, $350 is quite a mouthful for me so will wait for some cool deals to drop by soon.

Nonetheless, applaud the work Samsung has done with their constant reinvention of devices all together. As the famous saying goes, Change is the only Constant in life!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-411799, 05 Nov 2015yeah i know that. samsung fan boys will be like "apple didn't in... moreand also 64bit ~~ that time samsung only know put lot of lot of core in it

  • AnonD-411799

AnonD-364786, 05 Nov 2015samsung may very well come up with a triangle smartwatch if they... moredoubt that, but they will for sure if apple comes up with a triangle design. and samsung fanboys will be like "the triangle design was innovated by a commentator in gmsarena". lol
i am waiting for gear s2 mini, ultra, prime, grand, hd, uhd.

  • pt020

Will buy me the Classic,but 400€ is much too much.

  • AnonD-411799

AnonD-462710, 05 Nov 2015Ignorant person, almost everything you say is a lie and a farce.... moreairview is not 3d touch.
hovering != pressing. learn some basics. airview is useless features. it works sometimes, like all samsung gimmicky features. its not perfect at all. and heard samsung is introducing force touch on their s7. lol keep copying.

PS: if you like gear s2 then go buy it, lol looks like a kids watch!

  • AnonD-411799

AnonD-442781, 05 Nov 2015You silly troll. The features of 3d touch, quick settings an... moreairview is different than a 3d touch which detects pressure sensitivity. and if, what you said was true then why didn't samsung put airview(your version of 3d tocuh) on s6 edge, s6 plus minus whatever shit it is.? now they are going to introduce 3d touch(oops samsung force touch) into s7! and hey apple is going to remove home button too, go tell that to samsung. so that s7 can come up without home button and say they were the "innovators". facts != trolls.

  • AnonD-462710

AnonD-411799, 05 Nov 2015samsung always copies from other specially iphone & when i s... moreIgnorant person, almost everything you say is a lie and a farce. Why don't you go back to McDonalds flipping burgers and let the adults speak. You are a known troll and everyone knows that. Samsung had Airview long before Apple's 3D Touch which Apple copied from Samsung with the same functionality. Please get back to reality and stop your delusions of grandeur. Apple copies and steals everything from every company and yet their delusional cheerleaders claim they are being copied, get real no one believes your lies.

  • AnonD-442781

AnonD-411799, 05 Nov 2015that advanced featured copied from whom? samsung only comes up w... moreYou silly troll.

The features of 3d touch, quick settings and preview, were an exact copy of the features of air view.
They copied power saving mode too
They copied larger phones
They copied phablets, but couldnt do it without making it heavier and bigger with a lower screen size.
They copied the hardware design (where the power button is, headphone jack, etc.)
They copied the s-pen.
Multitasking, but they couldn't do it properly.

And that's just from Samsung.

And stop being ridiculous. If they had put the fingerprint scanner on the side you would obviously be saying their copying moto. Its easier to put it on the front because you have more space anyway.
And in regards to smart watches, normal watches are circle, normal phones are square. I can only hope you're trolling when mentioning either one.

Samsung innovates, Apple follows the market trend. Their one innovation of their own since 2010 was 3d touch, and the best they could manage was copying Samsung's features.

  • AnonD-364786

AnonD-411799, 04 Nov 2015yeah samsung is a big copy-cat. gear 1 = apple watch, gear 2 = a... moresamsung may very well come up with a triangle smartwatch if they find your post :P

  • AnonD-411799

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2015they already announce that they will used 3d touch on their S7yeah i know that. samsung fan boys will be like "apple didn't invent the 3d touch blah blah blah". if apple didn't then why didn't samsung bought up 3d touch on their s devices. now that its on the iphone 6s, & 6s plus, they are implementing on their upcoming s7! like the finger print reader.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-411799, 05 Nov 2015samsung always copies from other specially iphone & when i s... morethey already announce that they will used 3d touch on their S7

  • AnonD-411799

AnonD-462710, 05 Nov 2015Just like Apple copied the bigger Note? Just like copied the No... moresamsung always copies from other specially iphone & when i say "copy" its exactly a copy. like you said moto made the first smartphone with the finger print reader, but it was on the side not on the home button, have any oem done that on their smartphone then why did samsung copy that too?. when is samsung going to remove home button? when apple removes it? lol. samsung is just a immitating brand. and s2 immitating moto 360. whats next samsuuung force touch. wow so innovative.

  • AnonD-411799

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2015Use your brain, he's right, you are trying too hard by mixing u... morethat advanced featured copied from whom? samsung only comes up with unwanted gimmicky features.