It seems Samsung is really serious about wearables- the company in its official YouTube channel teased a new upcoming smartwatch Samsung Gear S2. The device looks different to its predecessor Gear S which the company launched in September last year.
Though the company has not unveiled more about the device except “What’s next is circular. The new Samsung Gear S2 is coming. Ready to turn” we can assume from the teaser that it might give a tough fight to its rival Apple Watch.
Earlier Samsung launched Gear S with curved 2-inch AMOLED display that measured at 260×480 resolution. It had a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor alongside 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM with several other features like GPS sensor, an accelerometer, gyroscope, UV detector, barometer, and heart rate monitor.
The Samsung Gear S2 seems to have more enhanced features than its predecessor. You will be able to make calls and send a message from your smartwatch without relying on your phone. Though it is not clear how the keypad will look like in the rounded display.
From the teaser, it is confirmed that the device will be round shaped with a metal band. Gear S2 will probably have few optimized app like a weather app, a time zone app, a stopwatch app and a sports-tracking app. It also assumed that the smartwatch will come with heart-rate sensor and fitness level calculator – to measure your activity levels and calculate the number of calories burned daily.