Samsung also has yet to deliver the iPhone compatibility it promised for the Gear S2 back in January. And its app selection is still pretty weak. This summer, the company introduced its Samsung Gear Fit 2 -- a mini fitness smartwatch featuring a slim design, beautiful curved AMOLED display, GPS, heart-rate monitoring, onboard music storage for up to 1,000 songs, all-day fitness and sleep tracking and automatic exercise detection. Despite relatively short battery life and some shortcomings for the hard-core athlete, it's a great-looking, feature-packed fitness band.
Editors' note: The Samsung Gear S2 review, first published in October 2015 and updated since, follows, No one has really truly nailed the next great smartwatch, While the Apple Watch landed in April, Google's Android Wear smartwatches have already been around for more than a year, Some of them look really nice, But they all top 5 iphone screen protectors run the same software underneath, And even after a 2015 software update, however, it hasn't changed enough to really make any of these watches feel new and different, Now imagine if someone reinvented the Android smartwatch, And that someone was Samsung, What would that be like?..
The Samsung Gear S2 is that watch. I've been wearing it for several weeks and, yes, I really like it, both for what it does and for how it's designed. And for how it advances thinking about smartwatches. But forgive me, I have a hard time recommending that you plunk down $300 (AU$499 or £299) and scoop it up. Why? A dearth of apps, mostly. And, from time to time, a lack of some of the deeper smartwatch hooks that lurk in Apple Watch-to-iPhone and Android Wear-to-Android phone, enabling even deeper connected functions.
But as a reference design for how watches should look next? Wow, it's cool, And it's brought sexiness back to Android-compatible watches (alas, it doesn't work with iPhones), It is the best-designed smartwatch next top 5 iphone screen protectors to the Apple Watch, And yes, it's going to have an uphill battle competing against two very aggressive platforms in Android Wear and Apple Watch, This is a watch I really liked wearing, Editors' note (January 5, 2016): Samsung has announced that it will be bringing iOS compatibility to the Gear S2, as well as two new colors (rose gold and platinum), later in 2016..
There are already many round Android smartwatches: Moto 360 , Huawei Watch , the LG Watch Urbane and so on. Here's a secret: They don't do anything differently than square-screened ones. The round look is all for show -- and it does make round Android watches look more attractive. Get closer, though, and their beauty is only skin-deep. Android Wear doesn't do anything differently with interface or hardware across all the various watches..by design. But that makes the watches start to blend together, and prevents them from being ambitious or unique.