Samsung aims to compete in the top wearable segment with its Gear S2. Earlier this week, the company presented its Tizen-powered Gear S2 smart watches, focusing on design and with classical round-faced styles that arrive in platinum and 18K gold versions.
The recent Gear S2 items came out in Nov with most styles having a price tag of $300; however, the costs were not stated for the upcoming Classic editions. The interior elements of the previous versions will remain unchanged in Samsung’s Classic series and the watches will arrive on the market next month.
The Classic wearables will sport the 1.2” round screen, a multi-core application chip and 4 GB of inner memory. The gadgets will feature wireless charging for their 250-mAh battery, which is said to last up to two days with regular utilization.
The advantage of these recent smart watches is represented by Samsung’s ongoing persistence to use the Tizen OS. Its previous watch designs that were operating on the Android Wear platform are discontinued for now, according to the company.
Tizen offers more control to the producer, said Samsung’s officials for cellular product marketing in the United States. They highlighted that the South Korean giant is a close associate of Google for Android use in the Galaxy smart phones and other gadgets.
Furthermore, the Tizen-powered smart watches can also operate with the majority of Android cellular phones. Nowadays, there are around 1,500 applications that are compatible with Samsung’s wearables, this representing a small part of the incredible number of mobile applications available in the online stores.
Samsung declared in a tech meeting that its watches will comply with iOS gadgets in the next months, but did not offer other details regarding this interesting subject for many Apple fans. That means that its Gear S devices, which now can be connected via wireless options to Android smart gadgets, will be capable to connect to iPads and iPhones after the assistance process is finished.
The company is also offering Tizen-powered mobile phones, such as the Z3 model, outside the United States. However, the US-branch representatives of the organization said there are no further plans about when similar devices will appear in North America.
Samsung’s capability to entice independent Tizen app designers to build the latest software could represent the determining factor in the company’s potential smart watch success, as various experts have affirmed.
They said that it is noticeable a constant progress in working with Tizen professionals, but some analysts think the upcoming years for Tizen designers and their OS will represents a tenuous process.
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