The Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch from the South Korean tech giant. It has a round face with a rotating bezel. With the Gear S2, the company has embraced the round-faced model after making five smartwatches with either a square or rectangular face. While the Gear S2 could probably be the best smartwatch to buy to date, it does fall off short in some areas. There are missing pieces that sometimes make it frustrating to deal with. Still, it does have a great new navigation function, and it will handle notifications better than any of the previous Gear devices that have already been released. And hey, the watch does look pretty snazzy on your wrist.
The Samsung Gear S2 Has a Lot of Potential But Falls Off Short
Many are wondering why the Samsung Gear S2 left out one of the key elements to being a smartwatch – the ability to create reminders. Think about this – for example you’re on a very busy schedule and you have your hands full with your briefcase on one hand and you have your favorite coffee blend on the other to keep you on the go. Now, with all the hustle and bustle going around in your head, you might have forgotten about a few things, like pay a bill, or even buy dinner for the kids.
The scenario sounds like a perfect job for a great wearable tech such as the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, right? But sadly, it cannot. So what do you have to do? Put down either the briefcase or your coffee drink, pull out your smartphone just to check your To-Do list. So what’s going to happen next? Those will be some precious seconds, or even minutes wasted as you need to rush along to get to an important business meeting. The end result is that you’re brain and body will be more stressed than ever.
While not exactly the end of the world, but it does give us a reason to ponder why the South Korean tech company left out this all important feature. But aside from this, the new Samsung smartwatch does perform well. It has a rotating bezel which is also the watch’s navigation function. The bezel will let users take control of the watch’s UI, menus, and messages without the need to block the screen with your finger. The Samsung Gear S2 still has many strengths over its flaws. It can even be a great contender for the smartwatch of the year.