Introducing The Stylish (Smart) Watch
The following article has been sponsored by Samsung
The smartwatch world has long had a problem. Early-adopters loved the high-tech timepieces, but the rest of us weren’t ready to lose the style of our regular watches.
What the industry needed was a game-changer, a smartwatch for people who still loved to rock a stylish watch. The Samsung Gear S2* is this watch and it piques the best of both worlds. On one hand, the techies get some of the digital functionality they want. On the other, the fashion-forward men get a stylish watch that matches the rest of their wardrobe.
A Master Of All Styles
The first thing you notice about the Gear S2 is that it looks like a real watch. It nixes the cumbersome rectangular shape in favour of a round design. For classicists, it’s a familiar and approachable aesthetic. You can pair with a surprising number of things without looking out of place.
The standard Gear S2 features a rubber strap and a slightly sportier aesthetic, while the Classic looks more like a traditional timepiece with lugs and a leather strap. Neither feels bulky, heavy or uncomfortable on the wrist – just the way modern timing should be.
Spin To Suit Your Lifestyle
The standout feature of the Gear S2 is the insanely cool rotating bezel. Using a rotating bezel to navigate through menus and information pages is so intuitive.
Why are people loving it? For starters, it means not always needing to read a small screen that’s partially covered by a finger when swiping or tapping. It’s both functional and fun in one fluid experience.
The bezel isn’t the only way Samsung makes practical use of the watch’s sleekround design. The Gear S2 uses Samsung’s Tizen operating system, which means everything is designed with the circular screen in mind. Apps and menus fit the 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display and they look flawless on it – sharp, colourful, and easy to read both outdoors and indoors.^
Making Your Smartwatch Yours
Samsung offers several opportunities to adapt the Gear S2 to your personal sense of style. Once you’ve got the basics down, you can customise further with Samsung’s proprietary watch straps which are sold separately and come in a multitude of colours.
The most high-tech opportunity for personalisation though is customisable watch faces^. The Gear S2 packs pre-loaded faces as well as the option to use a picture from your own gallery. Samsung also lets you customise their standard designs (such as changing the hands or complications) and download specialised faces that add that extra flair.
It’s available online at Samsung.com/au/gear-s2 or at participating retailers such as JB Hi-Fi or Telstra.
Australia, take it for a spin.
*Gear S2 must be connected to a compatible device for initial set-up and full functionality. Devices sold separately.
^ Apps and watch faces may need to be downloaded. Internet connection required. Data and other charges may apply.