The Smartwatch That Helps You Get More From Everyday
The following article has been sponsored by Samsung
We often advocate that every man should aspire to own a fine suit, a finer sports car and an arsenal of the coolest high-tech gadgets. When it comes to the latter, staying connected with the world is easier than you think.
Your answer? The Samsung Gear S2* smartwatch wrapped around your wrist. Telling the time is an afterthought. Tackling things that modern life throws your way. That’s the Gear S2.
Behind The Face
Samsung is no stranger to the smartwatch game, but this time they’re upping the ante. The Gear S2 comes packing a rapid 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage for quick access to the music on your compatible smartphone and apps. Bluetooth 4.1 connects the watch to your compatible smartphone, and further connectivity options come in the form of Wi-Fi and NFC.
The Gear S2 also alerts you to texts, emails and other notifications.* For the gym junkie, it can record your steps and function as a fitness tracker.** Feeling adventurous? The sensors on board includes an accelerometer, GPS, gyroscope, heart rate monitor, ambient light sensor and barometer.
What really makes the Gear S2 special is Tizen, it’s operating system. Navigating Tizen is a fluid experience, even on the small screen of a smartwatch, thanks to the ingenious bezel. Rotate the bezel clockwise to scroll through information cards. Rotate anti-clockwise to access the most recent notifications from your connected compatible smartphone. Menus and apps are designed with the round screen in mind, making for a beautiful and intuitive user experience.
Keeping it all running is a high capacity battery. When it’s time to power up, the Gear S2 ditches the tedious cables for a wireless charging dock.
A smartwatch isn’t truly smart unless it can pull you out of some of the hairiest situations. With a host of brand new voice command features, the Gear S2 is capable of dictating text, starting timers, setting alarms and performing basic web searches.
The Gear S2 is also equipped with a handy SOS feature in case you find yourself in a sticky situation, simply press the 5 o’clock button three times in quick succession and the Gear S2 will send an SOS alert and your GPS location to a selected contact via your connected smartphone. It’s like a guardian angel on your wrist.
These days, no gadget is complete without apps and the Gear S2 has partnered with brands you already know to enhance your experience.
Think Bloomberg, News Republic, the Wall Street Journal or CNN. For the fitness freaks, S Health and Nike+ help keep you on track with your exercise goals. Other popular inclusions in the app store are Flipboard and Yelp.^
*Gear S2 must be connected to a compatible device for full functionality. Devices sold separately.
** Gear S2 is not a medical or therapeutic device.
^ Apps may need to be downloaded. Internet connection required. Data and other charges may apply.