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Samsung Gear S2 has landed: where to buy
As expected, the Samsung Gear S2 has now arrived to the US market, with the standard model priced at $299 and the more premium Gear S2 Classic set at $349. While the Gear S2 isn’t an Android Wear-powered device, it is pretty feature packed and marks the first time that Samsung has offered a smartwatch with a circular display.
To recap, the Gear S2 is powered by Tizen and utilizes a 1GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. The circular display is 1.2-inches with a resolution of 360 x 360, and the watch offers extras like NFC for use with Samsung pay. Unlike past Gear devices, the Gear S2 isn’t restricted to working with only Samsung devices, as just about any modern Android device should play nice this time around.
Of course, the Gear S2 has some pretty stiff competition with devices like the new Moto 360 and the LG Urbane 2. These watches also have the advantage of having more optimized apps out of the gate, though Samsung seems eager to catch up, and for what it is worth,the Tizen-powered UI actually is quite impressive.
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For those that are interested in picking up the Gear S2 today, you can do so from the following retailers:
The watch is also expected to make its way over to Amazon, though the listing isn’t live just yet.
What do you think, anyone planning on picking up the Gear S2? How do you feel it compares with other watches currently on the market?