Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 VS Apple Watch

Everybody who loves smartwatches interested in taking a look at the newest introduction of Samsung i.e. Gear S2. However they have to wait a little more time to physically see and experience it, as Samsung has planned to launch this product by October 2015.  It will be unveiled together with Gear S2 classic and Gear S2 3G. If you are a fan of round-faced watches, this new design will be your perfect match. However, let’s have a look at all the details and analyze how the features of Samsung Gear S2 compete with Apple watch.


Design and display

The all new Samsung Gear S2 provides a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display (320×320, 302ppi). On the other hand, The Apple Watch comes with two display sizes respectively; 1.34” 272×340 and 1.54” 312×390 AMOLED display.

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As mentioned earlier, the Gear S2 comes in a circular shaped face and the Apple Watch has a sporty rectangular shaped face. Samsung Gear S2 comes to you in 03 models. Interestingly Apple Watch too comes in three models to select offering the freedom of selection to the clients.

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Processor and OS

The Gear S2 is powered with a 1.0GHz dual-core processor. It runs on Samsung’s Tizen-based platform specially designed for Samsung wearables. The Apple Watch on the other hand, powered with its own S1 processor and runs on Apple’s Watch OS. Both smartwatches run smoothly tough.

User interface

Both of these devices have touchscreens. However, there are ways of interacting with the smartwatches’ faces. The Gear S2 has a rotator bezel which makes it possible for you to navigate the device options, view the notifications and open the apps.

The Apple Watch has something similar which functions as the rotator bezel called Digital Crown. To mention a difference, Apple Watch comes with Force Touch technology which enables users to send a secret message, like a heartbeat, to somebody else with an Apple Watch.

Battery

A 250mAh battery is included to power the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. Upon a single full charge, the battery lasts 3 days. Gear S2 3G is powered with a 300mAh battery which probably lasts almost the same time.

When it comes to Apple Watch, the battery will last up to 18 hours with mixed usage. That is equate to 90 approximate notifications, roughly 90 time checks, about 45 minutes of app use and a 30-minute workout session associated with music streaming through Bluetooth. Apple Watch’s battery is replaceable and it takes roughly 90 minutes to charge 80% of the battery. If you expect to charge the battery from zero to 100, you should charge it for 2.5 hrs

Once again, it seems that the Apple Watch is losing the battery life contest.

Storage and other internal components

In Gear S2, there is 4GB of onboard storage, 512MB of RAM, NFC, heart rate monitor, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), GPS, accelerometer, gyro, barometer and heart rate sensors in the Gear S2 features. The 3G version has a special feature called “the first-ever e-SIM with voice capability.”

On the other hand, the Apple Watch does provide 8GB internal memory, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, ambient light and gyroscope, Wi‑Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and GPS.

Price and Release date

The Gear S2 is to be released in October 2015  at a price starting from $349 while the Apple Watch in available in store at a price starting from $460

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