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Apple Watch vs. Samsung Gear S2: review and compare smart watch [video]

On Thursday at the IFA 2015 in Berlin, Samsung officially unveiled its new wearable device — smart watch Gear S2. Blogger Home Esposito decided to compare electronic bracelet with Apple Watch.

Gear S2 with a round display is the second generation of smart watches Samsung. The gadget is presented in two versions – Classic (black case & black leather strap) and standard (grey base + grey strap / silver case + white or color band). To Classiс you can pick up a strap of any width, and the standard strap will be removed, so replace it by literally on the move.

One of the main features Gear S2 rotating bezel. If Apple Watch is used to control wheel Digital Crown, the Korean gadget need to turn directly to the rim of the device. Clockwise rotation opens the widgets, against – notice. As Esposito notes, icons conveniently flipping in circles, and not only in the OS Tizen, running watches, but also its applications.

But traditional gestures for the touch screen with a diameter of 1.2 inches and a resolution of 320×320 pixels have not gone away. Stretching and compression of the fingers to zoom in and the image, long press to select and other gestures are also intuitive, especially for Android users. In the presence of a traditional “Home” button and “Back”. They are located on the side of the device.

42-mm version of the Apple Watch is equipped with a 1.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 312 x 390 (326 ppi), while Gear S2 received 1.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 360 x 360 (302 ppi). The design of the author of the video Samsung calls futuristic, while the wearable computer Apple reminded him of the first iPhone.

As expected, Russia will officially be sold by sports and classic versions Gear S2, the minimum cost hours will be 20 000 rbl. the Price of the Apple Watch begins in Russia with 24 000.

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