The Samsung Gear S2 is now available at select retailers here in the US with a starting price of $299. To say that this is the first Samsung smartwatch to be taken seriously and worth at least considering, is probably an understatement. It features a beautiful round AMOLED display, solid specs, a clean minimal design, and works with all Android phones. It could also be a much needed alternate to Android Wear.
With that in mind, we went ahead and put together a quick unboxing of a Gear S2 to kick off the review process. Smartwatches are supposedly the next big thing, so we understand that a number of you are probably interested in what this particular watch has to offer.
After only spending a minimal amount of time with a Gear S2 on wrist this morning, I can offer up the following. It feels amazing on wrist (much better than I remember from my initial hands-on time), especially at this 42mm size. The screen is pretty damn gorgeous, I’m really liking the rotating bezel, the amount of customizations that can be done with watch faces are super fun, and the overall design is already growing on me.
In the video below, you’ll get the basic unboxing with specs rundown and some on-wrist looks. Since there is way more to show that an unboxing video isn’t made for, stay tuned for that. We’ll show off the UI, watch face setup, how it works with other Android devices, etc. This might actually be more enjoyable than I thought.