Samsung fans can now rejoice as the South Korea-headquartered tech giant is set to roll out its newest wearable technology, the Samsung Gear S2, this Friday, Oct. 2.
After the successful run of Samsung's Gear S watches, the biggest Apple rival is now set to once again conquer the tech market with its slick timepiece that is obviously a competitor to the Apple Watch line.
Specs and features-wise, the Samsung Gear S2 is nowhere similar to its predecessor after Samsung ditched the rectangular display of its wearables and instead focused on the round display for a more analog watch-like design, as noted by International Business Times.
The Gear S2 comes with a stainless steel round case with rotating bezel controls and a home and back button. The wearable also comes with the Samsung Pay mobile payment feature and Samsung's very own Tizen OS instead of the Android operating system.
With this move to use a different OS, Samsung has incorporated more apps modified only for the device. The apps include Yelp, Bloomberg, Milk Music, CNN and ESPN, among others.
Come Friday, consumers can purchase the Samsung Gear S2 which comes in two versions: a Classic timepiece and another that is said to be the more futuristic model, as per Phones Review.
The Classic Samsung Gear S2 is expected to arrive in the market with a $349.99 price tag, while the other variant is expected to be $299.99.
For interested techies, the Samsung Gear S2 will be available for purchase this Friday on Samsung,com. The wearable will also be available at Macy's, Best Buy and Amazon.com, reported Phandroid.
The Samsung Gear S2 models that are arriving this Friday are Wi-Fi models only. The 3G models are expected to arrive in the market this fall, but there isn't a specific date yet. They will roll out via AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the United States.