Samsung Gear S2 specs

Samsung has announced the Gear S2, and while this is just one watch, it's being offered in three distinct models. A standard Gear S2 will be the leading device, but there's also a "Gear S2 Classic" with a more standard watch design and also a Gear S2 3G with built-in connectivity. Here's how the full spec sheets of these three models break down.

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CategoryGear S2Gear S2 ClassicGear S2 3G
Display1.2-inch circular AMOLED, 360x3601.2-inch circular AMOLED, 360x3601.2-inch circular AMOLED, 360x360
ProcessorDual-core 1GHz Pega-WDual-core 1GHz Pega-WDual-core 1GHz MSM8226
Memory512MB512MB512MB
Storage4GB internal4GB internal4GB internal
Battery250 mAh Li-ion
2-3 days usage
Wireless charging
250 mAh Li-ion
2-3 days usage
Wireless charging
300 mAh Li-ion
2 days usage
Wireless charging
Connectivity802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
OSTizen based wearable platformTizen based wearable platformTizen based wearable platform
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer, GPS
Dimensions42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4mm
47g
39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4mm
42g
44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm
51g
ResistanceIP68 certified dust and water resistantIP68 certified dust and water resistantIP68 certified dust and water resistant
AudioCodec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
FeaturesContacts, notifications, messages, email, S Voice, S Health, Nike+ Running, music player, gallery, maps & navigation, weatherContacts, notifications, messages, email, S Voice, S Health, Nike+ Running, music player, gallery, maps & navigation, weatherContacts, notifications, messages, email, S Voice, S Health, Nike+ Running, music player, gallery, maps & navigation, weather

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

92 Comments
  • No Android Wear? No thanks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Only works with Samsung phones anyway.
  • Not anymore Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep. Samsung opened it up to other Android devices while Android Wear opened up to iOS. I think it's obvious was the winning strategy is and it's not Tizen... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nope Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually, it works on all android phones 4.4 and up. All you have to do is install Samsung Gear app. It is also being developed for ios.
  • Your incorrect the gear s2 is both android and ios capable and there only going to make it better with gear s3
  • They make android phones and release Tizen os watches? I just don't understand Samsung anymore
  • They also make tanks, warships and TV's.. What's your point?
  • Question is, what would win, a tizen powered tank, or an android powered tank?
  • I never heard of Tizen powered tanks having security issues and fragmentation. Last thing we need is a tank accidently misdirecting to a wrong target. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Only huntards misdirect to the wrong target.
  • I think his point went clean over your head.
  • I see what you did there LOL... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lolol I signed up just to say I got the reference!
  • And construction equipment.. Don't forget construction equipment. And they build oil refineries, and steel making plants, and nuclear power plants... Oh, and they are also the biggest freight ship builders in the world. And that is just a SMALL fraction of what they do.
  • Samsung has released several phones on tizen. They are just afraid they would lose to.may customers switching their flagships to tizen. Their watches have been tizen since at least the gear s. I don't think android wear even supports wireless tech like 3g. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The plan is to move to Tizen all around.
  • Proof or gtfo Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Why wouldn't that be the plan? Samsung's wants that for sure, it just isn't realistic. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Again proof or gtfo Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Prove him wrong or gtfo Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tizen since the original Gear Posted via the Android Central App
  • No SD Card Slot No Removable Battery No buy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • HAHA. Now that is funny!
  • So by your thinking only apple has the right to make there on watch ....not samsung has been making smart watches for three years where have you been Posted via the Android Central App
  • Dude, I think you replied to the wrong comment
  • Am I the only one who wants GPS in a smart watch? I have a 6 year old Garmin watch that I use for running that has GPS. I would love to replace it with something like this or Android Wear. Hopefully the Moto 360 "sport" has a GPS, otherwise, don't call it the "sport" version. Even the old MotoActv had GPS....
  • My Gear S has GPS Posted via the Android Central App
  • I use my gear s for jogging all the time. With 3g connectivity you not only have gps, but an actual phone you can make and receive phones calls on. Just leave your smartphone at home, and the Gear S will work flawlessly. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Sony smart watch 3 has GPS and runs Android Wear
  • I love the GPS in my Gear S, however the Gear S2 will have GPS only in the 3G model.
    I mean, what's the use in having a smart watch if you always have to carry your phone around with you always?......you hear that Apple?
  • Totally understand where you're coming from. My wife is a major runner and she has the original "gear s". It replaced her Garmin for training. Here's a review she did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu7kjivb2y4 We're hoping the 3g verson of the Gear s2 works similarly to the original, with added improvements.
  • YESS Gear S2 3G!.. I was hoping for something to replace my Gear S with all it's features including the built-in radios.. It has been awesome leaving my phone in the hotel or at home when going on a stroll. With no LG Urbane LTE in the US, Samsung is my only choice until AndroidWear catches up.. I don't want something that is nothing but a second screen to just view notifications AND I have to carry my phone with me..
  • Yawn!!!!!! More Samsung watches with same specs and no battery life....pass Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tizen probably handles battery different than AW
  • No where near as many app choices,
  • How many apps do you need for a watch? Posted via the Android Central App
  • depends on my choices I'd say, very few with limited choices,
  • It's the specialty Apps that really make the experience though. Can't wait to use my Android Wear for golfing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • More battery than this horrible 360 I have. Android wear still has a long way to go. Wish I would have got the pebble time instead of the 360. I still wear my original pebble more than it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep, I doubt I'll ever get an AW or Tizen device at this point. The features just aren't worth having to charge an extra device every day, as far as I'm concerned. I really hope Pebble survives in this market and continues to make all-week battery devices, extra features and high-res screens be damned. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung watches last 4 days that's plenty for most not sure what more you'd want out of a smart watch . Oh and it tells time to boot . It's a watch first get it ?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • My phone was once a phone first too.... :-) Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Oh 4 days would be OK with me. The 1 day I get on the 360 isn't tho. I wear my original pebble more than it still. Pebble does stuff very well imo but doesn't have the look as some of the others. I'd be willing to try this out. I have an s6 but supporting all android phones is a big plus Posted via the Android Central App
  • I purchased the Pebble Time and was very disappointed with the look of the apps. Looked cartoon like. I purchased the Samsung Gear S and am very happy with it's functionality and look. Very stable and classy looking hardware and software. Everything just works. I love the ability to make calls without my phone tethered to me. I get notifications, emails, everything my phone does. It's amazing how I have been able to adapt to using the watch more than the phone during the day. It seems the Gear S2 does not have a cellular radio based on the specs. This is disappointing since it is the main reason I went with the Gear S. I also do not like the look, round, like all the others. I love the curved glass of the original Gear S, stands out from the rest. I feel they went backwards with this iteration. I will stick with my Gear S for now. I didn't go with the Apple watch because they have to be tethered to the phone. Samsung, go back to being original with the wearable devices! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Bah. With minimal use, I can get two days out of my 360. Now thats not amazing, but you can easily get a full day with decent usage, i dont see the issue. Is it so hard to throw it on the charger at night? It charges so fast, anyways. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish they make them more appealing and durable. My Pebble is just beaten up too much and in didn't really abuse it much VZW Moto X 2014/2013 DE
  • My 360 battery is horrible, but both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo last multiple days Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow GPS been removed? That would suck. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think that's wrong. Just like the xperia z5 posts about the specs it doesn't even mention NFC but it does have them. Just thinking they got iffy out. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can't wait! Love my Gear S but always wanted a circular screen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung has proven with their bloatware that they code poorly, inefficient, squander ram and cpu... They make good hardware but that's it. Android wear has a large app selection and has had better sales and results. Knowing all of this why would you continually use tizen? Fail.
    Again, for what is this the 7th or 8th generation of Samsung watches?
  • Hum failed not hardly you do realize they sell more watches then any other Android ware devise. My gear 2 last 4 days all the other day in a half at best . App there's apps that count on there . So do you really want to be buying plane tickets on a 1 in screen please all all i need a smart watch to do is keep me from having to pull my phone out all the time and send and receive calls oh and the most important thing last 4 days . And it's wireless charging .lm in and not looks good to Posted via the Android Central App
  • Let me know when androidwear can support the same features. Didn't Androidwear just get WiFi when my Gear S had it for a whole year? Google isn't the center of the universe. Androidwear still doesn't support 3g or lte radios. Tech can't stagnate because of Google fans..
  • I can tell you have - 0- clue about what you think you know something about. There are so many things wrong with this post it is comical Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • What happened to voice calls? I don't see any advantages with these watches over the others android ones. The Tizen software selection is not as good compared to android wear. But being able to talk on the Gear 2 makes that bearable. I do like the look of the classic but I guess I will be keeping my Gear 2.
  • I just wish they'd let S-Health work with Wear.
  • The 3G version is the only smartwatch worth anything because you don't need to carry your phone to get notifications. That'll be the one I'll be getting.
  • +1000 Posted via the Android Central App
  • People who never had the Gear S will never understand this Posted via the Android Central App
  • The thing is I do not want to pay another 30$ per month... I know it is my choice but still seems silly Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Why would you need to pay another $30 month? It's only $5 connection with smart wear devices Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is it? I have no clue... I assumed it would be like a tablet or so... I think sprint for a tablet is 18 for a gb Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • The Samsung Gear S is only$5 extra per month on Verizon to have it's phone number and shared data. A great deal. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wireless charging that's all I needed to here take my money samsung Posted via the Android Central App
  • My question is, can I put the watch and the phone on the same pad and have them both charge? Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • On a day like today, when knowing that buying an Android Wear device will give me complete freedom to pick and choose my next OS, Samsung couldn't have made the decision not to "upgrade" from my Gear S any easier: unless they forgot to list it, there is no GPS, not even on the 3G version!? The fact that there are three versions also tells me that this year's 3G version will likely be much more expensive that the original Gear S. I guess we'll see. The Gear S never got any more apps, nor any offcial band options, therefore I take some of their announcement with a grain of salt: I'll believe it when I see it. Plus, the "S" in the original Gear S was supposedly for "standalone", so how are they throwing two non-standalone S2 versions onto the market. There is nothing "s" about those.... Just sayin...
  • To Guys Keep Mentioning Apps Do You Really Want To Try Buy And Trade Stocks On A Screen That Little In think Not I Know A few Friends with the apple watch and they say the apps are cool for all of about two days then it's back to business of just notice cations and time and simple stuff Posted via the Android Central App
  • Umm, yes. There are certain apps I use on my phone when I go running. It would be great to have the same or similar ones on my Gear S, for when I go running without my phone. Apps like TuneIn, Audible and Overdrive specifically, as well as the GPS and run trackers of my choice. It's not that anyone needs 5000 apps on one device, it's that people want CHOICE so they can download what they need/want.
  • Exactly! My wife got the Gear S for our running and was hoping Audible and Endomondo or any other running app would come to the watch but no dice. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No gps?
  • My thought exactly!
  • good to have NFC. so that mobile payment can come true on a smart watch in 2015. this way hopefully we no longer have to carry the bulky NFC sim powered phone for mobile payment and we are definitely one more big step ahead in liberating our hands from holding the mobile phones.
  • No FLAC support? Come on. Why is it so hard for people to give us audio guys some love. FLAC is a free codec even! It's in the damn name for Christ sake!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • No doubt the DAC would make your FLAC sound like it's on crack. Seriously though, FLAC through Bluetooth is pointless Posted via the Android Central App
  • Flac on a watch? What am I missing, pair it to your phone and play. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does this have the rotating/capacitive bezel that was rumoured? That was the part I was most interested in. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You left out many things. First the S2 version is the only version that is available with the 3g card. You can get it without 3g as well. The classic will only come sans the 3g card. Next the Gear S2 Classic will have a black stainless steel case and a black leather band, while the Gear S2 will come in a dark gray case with a dark gray band or a silver case with a white band.
  • Ok, That's not worth updating the Gear S for unless you just have to have a smaller round screen. Nothing in those specs looks to be any kind of even the tiniest upgrade.
  • Which Samsung phones is this compatible with? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The watch will be compatible with any Samsung phone that has Kit Kat. So even if your rocking a old gs3 as long as it has kit Kat Posted via the Android Central App
  • So all that bitching that the flat tire is a must for the 360 is pure BS. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It isn't though. Look at that scam bezel! Posted via the Android Central App
  • That bezel is a turn dial and the best innovative feature to hit a smartwatch. And still has Ambient light. Lol 270 is a joke. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You seriously can see the added bulk of this compared to the 360? It's not like its massive, but the flat tire area isn't much either... There's plenty of room to toss a sensor on this watch without it having to be in the display. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes it has NFC. Was wanting the new 360 but I'll take this. Hopefully mobile payments will come this way with it.
    And you can now use any across phone as long as it's 4.3 and above and at least 1.5 gb RAM!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looks nice, they've come along way in design. Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
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  • No GPS?
  • No Posted via the Android Central App
  • Based on the spec sheet, it looks like the 3G model will have GPS.
  • Kinda ugly. Just my opinion Posted via Soon to be retired Note 3