As promised, Samsung has released its Gear S2 smartwatch in the United States, with the wearable going on sale in the country on Friday (Oct 2). Those of you interested in getting one of them may be disappointed to see that Samsung has only made the Dark Grey variant so far, of course if Dark Grey is your thing then you're set.
Samsung announced its new range of Gear S2 smartwatches, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, last week. The devices are the Korean company's first to come with a round face and feature a turning bezel that can be used for navigation.
We know that Apple will be launching its new iPhones (iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 6c) at a media event next week and we have already heard plenty about those new handsets. However, we have not heard a lot about the Apple Watch, surely Cupertino is also going to update its first ever wearable, or at least give us some details about the next iterations.
Motorola has launched its new wearables the Moto 360 (2015) and the Moto 360 Sport, and once again the company is vying to offer the smartwatch that most people want. Only the Apple Watch enjoyed more hype than Motorola's original Moto 360, so much is expected from the sequel to what was the round faced wearable of choice for many. For the most part the 360 (2015) and the Sport succeed on building on the original, but they are also hampered by the same pitfalls as all smartwatches.
While more and more companies are making smartwatches with round faces, such as Samsung's Gear S2 that arrived this week, ASUS has decided to stick with a rectangular design for its ZenWatch 2. The wearable was revealed by the company during its IFA live event, and considering the original ZenWatch was aesthetically pleasing, we are not entirely disappointed to see rectangle faces come back.
When we got a hands on with the Huawei Smartwatch earlier in the year we were properly impressed with the wearable, which at the very least is among the best looking smartwatches we have ever seen. At its IFA event here in Berlin the Chinese company has now revealed when the Huawei Watch will land in the United States and how much it will cost.
Samsung has unveiled its wearable ahead of IFA in Berlin and like the company's smartphone output of late, there is a premium edge to the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic.
Motorola has already launched the majority of its smartphone output for the year, but the company is not finished with products entirely. It has now been announced that the Moto 360 2 will be launched September 8th, with Motorola?s parent company Lenovo sending out invites for a media event.
Motorola is widely expected to launch a follow-up to the Moto 360 smartwatch, which was probably the best Android Wear device so far. However, while we are plenty excited about that, we are also eager to see Motorola's other new wearable, an apparent Moto 360 Sport.
Apple did not reveal exact figures for the Apple Watch for its first quarter on sale, lumping it into the "other" category in its earnings call. However, considering that category rose some 49% year-on-year it seems that the company?s first wearable played a big part in that hike. Sales for the device are reported to be solid and meeting expectations, but not the runaway success some had predicted.