Friday, March 11, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 + Gear S2: The perfect combination

Smart watches are the in thing. They are one of the most coveted gadgets in the market. The Gear S2 is compatible with a number of devices and one of the newest compatible devices on the list is the Samsung Galaxy S7. The general prerequisite for supporting the device is that the phone should run on Android 4.4 Kitkat and above and a RAM of more than 1.5 GB. One of the best experiences is getting to use a device such as a smart watch with a new flagship. It reeks of excitement and new possibilities!

How does the Gear S2 Work?

The Gear S2 works to make your phone’s functions more readily available but on the go. Not only does it tell time but it also allows the user access to various applications that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S7. You can get directions to wherever you are headed as long as the phone is in the car with you.

You can also have other functions such as receiving and responding to texts on the go as well as listening to music or even booking a flight. The convenience of the smart watch simplifies life for the wearer. Plus, you can connect it to your phone even if it is miles apart as long as both devices have access to Wi-Fi.

The apps that Gear S2 can run

The applications that the smart watch can run from connection with the Galaxy S7 include S Health which is a health and fitness application that tracks your daily exercise. It also runs Nike+Running by using GPS to accurately track where the wearer has been.

Most apps have to do with wellness and fitness. For social media, the smart watch has Twitter Trends which provides the wearer’s Twitter feeds right at the wrist.

One of the other attractive and convenient features that the watch has is that one can use it to make NFC mobile payments. It also runs Uber and Google.

Gear S2 features

The Gear S2 comes in three variants: the classic, the sport and the 3G option which also has an e-SIM support. The variants are pretty much similar except for the 3G option which also has a speaker for making calls, GPS and a 300 mAh battery in comparison to the 250 mAh battery on the other variants.

The circular watch has a rotating bezel which is quite an attractive feature. It is bright and sharp because it has an AMOLED touch screen.

The watch has its own share of problems as well. These include the cost, the speed (which is a bit slow) and to cap it all off the use of Tizen which is limiting. It would have been expected that Samsung would go for Android instead which evolves and provides more support for applications as well.

Compatibility with Samsung Galaxy S7

Seeing that this flagship is the latest and spots the newest tech, it is not a wonder that use of the phone and the watch would yield great results. The watch has its shortcomings but the phone more than makes up for this in function. They are therefore the perfect pair.

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