Vlad Savov is really pleased with what he’s seen about the new Samsung Gear S2. There’s probably a really important thing in the experience that that smartwatch and the platform it runs, Tizen, offers:
I want a watch that can do smart things, not a computer that can do watch things.
The rotating bezel, by the way, is the most convenient, consistent and functionally efficient mechanism I’ve ever seen on a smartwatch. And when you eliminate the need for a Samsung phone (any Android 4.4 device with at least 1.5 GB of RAM will work), then you’ve got a solid, compelling rival to any other product in the market.
Did I mention that Samsung has even managed to get an eSIM (embedded SIM) on some of the Gear S2 variants too?
This is the star of IFA 2015 hands down.