THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE A ROUND SMARTWATCH
Samsung Gear S2
There are plenty of roundfaced smartwatches out there, but what makes them different from square-faced watches? Nothing, the roundface is all for show. Sure, they look nicer, but because Android Wear is the same OS across all devices, the UI and features can't take advantage of the form factor.
The Gear S2 is different. Samsung's own Tizen OS lets it stand out from all the Android Wear-based smartwatches out there. The Gear S2 actually takes advantage of its shape, from its circular rotating bezel all the way down to how you navigate through the interface.
There are two models of the S2 available, the standard model, which has a sleek modern finish, and the Gear S2 Classic, which costs RM200 more and has more traditional styling, with a leather strap and a knurled bezel.
Fit and finish on both models is top notch, with a matte, stainless steel case on the Standard, and a glossy stainless steel on the Classic. One difference between the two models is that the Standard version uses Samsung's proprietary straps, while the Classic will take any 20mm watch strap.
The star attraction of the Gear S2's design is its rotating bezel. The ceramic bezel rotates left or right with a light tactile click, and acts as your main interaction point with the watch, letting you easily navigate from app to app, or to scroll up and down when you're inside an app itself. On the Classic, the ridged edges let you grab onto the side of the bezel and rotate it like you would a diving watch, whereas on the regular model, you use your finger to apply pressure to the top, sort of like an iPod scroll wheel.
Navigating with the bezel is incredibly intuitive and it just feels so right for a watch, I'm honestly amazed that no one has thought of it before. Compared to smartwatches with touchscreen-only input, or even the Apple Watch's small rotating crown, the Gear S2 feels a lot less fiddly to use.
Both models use the same 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display with a 360 x 360 pixels resolution, resulting in a pretty sharp 302ppi. Colors look bright and vivid, easy to read both indoors and out, has excellent viewing angles, great contrast and deep blacks.
The Gear S2 isn't as feature-filled as its