Samsung reviżjoni Gear S2: seba 'darba xxurtjati għal smartwatch ditta Korean

Samsung Gear S2 review: seventh time lucky for Korean firm’s smartwatch
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  • Wieħed s-seba 'attentat Samsung finalment kkrekkjata dan. Il S2 Gear huwa l-aħjar smartwatch-ditta Koreana għamlet - u billi mili. Huwa wkoll wieħed mill-aħjar disponibbli, jintroduċu mezzi ġenwinament aħjar ta 'interazzjoni ma' smartwatch.

 

Powered by Guardian.co.ukDan l-artiklu intitolat “Samsung reviżjoni Gear S2: seba 'darba xxurtjati għal smartwatch ditta Korean” ġie miktub minn Samuel Gibbs, għall theguardian.com nhar it-Tnejn 9 Nov 2015 11.26 UTC

Samsung finalment maqsum il-smartwatch mad-disinn tas-seba ': għassa tond kompatibbli ma 'kważi kollha smartphones Android u ma bezel ddur li mhux biss għall juru.

manifattur fid-dinja smartphone akbar pjuttost ħafna ta 'smartwatches esperjenza teħid. tagħha ewwel tnediet fl 2013, iżda minn dakinhar id-ditta tal-Korea t'Isfel għamlet sitt mudelli differenti, minkejja li lanqas wieħed minnhom għandhom pjuttost ltqajna dritt.

Il S2 Gear hija seba jippruvaw Samsung u kien jiswa l-isforz.

Tondi u attraenti

Samsung reviżjoni irkaptu s2
Il dejjem fuq swiċċijiet iskrin għal wiri ta 'enerġija baxxa meta ma jkunux attivament qed jintuża, simili għal dik użata mill-arloġġi Google Ilbes Android. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

B'differenza mill-smartwatches kollha Samsung preċedenti, l S2 Irkaptu huwa SLIM, tondi u attraenti. Dan jiġi f'żewġ mudelli "klassiċi" u l-istandard. I ttestjati l-Irkaptu istandard 2.

Jidher qisu għassa tond moderna ma 'korp istainless steel u molded ċinga tal-plastik abjad jew iswed. A ċrieki bezel ddur iqarmeċ iskrin AMOLED 1.2in, li għandha l-ogħla densità tal-pixels għadhom għal smartwatch tond fuq 302 pixels kull pulzier. eqreb kompetitur tond tagħha hija l- 286 ppi Huawei Watch, jiġifieri l-Samsung taħbita kollha iżda l-pjazza 42mm Apple Watch, li għandha wkoll għadd pixel 302ppi.

L-iskrin hija eċċellenti: iqarmeċ, cara ma 'suwed verament skur, li jagħmlu għassa skur tiffaċċja partikolarment tajba li tħares. Simili għall Android Tilbsu jistgħu jaqilbu għal wiċċ abjad fuq iswed bażiku meta ma jkunux attivi. Mhuwiex riżoluzzjoni għolja daqs il-wiċċ prinċipali, iżda ma jsofru pixelation ikrah pjuttost tant bħal dik użata mill-Moto 360.

Samsung reviżjoni irkaptu s2
Il-għassa huwa 11.4mm ħoxna, iżda jistenna irqaq meta jintlibes grazzi lil korp mgħawġa u d-disinn għax-xejn. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

Il-għassa tiltaqa kumdità fuq il-polz. Tagħha jimita għax-xejn disinn ġisem li ta 'arloġġi high-end mekkaniċi u ġlud wħud mill ħxuna 11.4mm l-għassa tal-. Huwa wkoll waterproof għal standards IP68, li jfisser doċċa miegħu fuq mhix problema.

Iċ-ċinga gomma huwa ta 'kwalità għolja u ma għamlitx għaraq polz tiegħi bħala xi Casios fil-passat. Huwa miżmum f'postu minn clip buttuna proprjetarja, li jagħmilha faċli li jitneħħew, imma ifisser li inti ser tkun limitata għall-ċineg offruti minn Samsung.

Hemm tnejn fil-kaxxa, waħda kbira u wieħed ċinga iżgħar li tnaqqas l-fond tal-għassa fuq il-polz. Il Gear S2 Classic għandha lugs watch tradizzjonali għall-ċineg standard.

Id-dahar tas-għassa għandha tissorvelja rata tal-qalb, bħal ħafna smartwatches oħra, li jista 'jiġi attivat manwalment biex jirreġistra taħbita tiegħek kull minuta, jew użati bħala parti minn tracker eżerċizzju. Sibt li huwa eżatt sa madwar wieħed taħbit kull minuta.

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Il-ċineg huma faċli biex tpartit, imma int limitati għal dak li l-offerti minn Samsung grazzi għal sistema clip proprjetarja. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

Speċifikazzjonijiet

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 3250
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Screen: 1.2fil sAMOLED (302ppi) żaffir
  • Ħażna: 4GB
  • Konnettività: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, barometru, senser rata tal-qalb
  • Dimensjonijiet: 42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4
  • kompatibbiltà: Android

Snappy għal jum wieħed u nofs

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L-istand żgħar iċċarġjar manjetiċi wirelessly ħlasijiet l-għassa, bl-għażla tal-wiri tal-watchface jew iċċarġjar progress. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

Il S2 Gear iħoss snappy u li jirrispondu fl-operazzjoni. Huwa jgħaqqad lill smartphone via Bluetooth jew fuq Wi-Fi, ladarba netwerk tal ġiet ikkonfigurata. B'differenza smartwatches oħra Samsung tizen, l S2 Irkaptu se taħdem ma 'kwalunkwe smartphone Android moderna, bl-użu ta 'koppja ta' apps li jmexxu Gear.

Hemm ftit funzjonijiet li jeħtieġu apparat Samsung, jiġifieri Samsung Pay li tippermetti lill-utenti li jħallsu għall-ġid u s-servizzi bl-NFC fuq l-għassa. Samsung Pay għad trid tniedi fir-Renju Unit, iżda huwa disponibbli fl-Istati Uniti u l-Korea t'Isfel.

Il-konnessjoni Bluetooth kien qawwi meta mqabbda ma ' Nexus 6p, while Wi-Fi was easy to set up by tapping in the password with the surprisingly useable T9-style on-screen keyboard. Notifications were delivered instantaneously over Wi-Fi, which is not always the case for all smartwatches.

The Gear S2 lasted 36 hours on a charge with the screen on all the time. The watch comes with a wireless charging dock, which charges it in under two hours.

Tizen, not Android Wear

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The selection of faces is good, and most can be customised. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

The Gear S2’s software is simultaneously its greatest strength and its biggest weakness. Unlike other Android watches that run Google’s Android Wear, the S2 runs Samsung’s own Tizen operating system.

The custom software and rotating bezel makes the S2 one of the fastest and easiest to use smartwatches. Twist to the left for notifications, right for widgets for things like music control, heart rate, calendar, weather updates and fitness tracking. Swiping down from the top goes back one step, or pulls down a quick settings shade on the watch face.

A little three-dot menu tab appears on the right of anything that has further actions, while the smaller button on the side takes you to apps and the bigger button to the watch face. Covering the watch with your hand puts it to sleep. It all works smoothly and intuitively.

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Turn the bezel to select the app. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

Other apps are held in a circular list, but apps are the biggest issue. Because of the Tizen operating system there basically aren’t any beyond the included ones. You’ve got CNN, Bloomberg, Here maps and a collection of Samsung apps, including S Health and voice recorder.

The apps that are included work fine, but the lack of choice isn’t going to be fixed any time soon as Tizen’s relatively small user base means there isn’t as much of draw for developers to actually create them as there is for android Wear u Apple’s watchOS.

There are odd quirks to the system. Per eżempju, some watch faces are active and can be tapped to perform functions. Tapping the top of bottom of chronograph face sets off a stopwatch, but you can’t start a timer or set an alarm. The timer also doesn’t have a widget for some reason, where the alarm does.

Samsung’s S-Voice works well for setting timers and other quick activities, but I struggled trying to dictate a reply to a Hangout. The on-screen keyboard works for quick things, while the rotating bezel makes it easy to select a quick emoji to reply.

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Samsung’s S-Voice system works well enough for setting timers and alarms, but isn’t quite as good as Google Now or Apple’s Siri. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

Prezz

The Samsung Gear S2 costs £249 in dark grey or silver. The Gear S2 Classic costs £299 in black. Both are available for pre-order, shipping on 12 novembru.

They are on the high-end of the price bracket for Android-compatible watches. Il Pebble Time costs £180, l- Moto 360 £229 and the Huawei Watch £289. Il Apple Watch costs £299.

Verdett

Wieħed s-seba 'attentat Samsung finalment kkrekkjata dan. Il S2 Gear huwa l-aħjar smartwatch-ditta Koreana għamlet - u billi mili. Huwa wkoll wieħed mill-aħjar disponibbli, jintroduċu mezzi ġenwinament aħjar ta 'interazzjoni ma' smartwatch.

It is held back by Tizen’s lack of app support by developers, which is unlikely to change, but its support of more than just Samsung Android smartphones is a step in the right direction.

What it does it does well, it’s just not quite as versatile as some other smartwatches.

Pros: comfortable, excellent rotating bezel interface, wide Android compatibility, waterproof, iskrin kbir, NFC

Cons: limited app support, proprietary straps, S-Voice inferior to Google Now, no cross-platform support

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Music controls can accessed quickly by double pressing the small button, as can any other app by changing the setting. Ritratt: Samuel Gibbs għall-Guardian

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