Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 comes to Kenya

December 3, 2015
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The device enables the user to make and receive calls, read and answer messages and see social media notifications/COURTESY
The device enables the user to make and receive calls, read and answer messages and see social media notifications/COURTESY
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3- The introduction of Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 into Kenya means two things; first, the uptake of wearable technology is soaring high around the world hence Samsung’s decision to give it a test in Kenya, and two, Samsung’s bid to become the go-to brand for everything tech in the country is only solidifying.

The gadget in question has received rave reviews including those of Forbes which has termed it as one of the best smartwatches to date.

And it deserves them.

The device enables the user to make and receive calls, read and answer messages and see social media notifications.

These are made possible by the device’s ability to connect to the user’s mobile phone via Bluetooth.

Healthy lifestyle enthusiasts will especially love the watch.

“The Gear S2 automatically detects the user’s level of physical activity and records the person’s fitness data in the 24 hour activity log,” Simon Kariithi the Internet and Mobile business leader at the firm explained.

That’s not all.

Gear S2 also informs the users the state of their health by detecting their heartbeat rate and their BMI. It also has a ‘drink water’ reminder that further promotes healthy living.

Apart from health, the device comes enabled with maps to help the user navigate easily, find their way through different apps while doing activities such as reviewing hotels among others.

Bonus points with the gadget go to its ability to allow non-Samsung owners use it. According to Kariithi, the smartwatch can be synchronized with other smart devices including Android smartphones and home appliances.

In a bid to ensure users remain stylish, the device comes with a range of customizable watch faces and interchanges wrist bands.

The smartwatch also has ten default faces and up to one hundred others which can be downloaded. What’s more, the wrist smartwatch is dust and water resistant.

“The water resistant function is especially made to cater to the active populace which might worry about wetting their gadgets with sweat,” Kariithi said.

As far as its battery life is concerned, Samsung states that the wristwatch’s battery life is long lasting up to three days.

“Unlike other smartwatches in the market, this gadget has a long shelf life. Charging it is also easy as it involves wireless charging.”

The smartwatch hits stores this December among Samsung distributors with the Classic smartwatch retailing at Sh35, 000 while the Sport wristwatch retails at Sh32,000.

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