Samsung Gear S2 review: Samsung’s best smartwatch is still a work in progress

Samsung is learning. After a string of smartwatches that failed to became bestsellers, the Korean company decided to reshape its vision of wearables — and I mean literally reshape. Its latest, the Gear S2, is a Tizen-powered watch that finally has a round screen and finally works with phones that Samsung didn’t make. More importantly, the company dreamed up a circular interface with a neat rotating bezel that doesn’t rely as heavily on taps and swipes as its competitors. What we ultimately get in the Gear S2 isn’t a perfect smartwatch — far from it — but a collection of good ideas that can’t quite make up for the shortcomings of its software platform.

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