Apple made a splash when it released the Apple Watch a couple of months ago, a gentle nudge to other manufacturers that the battle for smartwatches is officially on. Not to be outdone Samsung teased the Gear S2 smartwatch during its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ earlier this week.

 

Today the Korean chaebol’s mobile segment is teasing the upcoming smartwatch again in a 30-second video posted on the company’s Youtube channel:


 

Personally I think the overall device looks pretty good since I am a big fan of circular watches. One consideration though is that the original Gear launched with Tizen OS, not Android Wear. It remains to be seen—or at least it hasn’t been officially announced—which operating system the Gear S2 will be carrying when it launches “soon”.

 

Expectations are high that Samsung will reveal more about the Gear S2 at IFA in Berlin on September 3.