New Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 23, 2014. Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist. Picture taken on February 23. REUTERS/Albert Gea REUTERS/Albert Gea

The year 2015 has seen a host of new smartwatches been launched, including the Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360 2, Samsung Gear S2 and the new Apple Watch- Hermès. With the launch of a bundle of smartwatches, the wearable market has become far more challenging with neck-to-neck competition. Let us dig into the detailed comparison between the Huawei Watch and Samsung Fear S2.

Design and Style

The Swiss inspired Huawei Watch has more traditional style as compared to the Samsung Gear S2 with a circular face. With a physical crown mounted in the traditional "2 o'clock" position, the Huawei Watch sports a 1.4-inch AMOLED display, covered by sapphire crystal with a 400 x 400 resolution. Huawei's smartwatch runs on the latest Android Wear OS.

The Gear S2 measures 1.2 inches with a super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 screen resolution. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. With two physical buttons, the rotating bezel helps the users to navigate around the menus.

Operating System, Battery and Storage

Samsung Gear S2 runs on the Tizen OS rather than Android Wear. Users can buy the 3G-enabled version of the watch where they can just insert their SIM card to independently operate few apps from their smartphone. The user can also make a call without a smartphone.

The Tizen-powered smartwatch is compatible with Android phones running Android 4.4 or later with 1GB of RAM or more. Just like the Apple watch, the rotating bezel on the Gear S2 enable the users to scroll through the widgets, menu items and messages.

The timepiece from Huawei is powered by 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and comes packed with a 300 mAh battery, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. The Huawei Watch can also be paired with an iPhone as well. On the other hand, the Samsung Gear S2 is powered by a dual core 1GHz Exynos processor with 4GB storage and 512MB of RAM.

Other features

Both the smartwatches come shipped with built-in fitness tracking and heart rate sensors. Huawei Watch supports Google Now voice control which is far more superior to the Gear S2's S Voice.

However, the Huawei Watch does not support any mobile payment system; it is believed that the Gear S2 users will ultimately be able to make payments through Samsung Pay, reports Gizmag. The Huawei Watch will start at US$350 (AU$483). Another report in Phone Arena reveals that the Gear S2 base model will start at US$350 (AU$4830) whereas, the 3G and Classic models will be priced at US$400 (AU$552).

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