Samsung finally laid the wraps off their next generation smartwatches dubbed the Gear S2 and S2 Classic, at the IFA this year. Sporting a refreshed design with a bumped up specifications, the Samsung Gear smartwatches faired exceptionally in the Samsung's home country South Korea.
However it seems that the people beyond the Korean shores are craving to get their hands on the latest smartwatch from the company. According to a new report around 1, 80,000 Gear S2 smartwatches flew off the shelf in a matter of 8 hours in China.
Samsung has priced the watches competitively at 21998 Yuan (Rs 22,000) and 2398 Yuan (Rs 24,000) for the Standard and Classic models respectively. Apparently all the sales of the smartwatch happened through JD.com, a major retailer in the country.
Nevertheless it is quite surprisingly to see the hype regarding the Gear S2 in a country where buyers have a number of cheaper alternatives like Oukitel, InWatch, iMacWear etc. The demand for the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is also a warning signal for the Apple Watch. But would you buy the Apple Watch over the Gear S2? Voice your feelings in the comment section below!