Republic Bank gets in Gear

Above: Samsung’s Gear 2. Photo courtesy Samsung.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the arrival of the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch to Trinidad & Tobago; the company’s latest offering as a result of many years of progressive innovation in the wearables category.

The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalize and bring more fun to their mobile experience. The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensures users will have a quicker and more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications. At the same time, it offers an incredibly vibrant viewing experience for a smartwatch, thanks to its 1.2-inch circular screen and its 360 X 360 (302 ppi).

Above: Gracia Whyte, Samsung Electronics Trade Marketing Manager (T&T) and Shedley Branche Republic Bank Marketing Manager, Product Management, Credit, show off the new Samsung Gear S2 at Republic Banks’ Park St Head Office. Photo courtesy Samsung.
Above: Gracia Whyte, Samsung Electronics Trade Marketing Manager (T&T) and Shedley Branche Republic Bank Marketing Manager, Product Management, Credit, show off the new Samsung Gear S2 at Republic Banks’ Park St Head Office. Photo courtesy Samsung.

Republic Bank Limited (RBL) has also announced that they are executing a special promotion to reward its clients with this innovative wearable device, allowing the bank’s customers to be the first in the country to get their hands on the new Samsung Gear S2. “We are extremely excited that some of our lucky customers who have applied and were approved for loans via our Make it Happen (MIH) Loan Application form on republictt.com, are the first recipients in the country to experience the latest wearable technology-Samsung Gear S2 watches” said Shedley Branche, Marketing Manager, Republic Bank Limited. “In addition to this, they also received priority loan handling during our 2015 Christmas Loan Campaign. Republic is pleased to have collaborated with Samsung on this great initiative and we congratulate our winners.”

Two Gears

Introduced in two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic – Samsung designed the Gear S2 to appeal to two distinct consumer preferences. The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.

“The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s most progressive innovation. It is the perfect complement for any occasion, easily taking you from day to night, from work to workout – and ensuring that you get more out of every moment in your day by making it smarter and ultimately more personal and fun,” said Gracia Whyte, Assistant Trade Marketing Manager of Samsung Electronics Latin America, for Trinidad and Tobago.

The applications on the Gear S2 can be viewed with amazing clarity so that users don’t miss notification pop-ups. Also, with the latest Tizen OS and an optimized 1-GHz dual core processor, the Samsung Gear S2 can perform tasks easily and efficiently.

Users can stay connected with at-a-glance notifications to check calendars, e-mails, news and can even send important texts directly from their wrist. Users can choose the Gear S2 with 3G connectivity which incorporates the first-ever e-SIM with voice capability, to perform quick functions without being closely tethered to their phone.

New fitness functions on the Samsung Gear S2 will encourage consumers to stay healthy and active. The 24-hour activity log lets users view daily activity progress and patterns at a glance. It will also send reminder updates to motivate users to stay on track with their fitness goals.

For the ultimate convenience, the Samsung Gear S2 comes with NFC technology which will enable mobile payments without the need for a wallet. Samsung is working with a wide selection of partners across different industries to expand the usability of wearables and streamline consumers’ mobile lives in a variety of ways, including smart car keys, residential room keys, and remote controls to manage a connected home.

All of these connected features are supported by a battery that can last up to 2-3 days, allowing consumers to stay connected without the hassle of constantly having to recharge. To charge, simply place the Samsung Gear S2 on the wireless charging dock right out of the box.