Samsung said it would make its next smartwatch technology available to its competitors who also use Google's mobile platform Android.
Asian stocks declined on Friday, as investors awaited the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for August.
Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst at Enderle Group, says the Apple Watch is seen as a luxury item and that status gives it an edge over Samsung.
Asian stocks mostly recovered on Thursday as investors took heart in a positive finish on Wall Street overnight.
The success of Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch may be hindered by the Tizen operating system, says Bryan Ma, VP of client devices research at IDC Asia Pacific.
Andrew Stott, partner at Olswang, says Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch is different from other smartwatches available in the market and has a smart-looking design.
Motorola has launched a new version of its smartwatch in a bid to repeat the success it had with its original model.
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Asian share markets went through a roller-coaster ride on Wednesday amid persisting concerns over the health of China's economy.
Asian stocks slumped on Tuesday after surveys of China's mammoth manufacturing sector showed a further loss of momentum.
The VR camp at the festival will boast demo stations showcasing the latest technology, animated narrative films and 360-degree music videos.
China's benchmark Shanghai composite ended nearly 5 percent higher with gains accelerating in the final half-hour of trade.
China's Shanghai Composite index finished in negative turf late Wednesday, as investor confidence remained frail.
Asian investors made a stampede for the exit on Monday on the back of growing fears surrounding the health of China's economy.
Two new Samsung phones are available today.
Asian equities slid deeper into negative territory on Friday, joining a global sell-off sparked by jitters over China.
Gartner says smartphone sales growth is slowing; Apple's market share is increasing.
Samsung is planning its first U.S. stock listing.
Chinese stocks ended an erratic session with gains on Wednesday, propped up by bargain hunters and efforts by the authorities, analysts say.
Chinese shares led losses in Asia on Tuesday, as nerves over the yuan and a bomb explosion in Thailand sent investors scrambling for safety.