Burton has partnered with technology leader Samsung Electronics on a series of customizable watch faces for the new Gear S2 digital watches.
User’s will be able download and customize their watch faces with animated versions of some of Morris’ most iconic imagery.
Samsung has introduced a series of watch faces by exclusive artists and designers, such as Morris, to create fun and exciting experiences including Peanuts characters and artworks from Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Jeremyville.
“It’s so much fun to see my artwork come to life and animate on a watch face. I’m proud to be represented among such legendary artists. Samsung Mobile is really at the forefront of giving their users the ability to customize their watches, while integrating art into their world. I can’t wait to buy some for myself!”
About Samsung’s Announcement
Continuing its leadership in the wearables category, Samsung Electronics, announced two new elegant editions of the Gear S2 classic, one encased in 18K Rose Gold and another in Platinum, offering users diverse options to express and match their style while highlighting its circular design and advanced functionality.
“In 2015, we set a new standard with the Gear S2 in smart wearable category. We broke barriers to introduce one of Samsung’s most progressive wearable devices to date,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “In 2016, we will continue to raise the bar, so that we can deliver products that our customers want most.”
With the successful launch of the Gear S2, Samsung is openly working with partners to provide more convenience and expanded user capabilities. CNN and Bloomberg Gear S2 apps, together with its watch face feature, have been a few of the more popular apps followed by a variety of watch faces and convenient apps like eBay, ESPN, Uber and Voxer.
The new Gear S2 classic will include NFC technology to offer Samsung Pay, which will be available to Gear S2 users early this year starting in the U.S.