Samsung Gear S2 Overview Updated March 27, 2018

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September 2015 - March 2018


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Inside the watch is 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a dual-core 1.0GHz processor. It also has a 250mAh battery and supports wireless charging, and won’t get damaged easily thanks to its IP68 dust and water resistance. Other notable features include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC. There’s also a cellular version with 3G/4G connectivity and a slightly bigger 300mAh battery.

On the front is a 1.2-inch, 360 x 360 resolution round AMOLED display surrounded by a rotating bezel. This bezel is used to control many aspects of the software user interface.

Samsung Gear S2 Stories March 27

Samsung’s Gear S2 gets updated w/ refreshed UI and Gear Sport fitness features

It’s been nearly three years since Samsung debuted the Gear S2 family of smartwatches, and despite newer hardware hitting the market every year since, the company has kept those watches up to date. Now, a huge software update is preparing to roll out to the Gear S2.

Samsung Gear S2 Stories December 19, 2016

Samsung’s lineup of Tizen wearables are shockingly great devices, but the biggest downside to both the Gear S2 and the newer Gear S3 (review coming soon), is the lack of app support. Today, Tizen’s app store grows with the welcome and long-awaited addition of Spotify.

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Samsung Gear S2 Stories September 28, 2016

Samsung is celebrating the first anniversary of its Samsung Pay mobile wallet service by offering the chance to win one of 365 Gear S2 smartwatches in a $100,000 giveaway. The Gear S2 currently offers beta support for Samsung Pay …

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Samsung Gear S2 Stories August 25, 2016

Samsung Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 gain iOS compatibility in limited beta program

At CES in January, Samsung announced that the Gear S2 would get iOS compatibility later this year. With the announcement (via SamMobile) of a beta program for the iOS Gear Manager app, a wider release is likely imminent.

Samsung Gear S2 Stories July 13, 2016

Samsung’s Gear S2 may not be an Android Wear watch, but it’s definitely one of the most popular smartwatches available for your Android phone outside of that platform. According to a report out of SamMobile today, a forthcoming update coming to the Gear S2 is bringing a lot of new features — namely, the ability to install suggested apps directly from the watch, set your own photos as a watchface background, and more…

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Samsung Gear S2 Stories April 14, 2016

iPhone and Samsung Gear S2 support draws closer as iOS app leaks

We’ve previously reported that the Samsung Gear S2 would be gaining support for iOS later this year, and it looks like that support is coming soon. A member of the XDA-Developers forums has shared a link to a potentially early version of a Samsung Gear S2 specific app that would allows iOS to pair with the device. While the app appears to be in the early stages (indications of the app’s creation dates back to March 2nd), it could potentially show us what the final app will look like.

Based on discussions in the forum, users looking to attempt the pair the devices may have to restore their S2 to factory settings before having it pair with the leaked iOS application. This may require having another Android device on hand, but the results seem to be mixed at this point. Some forum members are also indicating that they are able to receive notifications pushed from iOS, but have no way to reply.

The Samsung Gear S2 Lite iOS application can be installed through iTunes, or by side-loading through Xcode. Before launching the application, a Samsung specific enterprise profile must be accepted through settings. We cannot stress this enough, installing applications from unverified sources is not guaranteed safe. Proceed with extreme caution.

The Samsung Gear S2 is available refurbished from Best Buy for $159.99, or new from Amazon at $249.

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