Samsung Gear S2 Overview Updated February 4, 2020

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September 2015 - February 2020


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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 February 4, 2020

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch gets an update w/ battery, UI improvements

When it comes to Android smartwatches, Samsung’s Gear lineup has produced some of the best options for quite some time now, thanks to solid hardware and software. This week, Samsung is adding on to that list with long software support, delivering an update to its five-year-old Gear S2.

Samsung Gear S2 Stories March 27, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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.

Samsung Gear S2 Stories February 18, 2016

Cellular Samsung Gear S2 Classic coming to AT&T, T-Mobile, & Verizon next month

Since its launch last year, the Gear S2 has gained new features, watchfaces, and hardware variants. Beginning next month, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will sell a 3G/4G cellular version of the Samsung Gear S2 Classic.

Samsung Gear S2 Stories February 11, 2016

Samsung’s Rose Gold and Platinum Gear S2 Classic are available tomorrow for $449

Announced at this year’s CES, the Rose Gold and Platinum variants of the Samsung Gear S2 Classic will be available for purchase in the US on February 12th. At $449, users are only getting a watch that has a rose gold or platinum finish along with an accompanying leather band.

Samsung Gear S2 Stories January 5, 2016

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At its CES keynote, Samsung announced that its Gear S2 smartwatches will come in two new metal finishes and will get Samsung Pay and iOS compatibility later this year.

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Samsung Gear S2 Stories December 1, 2015

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Android Wear smartwatches may not be as much of a “hot gift” this year as the Apple Watch is, but if you have friends without an iPhone, going with an Android-based smartwatch is pretty much your only option if you want to gift them a wearable. There are a lot of options to pick from across many different price points, but we’re here to help you pick out the perfect combo of fashion and tech for your loved one… expand full story

Samsung Gear S2 Stories November 2, 2015

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A few weeks ago AT&T announced an upcoming network-level feature called NumberSync, which will allow customers to use one phone number on multiple connected devices like smartwatches, tablets, and connected cars. As promised, the carrier is unveiling the first two devices that will work with NumberSync: the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE.  expand full story

Samsung Gear S2 Stories October 5, 2015

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Today we’re taking a closer look at Samsung’s Gear S2. This new smartwatch was announced just last month during IFA 2015 and has been the talk of the town lately. We took a first look at it not too long ago and compared it with one of the other top smartwatches on the market, but it’s finally available to purchase. Either way, the Gear S2 is shaping up to be one of the top dogs in smartwatches thanks to some of its unique features — which surprisingly have nothing to do with Android Wear. Yep… this little guy is running Tizen and for the first time, I absolutely love it…

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Samsung Gear S2 Stories September 30, 2015

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Samsung has announced that its latest smartwatch, the Tizen-based Gear S2, will go on sale at a number of retail locations from this Friday, October 2nd. The regular S2 and the S2 Classic will cost $299 and $349 respectively and will be available from Samsung direct, Amazon, Best Buy and Macy’s. What’s more, customers will be able to get their hands on the devices exclusively at Best Buy and Macy’s Herald Square on October 2, and 50 Macy’s store’s across the States from October 16.

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Samsung Gear S2 Stories September 17, 2015

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Samsung’s recently announced Gear S2 has stirred a lot of attention for itself over the past few weeks. The sleek, round design, attractive user interface, rotating bezel and non-discriminatory Android support all sets it up nicely to be one of this year’s most desired wearables. Samsung is yet to announce when the device will hit retail stores in the States, but if a leaked internal training video is anything to go by, it looks as though the company is prepping for an October 2 release…

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