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Samsung Gear S2 Classic Platinum and Rose Gold hands-on

Samsung Gear S2 Classic Platinum and Rose Gold hands-on

The Samsung Gear S2 Classic is easily one of the best smartwatches of 2015: with its innovative rotating bezel that acts as a navigation dial, it is a comfortable and stylish timepiece.

At CES 2016, Samsung brought two new color versions of the Gear S2 Classic - a rose gold and platinum colors - and both cater to those who value a more premium look.

First, we have the Gear S2 Classic in Rose Gold. The finish is glossy and the color is not all that subtle: it has a very distinct saturated gold tonality (whereas the ubiquitous iPhone 6s, for instance, seems to have a more subtle shade of gold). For all else, this is the same Gear S2 Classic with the same ridged edge. We photographed it from various angles to give you a close look at all the details, take a look right below.


The second new color that Samsung adds to the Gear S2 Classic family is Platinum. A colder color, this one is less noticeable in the public eye and won't catch the eye as much as the glossy rose gold version that just screams: 'bling-bling'. This more subtle tonality, however, still looks plenty refined and stylish, and we have also photographed it from all angles for your viewing pleasure.


Right below, you would see a quick video tour of the two new color options for the Gear S2 Classic. Prices for the new versions will be unveiled in the near future (expect higher prices for these two versions, though) and so will be the actual release dates. If you want a refreshing course on Samsung's wearable, feel free to check out our full-on Samsung Gear S2 review.


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posted on 07 Jan 2016, 03:10 13

1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1342; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Looks very nice.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 03:26 1

2. GreenMan (Posts: 894; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


@LetsBeHonest I don't think you're being honest, lad...

These things barely look digestable (visually speaking), let alone nice...

I'll have the Rolex, please...

But then again I'm a Hipster with a deep passion of mechanical clocks, typewriters, fountain pens and 2-Stroke motorcycles!

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 03:34 16

3. ibend (Posts: 3474; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


I'm sure apple watch will suit your taste

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 03:52 8

4. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1107; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ever heard of subjectivity?

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 03:56 11

5. tech2 (Posts: 3347; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You're a wanna be hipster. You 're simply an idiot. Actually scratch that, calling you an idiot will be an insult to an idiot.

If you think Gear S2 and Rolex fit in the same price bracket and functionality then you're even more stupid then a stick.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 03:59 3

6. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


@tech2, you do realize GreenMan is part stick? lol

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 04:22 17

8. tedkord (Posts: 10215; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's one of the nicest looking smartwatches on the market, as well as one of the most innovative.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 06:42 1

12. catze86 (Posts: 589; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Jeez, keeo your tits calm old man

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 09:28 1

20. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


You're a creepy tree, what do you know.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 18:44

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8274; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He is entitled to his opinion as is you. Looks are subjective right? Which means he doesnt have to see it the way you do.

How dare you.

They do look very nice. If you dont think so then it is your opinion.

Pompus self-righteous idiot.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 04:01

7. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


I am a man of many watches, so I would probably switch watches throughout the week. This watch would be the one I would wear out in public to look more classy and not a total nerd with the S2. The S2 I would use if I was staying at home or with a fellow nerdy friend.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 04:48 4

9. robcar (Posts: 109; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


Looks great and elegant!

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 04:50

10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I've never owned a smartwatch before but i think the s2 platinum will be my first. I'm just worried about battery life.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 09:31

21. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Battery life is nothing to be worried about. My S2 Classic has never died. I charge it nightly along with my phone. The lowest my battery has gotten was 15% with the settings on full brightness and display set to 'always on'. I still use those settings, I guess I just play with it more some days. I've had mine for over 2 months.

I never thought I'd buy a smartwatch either. Mainly b/c they looked silly, but this thing is elegant. I get compliments a lot and people always say, "I didn't know any smart watches looked like real watches."

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 18:57

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8274; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I have the sport. After the recent update I can get 3 work days of usage.
It was bleeding power at first. It barely lasted a 12 hour day. Now when I take it off teh charger at 745a...when I get home at 6PM I till have 70% power avail.

I noticed that i get better battery-life with the pre-installed faces. I downloaded some WatchMaster onces and they appear to drain a bit more.

Also if you are a very active person, it will drain just a bit to keep track of steps. But shouldnt be bad.

Right now I am averaging the same life as my original Gear S...roughly 2 full 24 hour days or 3 work days consistently since the update.

You should get away with charging every other day. Now i have the sport. Other than looks the watches have identical specs and battery size.

Also, I have the 3G version. But I am pretty much always connected to my phone. Using 3G will drain a bit more power.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 05:54

11. GreenMan (Posts: 894; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Ah! Now Now, don't be so hard on the man, eh?

Let's face it, lads. Most of you (or us) are geeks, so you wouldn't appreciate a thing when you see a Rolex... And the fact is, being tech savvy men, you don't have the capacity to appreciate a mechanical clock work... (Holly Molly, who am I kidding on a website dedicated to Smartphones & Geek Stuff!)

The point is, it may be more productive than a simple timepiece cum showpiece (or Rolex)... But it's certainly not as elegant, characterful & personality defining, and that was my point in the first place...

G'Day!

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 06:45 1

13. catze86 (Posts: 589; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


I very appreciate my older than me mechanical wall clock than my previous Nexus, Old man.
Your teaching realy useful here

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 07:56

15. tedkord (Posts: 10215; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That goes for every smartwatch on the market. However, this comes closer than most, with the exception of some of the other round smartwatches.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 19:01

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8274; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why are you here. This isnt meant to be in the same class as a rolex. Doesnt make it any less elegant though.

Go waste your money on having valueless rocks on a watch. You do know that diamonds have no value whatsoever right? They are just rocks.

Go take you pompus attitude somewhere else you ingrate.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 07:14

14. Switch00 (Posts: 390; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


rose gold, you don't say. interesting color option, very innovative.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 07:57 8

16. tedkord (Posts: 10215; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I know. It matches the color they used on the Note 3 in 2013, before Apple copied it.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 08:03 3

17. sissy246 (Posts: 616; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


You mean before apple tried to copy it, they think pink is rose gold lol.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 19:07

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8274; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The S4 also had a Rose Gold.
Rose Gold does come in different hues. There is a pinkish tone that is more feminine (Tim Cook) and a more copper-tone version as well.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 09:35

22. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Hopefully you're being sarcastic. If not, you're such an uninformed tool. Typical trendy, brainwashed American (I'm American, but I see things for what they are). "First time I saw it was on an Apple so that had to be the first time it was used."

Please be joking...

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 10:53

24. willard12 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


A color option they've been doing in smart watches (both case and band) since the very day you created your PA account...you don't say. I'm sure you immediately logged in and called it innovative way back then.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Santa-calls-the-Samsung-Galaxy-Gear-a-miracle-in-new-ad_id50224

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 08:07

18. acruzlu (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


I personally want the platinum plated gear s2 classic because of cool it looks, but can go without until I really wannt have it.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 08:11 1

19. sissy246 (Posts: 616; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


GreenMan NO, it's not a Rolex, witch I agree are beautiful watches and almost works of art awesome mechanics . But we are talking smart watches so go away.
This is the best smartwatch out and for sure the best looking one. Oh and it's really rose gold.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 09:36 1

23. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I don't think greenman is being serious. I mean, I SURELY don't take what he said as being anything other than a joke.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 09:19 1

29. eyedoc81 (Posts: 46; Member since: 20 May 2011)


I'm loving my Gear S2 classic in Black, but that Platinum looks so nice!

Favorite feature of the device - getting to the gym, pulling out my bluetooth headphones, and streaming music straight from the watch with my phone away in my locker. If the gym's wifi wasn't so terrible, I'd use the Milk Music app to stream, but a 4gb MP3 player is still a cool feature imo.

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