Additionally, Samsung has partnered with various designers to produce a number of watch bands for both the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. We currently only have a quick promo shot of them, but will hopefully get to see them closer in a hands-on session. Gear S2 owners should also expect more watch faces to become available soon, featuring artwork from different artists, and even silly, comical characters for greater customization options.
Samsung's own mobile payment system — Samsung Pay — will also become available on both the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. Being able to work on any POS terminal that accepts magnetic cards is definitely one of Samsung Pay's strong suits, as it is theoretically ready to work in almost any store – as opposed to Apple Pay, which requires the sellers to invest in new equipment. Currently, Samsung Pay is available for Galaxy S6 / S6 edge / S6 edge+ / Note 5 owners in South Korea and the USA, with new countries being added to the roster soon.
Fancy a Gear S2, but find yourself too attached to your iPhone 6s? Samsung's smartwatch will become compatible with Apple's iOS later this year as well!