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Samsung releases Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold and Platinum smartwatches

Samsung releases Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold and Platinum smartwatches
It's still difficult to gauge whether or not the smartwatch is just a passing fad, but interest in this emerging technology is picking up. Having matured considerably over the past couple of years, many of the major tech firms have thrown their respective hats into the ring. Samsung, as ever, has churned out quite a few more devices than most other firms, but arguably struggled to capture the imagination of the consumer until the Gear S2 Classic delighted us with its traditional charm. As the name implies, the range takes the aesthetic form of a regular wristwatch -- a marked departure from the geeky wrist computer look of some of the Korean firm's initial efforts. Now, the global launch of the Rose Gold and Platinum versions are upon us, with the Chinese market enjoying first dibs. 

First showcased at CES, the two new high-end options are somewhat akin to the Apple Watch Edition line. Apple's first-gen wearable boasts a number of finishes clad in precious metals for prices well into the tens of thousands, and now Sammy wants a share of the spoils. 

With the Classic Edition Gear S2, there's now an 18K Rose Gold version, as well as a Platinum edition. The bands of these variants offer similarly luxurious finishes, with ivory leather for the Rose Gold, or a black leather strap for the Platinum variant. 

As aforementioned, the top-tier Gear S2 is only available in China for the time being. But if you do have a sizable wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket and are willing to plow it into a fancy wearable, the new Classic Editions of the Gear S2 should reach other major markets in the near future. 

If you'd like to see more of the Gear S2 Classic in Rose Gold and Platinum, be sure to check out our hands-on coverage

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posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:41 1

1. Jimrod (Posts: 1178; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Rose gold... Where do Samsung come up with these unique colours? :D

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:48 9

4. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


To start, both the original Gear and the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 all were available in Rose Gold.

But I know, you are to stupid and clueless to know those facts.
http://www.androidcentral.com/pictures-rose-gold-samsung-galaxy-note-3

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/02/05/samsung-unveils-rose-gold-galaxy-s4-with-lte-a-for-the-korean-market/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFqhGxsre4Y - This device predates any Rose Gold colored device...PERIOD.

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wearable-tech/SM-R3800GNAXAR - This was called Gold/brown because of the band color is brown. But it is a Rose Gold and it predates Apple.

So yea, we know where Apple got the idea from...now don't we?

Those are facts. I know stupid people like you don't deal with facts, but I do.

Oh and all those watches from Samsung and the Note 3 all predate the iPhone 5S and the Apple Watch based on their retail release dates.

How do you guys say it? "Haters gonna hate!"

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:53 3

9. Jimrod (Posts: 1178; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Where did I say a word about Apple? Why do you wind yourself up so much? :)

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:23 8

17. tedkord (Posts: 10915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You know very well what you were implying.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:06 1

14. lyndon420 (Posts: 4143; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Wow!!! So full of hostility this morning eh? Straight to the insults you go...sure you're not an apple fan?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:44 3

22. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Insult? I didn't insult anyone. I made a factual observation of typical Apple fanatics who come to every Samsung article to start trouble.

The only articles here worth reading most of the time are usually about Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft because these are the world tech leaders.

They all have their way of doing things and yes some are better at certain things that others.

Its ok to have an opinion even if it doesnt agree with mine.
The problem is people who purposely come here to start these bullsh!t fights. Yes I called him a name and I have no regrets and I would say the same to his very face. just like I did here.

I dont like or dislike Apple. They do good things. But they invented or made nothing more popular than anyone else. They simply get more attention when they do things because it is the only way to keep them relevant.

No other OEM in history has ever had the media and blog sites draw attention to some of the most stupid things like a device color. EVER!

Only when it is meant to be paint as a negative because someone else is doing it, only after drawing attention to it from someone else.

I want to be able to come here and read about tech, make some constructive posts and move on...vs always having to read ignorant trolling half-assed fanboi rhetoric everyday.

Its the same crap Neowin and Engadget do. Engadget drop posting comments altogether because fans no matter which side they are on are stupid.

I am not a fan of a brand. I am a fan of tech so I can get mad no matter whose tech is begin referred too if I want too.

We should be here to enjoy tech, share a wishlist, comment in a way that leads to good conversation because in some way we are all tech nerds who love reading this stuff.

But the idiots who just come here to cause problems, I get sick of it. The fact PA allows it when no other site does, speaks volumes, which is why I'm making my own where such BS won't be allowed.

Where we will have fair reviews that aren't bias or have stretched truths.
Where we wont accept handout from any OEM. We will buy our devices that we review an then offer contests where users who bring constructive info to the site can win them.

Where people like JIMROD, JEDI and others won't be allowed unless they bring something good to the table. after all if all you want to do is start trouble, why come here an ruin it for everyone else.

Because see, only the Devil works that way.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 12:54

34. lyndon420 (Posts: 4143; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Fair enough. But since apple (for the most part) makes just phones with some tablets and desktop versions thrown in, they won't be around for much longer as they can't see past their office walls to the great out doors. When the time comes for them to spread their wings into other areas, they won't find much left that Google/Alphabet hasn't either bought or invested in.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:23 3

18. Unordinary (Posts: 1444; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Someone got mad and easily offended. Lmfao.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:31 3

20. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I wasn't mad. He like you aren't anymore than trouble-makers.
The site is about tech, no matter what brand name it falls under.
I know what he implied. Mad? Nah. But I get sick and tired of people like HIM and YOU, who do nothing constructive with your conversations here.

You just come here to mock, start trouble and troll.
GET A FRIKKIN LIFE...bot of you?

Mad? Nah. Excited? Sure!

I don't get mad...maybe slightly ticked though, because every f**kin day you idiots come to articles just to start a fight. It's annoying.

But its going to be over soon.

Me and a couple devs are working on our own tech site. All trolls who come to bring nothign to the table will be PERMANENTLY IP BANNED FOR LIFE.

Because you fools bring nothing to the table.
Its ok to have a favorite. Its ok to even dislike another brand.

But to purposely set out each day just to cause trouble, makes him and anyone else purposely stupid which is worse than being born stupid at no fault of your own.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:40 3

21. Unordinary (Posts: 1444; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


I didn't even read your ridiculous post dude. Stop getting so mad at random people lol. Get some sunlight. Stop taking away from the user experience of this website by posting pointless and insanely long posts. Barely anyone reads what you spam all day long every day. OKCupid and JDate should work well if you keep your bio under 900 characters.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:52 2

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


IDGAF if you read it or not. I seen post made by you too.
Whether I liek you or not doesn't matter. When you say somethign that si right or I can agree with I give a thumbs up, even when I know you're a trouble-maker. as long as the post I give a thumb isn't a trouble-making post.

After all right is right even if its about a company I may like. Samsung gets ripped all the time for the most mundane BS. Yet when Apple does those same things, they are applauded and lvoed for it.

It's biased, its stupid and its wrong even if I do it.

What is a con for one OEM is a con for all of them whether they offered that specific tech ever or not. That would be fair and unbiased.

I also dont believe in giving props to a company who didn't invent an idea, I will do so if they present it in a better way. Better is better whether I specifically like the OEM or not.

Some of my posts are ridiculous. So? "Some" is better than nearly "ALL" your posts being ridiculous and offer no benefot to anyone, except ingorant purpose stupid inhumane fans like yoruself who come eher and green thumb you all day with your hating one-liners that offer nothign more than ear-tickling fanaticism and trolling.

You guys troll all day, but can never stand up to facts. because everytime you are present with facts and links, you can't even argue and resort to one-liners and name calling.

I call names only when someone simply says something to start trouble or are just outright lying - like most of you do. INCLUDING YOURSELF!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:19 2

38. lyndon420 (Posts: 4143; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Good luck on this 'tech site' endeavor of yours. Will you be calling people stupid and clueless on there as well when you feel challenged like you do here?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:53 2

28. nodes (Posts: 696; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


i wonder, what do you do for living?
i mean, you spend a lot of time here, so much time to waste just for defending your favorite brand.
maybe you could try apply to Samsung.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:49 7

5. tedkord (Posts: 10915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They came up with it on the Galaxy Note 3, over a year before Apple's first foray into rose gold.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:55 5

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Plus it's just a damn color... Not even that rare for a watch, too.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:09

16. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Exactly. Watches and jewelry which si what a watch is, have mostly always been silver or gold when made of metal, and black when plastic with names like Casio.

JIMROD is a bigot and a loser and a troll. But hey, his mama didnt teach him any better.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:29 3

19. Jimrod (Posts: 1178; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Do you need a lie down?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:53

29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No. But you should never get up! EVER!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:22 3

39. lyndon420 (Posts: 4143; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Oh so hostile lol. You poor soul.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 18:09

45. cheetah2k (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Look, leave Nimrod, er, dickwad, er, I mean Jimsrod alone. It's not his fault he was born with a handicap... :D

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 04:01

46. Jimrod (Posts: 1178; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


And yet you're the one who seems so obsessed with a company you hate that it features in your avatar... That's pretty retarded don't you think?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:45 2

23. Unordinary (Posts: 1444; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Too bad they dropped the color because not enough were being sold. It looked good.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:59

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


As you can see in this link you trolling piece of ra, Samsung had phones that were "gold" as far back as 2004.
https://news.samsung.com/global/golden-history-of-samsung-phones

Even Moto had gold phones too. I had the Gold Dolce & Gabbana which was the coolst devic eI ever owned even over an iPhone or Galaxy device. It was also one of the first to be made of metal and glass.http://image.cellphones.ca/images/phones/44/539/motorola-razr-dolce-gabbana-full-1.jpg

Again, you want to give Apple credit. They didn't do this first. They also didnt make any phone color more popular. Black, silver and white were typical phone colors for years, before Apple even made a phone.

I hate people like you. You only purpose in coming here is to cause trouble Amazing how retard you Apple fanboys are.

Trouble makers are nothign more than pieces of s4!t!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:04 2

12. Jimrod (Posts: 1178; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


...still winding yourself up... Still no mention of Apple from anyone but you or tedkord.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:07 1

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Doesn't matter. That si who you were referring too even if you didn't say it. I said it for you. So f..king what?

You still brought it up. I can read.

Just because you didnt say "Apple" doesn't mean you weren't referring to them. I'm not wound-up.

I just hate retarded trouble causes pieces of sh!t like you.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:48 2

24. Unordinary (Posts: 1444; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


"Amazing how retard you fanboys are."

"Nothign"
"ra"
"devic el"
"si"
"trouble causes pieces of sh!t like you."

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:55 1

30. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yep another typical fanboy post. Can't handle facts...just looks for bad grammar and misspelled words...lol

I got you down to a "T".

"T" as in "T"ypical.

typ·i·cal
ˈtipik(ə)l/
adjective
having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing.
"a typical day"
synonyms: representative, classic, quintessential, archetypal, model, prototypical, stereotypical, paradigmatic; More
characteristic of a particular person or thing.
"he brushed the incident aside with typical good humor"
synonyms: characteristic, in keeping, usual, normal, par for the course, predictable, true to form; More
informal
showing the characteristics expected of or popularly associated with a particular person, situation, or thing.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 12:16 2

32. Jimrod (Posts: 1178; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Hey Techie, here's some facts I know you'll love! :D

http://samsungcopiesapple.tumblr.com/

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 12:57 2

35. willard12 (Posts: 1624; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


"Where did I say a word about Apple?"

Wow, you held-out for 25 minutes before unleashing that barrage. I'm impressed.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:49 1

41. Unordinary (Posts: 1444; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


You called someone retarded, then continued typing like you have no brain what-so-ever. Did you not even understand my previous post? Why did I just ask that question. Of course you didn't. Lmao.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:33 1

44. Punchy506 (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


Get your meds refilled dude

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:04

13. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


http://news.samsung.com/global/fast-facts

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:14 1

37. Switch00 (Posts: 442; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Bwahaha... rose gold... nailed it.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:40

40. sissy246 (Posts: 806; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


At least Samsung knows rose gold from pink. And they did do that color before apple tried to but failed and made pink.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:42

2. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yeah they cost to much though. No watch is worth more than $300 I don't care what it does. It's still limited.

There is a place online called B&H Photo that has them for $549.

I want one so then I will have 3 smartwatches. I have my original Gear S, I have my Gear S2 Sport and I want the Classic, but I want either the Gold or Platinum. The gold one looks so awesome with that watch face,

Price has to come down though.I will wait for the next model, that way the new ones will fall in price.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:49 2

25. Unordinary (Posts: 1444; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Ouch man good job putting up with the insane lag and incredibly slow response times lmao. You were right about them being limited.

LOLOLOL

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 12:03 4

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


http://wccftech.com/apple-watch-faster-reduce-lag/

https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/320qk9/the_reason_apple_watch_is_being_called_slow/

https://www.google.com/#q=laggy+apple+watch

Amazing...They are all limited. In fact when you compare Appel to any OEm, All of Apple's products typically are limited for whatever reason. Some good, some bad.

Yet they dont operate any better than similar products from other brands.

The iPad does less than any comparable tablet sold by any OEm, but its lagy as hell.

The Apple watch does less than many "wearbales" from any OEm, yet is slower than most of them.

The iPhone is laggy, even though it has far less features vs any Android devices and why Apple released yet another iOS update to deal with it.

Lag is a issue with computers that is never 100% solved, nor can it be.

I expect a computers that does more to lag once in a while. But when one that does less lags even more than my device which does more, then that is a problem. No one is more guilty of them than Apple is. Right?

Either combat my argument with one..OR STFU!

22 seconds of PURE UNINTERRUPTED LAG -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hOuImxHpSs

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 12:16 2

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5PoOpsnjg

Video proof of how fanatics think an act. When presented with a reasonable argument, they back down and resort to exactly what you;re doing.

At least I'm fair.

All wearables are limited. But my wearables is less limited and costs less than many limited options.

Wearables are a new tech and I expect that "some" first gen products wont be great. But Apple's first gen wearbale should have been better. They waited 2 years just to do what others did 2 years ago.

As far as sells? Apple shipped 8.9M smartwatches last year, yet I've seen no one wearing it. Shipped is sold, but its only been sold to retailers and used by Apple employees which I never count as an official sale, because wearing a watch at work by the company who made it, isn't equal to wearing ti out the door with a receipt.

Swamping a product to market that no one is buying, is something Samsung was accused of. Why can't it be true of others like Apple?

The iPhone 5C was a disgrace and sales blew up after one quarter. How many people have you seen with them? I think I've seen 3 of those in the wild. No Apple Watch yet though.

The employee that won the watch in our office game? He wears his and I finally decided to ask him. He showed me wearing it. So I asked him to show me things he can do with it, so I can see what he has learned. he showed me how to send a scribble and a heartbeat.

Those are gimmicky and useless vs 3G on my S/S2.

When the APple Watch isn't Bluetoothed to your iPhone, how do you get email and texts? Oh wait, you can't get texts. You can only get email if you're on wifi. Where is wifi if you're driving down the road? NOWHERE!

The advantages of 3G..constant web connection, will get all calls and texts. My phone can have remote connection to my device if on the same wifi. I can do more than stupid things like controlling my car radio which I can just do from my steering wheel.

List 5 useful features of the Apple Watch?

Here are 5 useful features of my Gear S2 to be fair and not bias.

1. 4G connectivity making it a pure 100% standalone device.
2. A more accurate heart rate monitor.
3. has its own GPS for apps like Nokia Maps
4. All phone calls and texts are forwarded automatically when my Gear S2 is not connected to my phone.
5. I can operate 100% of its functions without ever touching the screen.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:47 2

3. NexusX (Posts: 502; Member since: 16 May 2013)


as developer, round watchface is illogical for smartwatches, If anyone knows how much work it is involved in making an app user friendly for both a round and a square watchface, then you will see round smartwatches have no future.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:52

7. tedkord (Posts: 10915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Sure.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:52

8. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? Because Moto didnt have to much of a problem selling the 360. Samsung is selling the S2 very well.

Its not harder. It just means you have to centralize the text to the widest part of the screen.

The round look is classy as most watches are round in design. They can be both.

I would say the shape depends on the app you want to use.

I get notifications on my Gear S and S2 and yes they do look better on the S because the screen is simply larger. If they simply make the rounds one larger, texts wont be an issue; not that they are now.

Looks are subjective. But I agree certain shapes work better for certain apps. However reading texts and emails on my S2 hasn't been an issue. The display could be just a bit bigger.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:50 3

26. Unordinary (Posts: 1444; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


By really well, you mean 80% less than Apple really well?

Didn't you JUST say Apples sales are crappy for the watch?

Wouldn't that mean your lagfest device on your wrist sales extremely poor? Lmao.
What do you do with you limiting watch? Collect cheeto crumbs on it to eat off of?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:27 1

43. tedkord (Posts: 10915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No one knows, since neither Apple nor Samsung have released any numbers. That's usual for Samsung, but Apple usually reports sales. Wonder why they won't now?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 10:50 2

6. tedkord (Posts: 10915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That platinum! I hope the next model has a slightly bigger watch face.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:07

36. willard12 (Posts: 1624; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I agree. The screen size was entirely too small, especially considering the size of normal watch faces these days. The should make 41 and 45 mm versions.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 15:38

42. ChaoticRage (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Jan 2016)


S2 is good looking watch. Don't want to carry a plan to have one though and Bluetooth seems to flaky. But who knows. Maybe pick up one later.

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