A major update is making Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch even smarter


The Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are receiving a major software update that notably the Tizen OS that the two wearables are based on.

The coolest new feature that the major Samsung Gear S2 software update brings allows users to download apps from the wearable itself. Previously, Gear S2 owners had to download apps on their watch by from the connected smartphone.

After installing the new update for the Gear S2, users will also be able to use their own photos as the watch face background. You can select up to 10 photos to be cycled and the setup can be done right from the wearable itself. Given that the watch face is the most common UI view, this customizability will certainly be welcomed by users.

Other notable features included in the update include a beefed up S Voice version, a new contacts app with its own widget, as well as automatic sleep tracking. 

Launched a full year ago, the Samsung Gear S2 is still one of the hottest smartwatches that money can currently buy. Unfortunately for Samsung and the smartwatch market, that doesn't say very much. On the upside, Samsung is constantly updating it's Tizen OS to include new features. Back in February, the Gear S2 and S2 Classic received an update that introduced watch face notifications.

What do you guys think of the new update? 

source: Sammobile

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45 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wish there was an update to make it better and more compatible.

2. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Gear S2 works with most Android phones

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Better how?

12. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He means he wishes it had an Apple logo.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1 for the truth.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't pick a fight you can't win.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

You should talke your own advice.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think you should "take" a chill pill and stop picking fights you can't win.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think you should "take" your own advice, considering the fact that I routinely win our "debates".

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wishful thinking coming from you.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

The only thing I wish is that you would shut up and stop trolling. Now THAT's wishful thinking.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Man just shut up and get over it.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

And here your trolling @$$ is, still responding. Like I said, wishful thinking. And again, YOU take your own advice and get over it. You attacked me here, not the other way around.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes yes yes and yes! She/he/it can't. Without trolling, anything else would require though. Trolling doesn't require thought, its equal to just being stupid. Stupid doesn't require thought or work.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I didn't.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean the one you lost already? Dorkette?

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least it would be worth having considering how the Apple Watch is the highest satisfaction rate for wearables.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not in fitness, Samsung takes that

34. Nopers unregistered

Why don't you two just have hate sex and end the pointless exchanges.

44. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Kind of like how the Note 5 is highest for phones. Thanks for pointing out the Note 5 is the best there is.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It doesn't know. It is just mouthing off as usual. Its a doorknob trying to be a doorbell. If it had sense, it would be to smart for its own self. Talking about YOU/IT Mxy. It is saying words that have no mean. It has no idea what its asking fr. Its so use to using dumb-down products, that one that does a lot is to much for it to handle.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It works as well as any smartwatch, better than many. It's compatible with many Android phones (I have a Classic with my Note 5, and the Sport paired to my son's Motto X Pure). One of the best on the market.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

iOS support is coming too.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He doesn't know, he is a isheep and can't handle it's better then icrap watch.

7. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Shut up loser you don't even own either watch so how can you say which is better?!?!?

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Does either of them own both watches? Then neither of them should be able to speak on the matter, correct?

24. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You don't know what I own stupid

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Apple Watch is no where near crap.

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

I dont know how good it is but it looks like a kids toy watch.

5. MEeee

Posts: 412; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Mr Time Maker is one of the best free custom watchface for the Gear.

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