Samsung Gear S2 gets a massive update, check the new interface and functions



Samsung has a big software update in store for its Gear S2 smartwatch. So big, in fact, that it warranted a dedicate blog post explaining all the novelties that await the owners of its second-gen wearable. The Gear S2 update is available through the Samsung Gear app, and includes interface, as well as functionality enhancements, breathing new life in the affordable wearable. 



To start off, there is a new App Shortcuts widget that arranges your most recent apps in the Gear S-line's signature circular format automatically, yet you can still pick what will be shown there manually. Moreover, a short pull-down gesture there will bring the Quick Panel menu with connectivity switches and other toggles.

The Gear S2 is a mighty exercise companion, and Samsung's Health app has made reading your pace and heart rate score easier on the eyes, available with just a short peek at the screen. The fresh Multi-workout widget will give you quick access to a preferred activity now, if you have set one, and the inactivity alerts can be tailored better so as not to interrupt in a bad time.



There are more options to use the Gear S2 as a controller now, with dedicated apps for TV, Gear VR or presentations, while Samsung extends the usefulness with a new full weather report that gets pushed to your watch each morning, along with a forecast, so you never leave unprepared. Svelte.

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12 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

That's really awesome, as a owner of the gear S2 i thought it won't get any updates I just hope they will include some new clock faces

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1318; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yeah i was thinking i'll have wait to upgrade to the gear S4 to get new stuff

2. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

I still think the S2 Classic is the best looking, best sized smartwatch to date. Kudos to Samsung for updating this thing.

7. Teemsmsng

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 27, 2018

I like the gear s most of all but the gear s3 is definitely a nice improvement from the s2 and yes mad props to Samsung for the update!

4. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Just get an Apple Watch! Why are Samsung even making this trash?

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Just get lost! Why are you making this trash comment?

6. Teemsmsng

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 27, 2018

First off Samsung has made 5 watches before apple even got in the game and second Samsung made Apple's watch! Drops the mic!...........

9. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Because the Apple watch is trash.

10. SirGarmaples

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2018

For the people who don't want to spend 330$+ on a smartwatch.

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1318; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

you mean your Samsung iWatch

12. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

For one, not everyone has iPhones. Two, because the Apple Watch sucks compared to the Samsungs. Three, Samsung is making them because people buy them? It's kind of obvious dude.

8. Darwm

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2018

Nice! The s2 is my favorite smartwatch.

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