Samsung Gear 2 gets timely update; S Health improved, new feature added

Samsung Gear 2 gets timely update; S Health improved, new feature added
An update to the Tizen powered Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch has rolled out Tuesday morning, taking the software version to The update is available from the Gear Manager on your watch, and includes improvements to S Health. The update also adds a new notifications muting feature called Blocking Mode. If you aren't in the mood to be reminded that someone is looking to get in touch with you, these notifications can be blocked.

You can even set up the watch to turn off notifications in the middle of the night, while you are dreaming about smartphones, tablets and wearables. While we don't have a changelist to provide you with the improvements made to S Health, we are told that there are some changes to improve the general stability of the watch.

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral



1. rudy

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 18, 2009

Samsung is definitely getting serious about customer care. I'm Galaxy Gear (1) owner for 6 months and I'm really really satisfied with Gear as well as with software. I knew the drawbacks before I bought the watches so no complain on my side... ps: My suggestions for improvement (ordered by importance)... 1) Autocontrast (light sensor) 2) Better battery (I use Gear 1 for 3 days with watches switched off during the night) 3) water resistant 4) scratch resistant ps2: I love Gear desing

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sure if you're a Galaxy phone owner. But for everyone else who sees benefits in other more capable devices, the Gear wouldn't be a suitable choice especially at that laughable price point they tried to sell it at when it first came out. Pebble Steel all the way.

3. maherk

Posts: 6776; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Pebble steel cost almost as much as the gear, but does it have a camera, an ir blaster, an Amoled screen, a heart rate sensor, a pedometer? And you can use the new gears with any android phone, simply by side loading the app on your phone.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered


6. willard12 unregistered

And makes and receives phones calls. And you can use voice commands for things such as sending texts and checking the weather or your schedule.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why would I want to make calls on a watch? That's what smartphones are for. If I can't pull out my phone to make a call then I either am in a spot where I'm unable to use my phone like at a meeting or I just don't need to make a call at all.

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Let's what you're goin to say when apple announces iwatch for $449 approx...

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple always carries a premium price. Their price would be justified because you'll be getting a quality product that just works.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Every time you feel threaten you have to say sometime illogical. Its your fear reacting. Because iWatch till now after 3 years of rumor is still a vaporware. I do hope iWatch get release soon as Apple is a good competitor. Make Samsung more competitive which benefit consumer like me.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't feel threatened at all

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

And I was born yesterday!

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

at telling the time

16. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Mxy- a true apple fan and hardcore Sammy hater. I see biasness and not a true tech follower in your posts. Do u think the iwatch with $449 will be compatible with every smartphones? What's your point saying gear is only for galaxy?

8. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Watches like burberry watches cost alot more than gears and you call that a laughable price.

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Samsung makes the best smartwatches and the has the best non-nexus updates...

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