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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41 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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!"

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

17. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You know very well what you were implying.

18. Unordinary unregistered

Someone got mad and easily offended. Lmfao.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

21. Unordinary unregistered

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.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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!

28. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

19. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Do you need a lie down?

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. But you should never get up! EVER!

45. cheetah2k

Posts: 2231; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

46. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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?

23. Unordinary unregistered

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

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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!

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

24. Unordinary unregistered

"Amazing how retard you fanboys are." "Nothign" "ra" "devic el" "si" "trouble causes pieces of sh!t like you."

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

32. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Hey Techie, here's some facts I know you'll love! :D http://samsungcopiesapple.tumblr.com/

35. willard12 unregistered

"Where did I say a word about Apple?" Wow, you held-out for 25 minutes before unleashing that barrage. I'm impressed.

41. Unordinary unregistered

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.

44. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Get your meds refilled dude

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

37. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

40. sissy246

Posts: 7088; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

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