Samsung has rolled out an update for the Gear S2 – now, owners of the wearables can get features that we have seen in Gear S3. The South Korean tech giant continues to update the 1-year-old smartwatch, the latest of which arrived earlier this week.
Gear S2 owners will now be able to download Gear S3 watch faces via the Galaxy Apps store. The new Reminders app lets users manage to-do lists, and the Alti-Barometer tracks outdoor activities and measures air pressure. Gear S3 was launched at IFA this year with enhanced features like allowing users to accept calls while twisting counterclockwise to reject the call and dismissing notifications, timers, and others. With the new update, the same feature will also be enabled in the Gear S2.
The messaging app has also been redesigned. The Gear S2 now supports handwriting in three languages – English, Korean and Chinese. This feature can also be used to insert tiny sketches into your messages. Users who do not want to write messages on screen can also depend on the voice-input function.
Another updated feature of the Gear S2 is the S Health app which will automatically recognize functions for carrying out more activities. The range of activities it can now recognize is rowing-machine sessions. It can also track various exercises like walking, cycling, squats, lunges, crunches, and jumping jacks.
Users will also notice how the Gear S2 now has wider support for third-party widgets. Some of the Widgets that have been added to the device are from popular apps, such as Yelp, Uber, USA Today, and many more. Finally, the Gear S2 update also brings support for more interactive games, such as “Stack” and “Monster Vampire.” The Galaxy Apps store also features over 100 titles, so everyone can really enjoy the smartwatch experience.
It provides better security features. A new location tracking feature allows users to send their location in an emergency to predefined contacts.