It took a while but it’s finally here. After opening up to all Android (non-Galaxy) devices, the latest Samsung smartwatches and fitness band are now compatible on Apple’s iOS.
Samsung just confirmed the launch of their upcoming smartwatch, the Gear S3, on Twitter. The highly anticipated follow-up for the Gear S2 will be making its appearance very, very soon.
Not long after Samsung revealed the Gear S2 Classic Platinum and Rose Gold editions — two, more premium versions of the Gear S2 Classic — they have announced that they will be teaming up with well-known jeweler and watchmaker de Grisogono, to introduce a limited edition Gear S2.
If the Galaxy S7 edge isn’t your cup of tea, Samsung Malaysia is doing a special promo for the Galaxy Note5. Not only it is affordable at RM2,699 (Retail Price), you can pick up a Gear S2 at RM400 less.
The two premium versions of the Gear S2 Classic — the 18K Rose Gold and Platinum variant — have been teased in both CES 2016 and more recently the Samsung Southeast Asia Forum, but there has been no word on when they would go on sale. Now, we have a price and availability.
The best part? It’s cheaper than expected.
At CES 2016, Samsung unveiled two new colours for their popular Gear S2 Classic smartwatch — 18K Rose Gold and Platinum versions. Now, Samsung has brought these two editions of the Gear S2 Classic to the Samsung SEA Forum and we got to take a quick look at them.
While the Samsung Gear S2 has been a popular wearable with its refreshing circular design and rugged good looks, this device is still a-mid-to-high-end smartwatch which means that it is — for the most part — inaccessible to a large majority of the public. In fact, most smartwatches suffer this same fate, which is why fitness trackers that are cheaper but still retain many smartwatch functions, like Fitbit‘s lineup, have been immensely popular.
Well, Samsung wants to try their hand at shaking up the budget fitness tracker market as the company is allegedly working on a fitness tracker with a new, dare we say revolutionary, feature up its sleeve.
Over the past year, we have been bombarded with a bevy of smartwatches, from small to big to even bigger. It seems that we’re spoilt for choice because there is a smartwatch for almost all your needs.
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If you’re using an iPhone and don’t want to spend money on a square watch, here’s another alternative. The folks at Samsung has officially confirmed that they are adding iOS support for its current Gear S2 smartwatches.
This follows the earlier rumour however it is happening only later this year without specific dates. Similar with Android Wear powered smartwatches, the Gear S2 is expected to lose some functionality when it’s paired to an iPhone but it should work with your standard day to day notifications.
Apple isn’t the only one celebrating the new year with a “special edition” watch. At CES 2016, Samsung has unveiled its Gear S2 Classic with two new colour editions.
The first is 18K Rose Gold edition, followed by a Platinum version that offers a more premium outlook. Under the skin, both watches are very much similar to the current Gear S2 Classic.