Samsung Gear S2 gets firmware upgrade with improved UI and fitness functions

Peter, 28 March 2018

The Samsung Gear S2 is enjoying stellar software support – the three year old smartwatch just got an update with several major new features.

The UI was updated to improve multitasking. The App Shortcuts widget mingles recent and favorite apps so they are always within reach. The Quick Panel is available anywhere, quick toggles for brightness, volume and other settings are just a swipe away.

Samsung Gear S2 gets firmware upgrade with improved UI and fitness functions

The Gear S2 is growing into its role as a fitness tool. Samsung Health was updated with multi-workout mode and inactivity alerts. That’s what the watch can do on its own, when connected to a phone, you can use the Weight Management feature to track your calorie intake vs. your daily exercises and watch exercise-related videos.

The watch can now be used as a controller with Gear VR. When your break is over, you can go back to work with the PowerPoint Controller app.

Also, the weather app has been improved with more detailed forecasts.



Reader comments

yes, still wear my S2 classic everyday

  • Anonymous
  • 28 Mar 2018
  • Sm7

nice i like my gear s2, i prefer the smaller watch design.. only wish the battery was bigger

  • JoxY
  • 28 Mar 2018
  • JE$

Glad to read this...I'm updating it right now. For me, Gear S2 Classic is still the best option for men with smaller wrist + slim design. I like functionality of smartphone + watch + Level headphones + Gear VR ecosystem.

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