Update: Samsung also announced that the Gear S2 will also support iOS later this year, they didn’t give a particular time frame, but it is certainly good news for Apple customers who are seeking more options.
Samsung has today updated their S2 Classic, launching two new editions of the smartwatch during their CES 2016 keynote, one of which is encased in 18K Rose Gold and another in Platinum.
Both of which features the same specifications as the original S2 Classic but with a brand new sleek design.
“In 2015, we set a new standard with the Gear S2 in smart wearable category. We broke barriers to introduce one of Samsung’s most progressive wearable devices to date,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “In 2016, we will continue to raise the bar, so that we can deliver products that our customers want most.”
The new Gear S2 Classic will also feature NFC technology to allow it to be used with Samsung Pay, which will launch early this year in the US.
Not only will be Samsung launching new colour options for the S2 Classic, but they are also working with new partners to launch new apps for the smartwatch, along with a variety of new watch faces, to add more features to the smartwatch, and make it a lot more customizable.
They will also be launching a line of new watch straps for the smartwatch, with collaborations with a number of exclusive designers like Colombo. Designers will also be creating their own watch faces for the smartwatch.
The new Gear S2 classic will be available in Rose Gold case with an Ivory Genuine Leather Band and in Platinum case with a Black Genuine Leather Band beginning in February.