New Watch Faces Come To Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold & Platinum

January 27, 2016 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

Now that the two new Gear S2 versions have been launched on Amazon, Samsung Electronics has reportedly started rolling out a couple of new watch faces to the two devices, according to some reports doing the rounds. The new incoming software for the Gear S2 Classic ‘New Edition’ watches reportedly also brings along an updated user interface for the S Health app, which is used for measuring heart rate. The incoming update is about 23.16 MB in size and comes with the build number BOL6. The changelog for the update also mentions ‘Improved Stability’ as one of the changes. It is important to note, however, that the new watch faces are available only for the two new options, so it looks as though owners of the older Gear S2 models are out of luck.

The two new versions of the Gear S2 Classic come in 18K Rose Gold and Platinum plating, and were launched in China just earlier this week. According to some reports, however, the devices have been available in The Netherlands for a while now. Both the watches come with hardware that’s identical when compared to the original Gear S2 Classic that was launched last year at Berlin, and their only claim to fame are the new color options that were hitherto absent on the latest range of smartwatches from the South Korean consumer electronics major. Even the build material for the two new devices remain the same. Both come with stainless steel shells, just like the regular Gear S2 models, so basically, the only differentiating factor for the ‘New Edition’ watches happens to be the new color options.

Talking about the Gear S2 range of smartwatches, Samsung introduced as many as three different versions of the Gear S2 at the IFA trade show in Berlin last year, named the Gear S2, Gear S2 Classic and Gear S2 3G. It is the Classic version of the watch which is now being offered in the two new color options, but there’s no word from the South Korean company if it intends to offer the other versions in the same colors as well.