The Samsung Gear S2 is a fairly attractive device, but it is not without flaws or shortcomings. Granted, overall it’s safe to say that the Gear S2 is one of the best smartwatches on the market, but smartwatch enthusiasts looking for a new purchase might find themselves in a situation where they have to choose between the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic, but can’t make up their minds. The Samsung Gear S2 is somewhat of a sporty wearable featuring a rubber strap, whereas the Gear S2 Classic flaunts a more conservative look thanks to certain design elements and the inclusion of a leather band. Fortunately for Samsung Gear S2 owners and prospective buyers, the Korean tech giant might soon release a “Band Adapter” for the Gear S2, which would allow users to pair the smart watch with a wide variety of straps, including leather ones.
A couple of days ago a leaked internal document said to originate from Samsung revealed that users who may have encountered issues with their Samsung Gear S2 rubber bands might be able to get a replacement for free. Today, a series of leaked pictures suggest that Samsung might soon offer a second alternative to Gear S2 owners who may want to replace their rubber bands for whatever reasons; whether as a necessity or as a fashion statement. Although there is no official word on the product at the moment, the leaked images show what seems to be the official packaging for the Samsung Gear S2 Band Adapter, along with a personalized Gear S2 smartwatch featuring a leather strap, as opposed to the usual rubber band. Should Samsung release the Band Adapter on the market, it’s safe to say that Gear S2 owners will have the opportunity to personalize their smartwatches to a much greater extent.
At the end of the day, however, while the packaging shown in the leaked pictures appears legitimate, the photos still fall in the realm of leaks and rumors and should be treated as such. The original source on XDA-Developers claims that it is the official Band Adapter from Samsung, and while it’s not yet available for purchase, it should be hitting the market soon.