Samsung Officially Launch the Gear S2 Band Adapter

April 20, 2016 - Written By Tom Dawson

Samsung has been a player in the wearables space for some time and were one of the first to market with an Android-powered smartwatch. Since then they’ve gone on to develop their own Tizen-based OS for their smartwatches, and last year saw them launch the Gear S2, complete with a fully-circular display and a fully-revamped software system. When Samsung launched the Gear S2 they did so in a couple of different models, the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic. The Classic did everything the Gear S2 did, but features a slightly different case with standard 20mm watch fittings extending out of the case. The Gear S2 meanwhile could only use specialized straps, until today that is.

Now, Samsung is offering the Band Adapter for Gear S2 users, which will be available in a Dark Gray as well as a Silver color. To cut a long story short, this allows Gear S2 users to fit 20mm watch straps onto their watches, including Samsung’s own straps, naturally. The Band Adapter will just snap into place and give wearers the opportunity to just use a standard watch strap. The sad part in all of this however is that Samsung lists just Germany, Singapore and South Africa as places where it’s available for purchase, which clearly doesn’t include North America or much of Europe. Hopefully, Samsung will roll this out to more countries worldwide, but for now we’re left with the knowledge that most people won’t be able to get their hands on it just yet.

Should the Gear S2 take your fancy, it’s available to purchase most places around the globe, and is also available as a standalone watch in its 3G variant on AT&T here in the States. as for the different styles and colors, Samsung has a lot of them to choose from, and as the Gear S2 is a little cheaper than the Gear S2 Classic, the promise of this new band adapter might enable people to save a little money now, to gain an extra feature later on down the line. To get a look at said adapter in use, take a look at the images below.