Samsung Gear S2 & S3 Receive New Watchfaces From Gear Sport

Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3 owners are in for a bit of a treat as these two smartwatches can now be customized with the help of several new watchfaces, all of which have been originally introduced along with the Samsung Gear Sport a few months back. A total of four new watchfaces are now available for the Gear S2 and S3; however, those who will want to acquire them will have to download them manually from the Galaxy Apps Store or the Gear Manager application.

When the Samsung Gear Sport was officially launched back in October, the wearable introduced a number of new watchfaces that haven’t been previously seen on the Gear S smartwatch series. Now, four of these watchfaces have been made available for the older Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches, with the list of new dials consisting of Analog Utility, Color Pie, Dual Dial, and Intrepid. Two of these watchfaces have a slight focus on fitness activities, providing information regarding step count and the number of floors that have been climbed in a given period. The other two focus solely on telling the time, with Dual Dial offering a fairly standard watchface, and the other one called Color Pie adopting a minimalist pie chart-like design, as suggested by the name itself.

For readers who may be wondering, the Samsung Gear Sport is evidently the newest smartwatch model from the bunch, whereas the Samsung Gear S2 was officially introduced in August of 2015. The direct sequel bearing the Gear S3 moniker was launched a year later, and with the release of the Gear Sport, Samsung seems to have combined the functionality of both the Gear S3 smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro fitness band into a single wearable package. All of these three smartwatches which now share the same watchfaces also have various hardware and software characteristics in common, including a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels and the fact that they all rely on the Tizen operating system rather than Google’s platform, Android Wear 2.0. Furthermore, both the latest Gear Sport and older Gear S2 share the same chipset – the Exynos 3250 Dual – whereas the Gear S3 carries the Exynos 7270 instead.

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