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Latest Gear S2 update brings new features and performance improvements

Samsung has released a new software update today for the Gear S2 smartwatch, it adds several new features to the wearable device and also brings performance improvements as well as the usual slew of bug fixes. Today’s update adds World Clock, News Briefing and ESPN apps, Mendini watch faces, a new search feature in the Contacts app, a new Screen time out setting and the watch will now also show an alert when the Bluetooth connection is disconnected. Emojis can now be entered directly through the keyboard.

Another interesting addition is the new unread notification indicator on the watch face, a small red sphere comes up on the clock when there are unread notifications. ESPN app lets users follow scores of their favorite games right from the watch face itself. This update, software version R32XXU2BOKK for the Gear S2, weighs in at just under 89MB and is now being rolled out for Samsung’s latest and greatest smartwatch.

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Faslane4247
Faslane4247

Weird I got a battery improvement update of about 4.8MB but nothing like this larger one at all. I have the 4G one with it’s own number too though so that’s probably why.

schnaki
schnaki

Its not possible to update the Gear S2 with a encrypted Samsung Note Edge.

msfmatmoo
msfmatmoo

I haven’t gotten the update. Why?
I have the r732. Gear S2 Classic

justinsch03
justinsch03

United States here…reset phone, gear S2, apps, etc…profile…still saying my Gear is the latest available software…its version OJ3…is there a way to force the update? download the update package or is this not for the United States? Does it bring the calendar/schedule/reminder function for S Voice?

Faslane4247
Faslane4247

nope, just have to wait until it’s pushed, no way to manually download and install.

Wilksie
Wilksie

Gesr Maps stopped working for me and had to update Here Maps for navigation to work.

In Maps the word “Text” was written and nothing else would work so had to uninstall and reinstall to work.

geedee
geedee

when update will available in Malaysia?

radar320
radar320

Is this for the r730 or is it just the r732?

alistairrickman
alistairrickman

I have sm-r720

alistairrickman
alistairrickman

Downloaded it this morning and is working really well.

Leedsnyc
Leedsnyc

Point to note that if you’re not using a Samsung phone and are using a device with forced encryption, the update will not download. I had to pair my Gear S2 to my Note 4 to get the update.