Samsung releases the second Gear S2 Value Pack Update

Dec 5, 2016

Today, Samsung has announced that it's currently updating the Gear S2 software / firmware to the second release of its value pack update. The first update was released in July of this year. S2 owners will now be able to further customise their smartwatches and enjoy additional convenience features. The update is live in major markets as of today and will be rolled out worldwide in the next few weeks, keep following Team Tizen for all the news.

Gear S3's watches faces are now downloadable, via the Galaxy Apps Store, as well as the Reminders and Altimeter / Barometer App, the later being a great tool for tracking outdoor activities and measuring air pressure.

samsung-gear-s2-second-value-pack-update-tizen-1The S2 now has additional functionality added to the bezel so you can now accept or reject calls, and dismiss alarms, timers and alerts with a simple twist of the bezel.

A new Handwriting Mode has been introduced that lets you write in English, Korean or Chinese, superimposed directly on the screen without the need of waiting for the previous character to be translated before you can move on. If you want to be hands-free, then the new voice input option lets you send dictated texts and voice recordings.


Samsung's S-Health app also gets the update treatment with the ability to recognise more activities, including running, walking, cycling, rowing-machine sessions as well as “Other Workouts” that could cover other high-intensity activities. You can also count the number of reps you've done in the gym for squats, lunges, crunches and star jumps. We also get the Auto-pause function that was recently Introduced to the Gear Fit2, which as the name implies automatically pauses the tracking feature if a stop is detected.




Another great update is the support for third-party widgets, which will allow apps like Uber, Yelp and USA Today to have their own widgets.

If you want to try gaming on your wrist the update will offer you access to the Galaxy Apps store’s games, including titles such as Stack and Monster Vampire. A touch screen combined with the twist bezel makes for a great

This update takes the software to software version R732XXU2EPK5 / R732OXA2EPK5, Tizen version number and is a 133MB download.

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  1. When will this update be available in the US, and will Verizon release this update for the Gear S2 3G seeing they did not release the first value pack for this smartwatch?


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