Samsung Gear S2 Follows In Apple’s Footsteps With iOS Support, Gold And Platinum Variants


When Samsung unveiled the Gear S2, it looked lot like Samsung’s answer to the Apple Watch. And the company announced another move in this direction today by unveiling a new 18-karat rose gold and platinum Gear S2. Like the Apple Watch, it’s made of real gold and it’s not just gold-colored.

The new variants with matching leather bands will be available in February for an undisclosed price. It might be cheaper than the gold Apple Watch as Samsung doesn’t traditionally target the fashion market.

Also new today, the Samsung Gear S2 only worked with selected Samsung phones. Later this year, the company is going to add iOS support, making it a direct Apple Watch competitor.

The Gear S2 runs Tizen, and the company has been actively reaching out to partners to build apps for the…

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