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Improved fitness and better sleep arrive on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit

Improved fitness and better sleep arrive on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit

Samsung has issued a software update for the Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo wearables. The update includes some pedometer fixes, and enhancements to user experience. Samsung says that this update makes the pedometer of their devices more accurate, and it now starts counting steps...
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Janelle Monáe and Samsung cozy up for Electric Lady

When it come to pop culture, it seems that no matter what it is, Samsung finds a way to get all up in it. The latest example is Janelle Monáe's Electric Lady music video. Right from the start, Janlle is carting an S5 out the door when she stops and says, "Ooh, ya'll look so cute. I'm gonna take a...
Official PayPal app now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Official PayPal app now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Announced during the launch of the Samsung Gear 2 at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, PayPal's dedicated app for the smartwatch is now available. The app allows you to check-in at local stores to pay for purchases, redeem offers, receive payment notifications, view and manage recent...

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Ultimate guide to buying the best smartwatch

As smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, we understand if it's hard to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market — and plenty more are on the way — making it hard to know just what is really the best smartwatch...
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Samsung's Gear smartwatches have over 1,000 tailored apps

Samsung has revealed that its Gear line of smartwatches now boast over 1,000 apps. The South Korean manufacturer is intent on gaining more traction with its smartwatches as it looks to flood the market with more offerings, with a smartwatch boasting a circular display rumored for an unveil later...
Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe and Samsung cozy up for Electric Lady

When it come to pop culture, it seems that no matter what it is, Samsung finds a way to get all up in it. The latest example is Janelle Monáe's Electric Lady music video. Right from the start, Janlle is carting an S5 out the door when she stops and says, "Ooh, ya'll look so cute. I'm gonna take a...
Official PayPal app now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Official PayPal app now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Announced during the launch of the Samsung Gear 2 at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, PayPal's dedicated app for the smartwatch is now available. The app allows you to check-in at local stores to pay for purchases, redeem offers, receive payment notifications, view and manage recent...
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Samsung starts limited "try before you buy" trial of some devices

Samsung has announced it has started a trial of a new program designed to let consumers use some of their Galaxy smartphone and smartwatch devices for "free" before they decide whether or not to buy the products. The trial is currently available only at five Galaxy Studio retail locations in...
Improved fitness and better sleep arrive on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit

Improved fitness and better sleep arrive on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit

Samsung has issued a software update for the Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo wearables. The update includes some pedometer fixes, and enhancements to user experience. Samsung says that this update makes the pedometer of their devices more accurate, and it now starts counting steps...
Fleksy Messenger for the Gear 2 lets you reply to SMS messages right from your watch

Fleksy Messenger for the Gear 2 lets you reply to SMS messages right from your watch

The popular Android keyboard Fleksy has arrived today on the Samsung Gear 2 in the form of Fleksy Messenger — a new app that will allow Gear 2 users to reply to SMS messages directly on their watch. Fleksy is already available as an add-on keyboard for Android devices, including the Omate...
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Samsung improves S Health in Gear 2 update, introduces new Blocking Mode

Samsung has released an update for the Gear 2 smartwatch, soon after the company switched the original Galaxy Gear's platform from Android to its own Tizen. This update takes the software version up to 2.2.1.2 and adds Blocking Mode, which essentially enables users to mute notifications. The new...
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Samsung posts first Tizen open source files from the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Developers looking to roll up their sleeves with wearables will be happy to hear that Samsung has released the first open source code for Tizen running on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. This kernel should enable the creation of custom ROMs of all kinds. The Gear 2 SDK just launched last month, which...
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Samsung Gear 2 Solo stops by Indian export database Zauba

Samsung may be looking to launch its cellular-connected smartwatch in the near future, as a device by the name of Gear 2 Solo was spotted entering Indian shores for testing. Indian import export database Zauba listing confirms that the device bears a model number SM-R710. The Gear 2 Solo...

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