The three-year-old Samsung Gear S2 is still getting updates

Samsung Gear S2

The Samsung Gear S2 is getting a bit long in the tooth, having launched two and a half years ago. If you’re still rocking the Tizen smartwatch on a daily basis, though, you’ll be happy to know that it’s getting some new features.

Samsung Gear S2
The update adds a new App Shortcuts widget to the Gear S2, which automatically places your recently used and favorite apps in one place. You can now swipe down from any screen to access a quick panel, which displays settings like brightness, volume, and airplane mode.

The new fitness and health features include a multi-workout widget that lets you preset your favorite routine and set inactivity alerts. Like on the Apple Watch, the alerts remind you to get up and stretch when you’ve been sitting down for a while. When the Gear S2 is connected to the Samsung Health App, you can use its weight management feature that tracks your daily exercise and calories consumed as well as view your heart rate.

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