Samsung’s new Gear S2 smartwatch is now available and it is one of the best smartwatches we have tried so far here at WTVOX. However, despite its top capabilities, there are quite a lot of owners complaining about the lack of Gear S2 bands choices.
It is true, Samsung Gear S2 does not have the classic watch band connection, therefore swapping the straps might seem very hard if not impossible. The truth is, the strap for this watch was designed with easy swapping in mind and we’ll show you how. All you’re going to need later are some new bands, but this article covers that too.
To start with, let’s not forget that by default Samsung puts two bands in the box. A large one that is already on and another shorter one, just in case you have a thin wrist.
To change the bands is easy. Turn the watch upside down like in the pic above. Next to the watch, on the band, there is a little lock. Use your thumbnail to pull the bolt away from the watch. Keep it like that and pull the strap up. Done.
Now that the strap is out, you’re ready to slide in a new one. If you don’t have a new strap already, here is our selection of the best Gear S2 bands available for you to buy right now.
One more thing before we start with the bands we have so far for you: Just like many of the other big names in tech – Apple in particular – Samsung knows that tech needs fashion and conform to some internal rumours, the company has a dedicated department working on securing fashion tech partnerships. to announce before the end of this year. What I mean by that is, there are new bracelets for your Samsung watch to come before the end of this year so make sure you bookmark this page.
Expect a few new deals to be announced before the end of this year. I mean, there are new bracelets for your Samsung watch to hit the market, before the end of this year so make sure you bookmark this page and be the first to know, buy and customise your watch to match your style.
1. Alessandro Mendini Gear S2 Bands
In a creative partnership, Alessandro Mendini brings his good taste and sense of colour to the Gear S2 line. The result is a range of watch faces and Gear S2 bands that match many personal styles.
If you didn’t know, Mendini is an Italian designer, well known for using elements from cultures around the globe and new forms of expression.
Alessandro Mendini’s Gear S2 bands were planned to launch at the same time with the watch, but it is not the case. However, Samsung’s plan is to have them in stores ready for the holidays season.
2. Casetify Gear S2 Bands
The Casetify Gear S2 Bands will be available for both the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic. Both offered in five styles (White Marble, Dark Marble, Diamond, Woodland Camouflage and Coral Tribal). The Casetify band material is sweat-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).
Casetify said that in the future, buyers will be able to customise their bands using pics from Instagram, Facebook for ultimate customisation.
3. Chow Tai Fook Gear S2 Bands
Chow Tai Fook brings premium bands to Samsung line. The bands come with expensive options like 18k gold, real diamonds, hornblende leather, or a fashionable silver.
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Chow Tai Fook said that the bands are exclusive to the Gear S2 classic and will be sold along with the Gear S2 classic watch in China and Hong Kong.
4. Case-Mate Gear S2 Bands
Case-Mate brings leather bands to both the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic. The black Chevron band is made of leather with a studded clasp. Case-Mate is made in partnership with Rebecca Minkoff.
5. SLG Design Gear S2 Bands
SLG Design has three band options for the Gear S2 classic. The new bands are called Italian Buttero, Minerva Box and the Lizard Skin.
6. iTFit Gear S2 Bands
iTFit made its bands for both devices. The Samsung Gear S2 will have two band options from iTFit, both made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE).
The Gear S2 classic will have six bands from iTFit, made of leather or NATO material. NATO materials are made of woven cloth and are hypoallergenic.
7. Incipio Gear S2 Bands
Incipio will offer a new range of bands made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The bands have translucent colours, with different patterns and designs.
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