The Samsung Gear S2 is all about being intuitive and elegant. The sleek timekeeper shows that intention with its stunning round display, availability in different materials, and built in features, like S Health. But the best apps for the Samsung Gear S2 are where you truly get to get the most out of your device and make it your own.
The Samsung Gear S2 has over 1000 apps available, some of which are games developed specially for the S2 series. So how do you know which ones are the best? You use this guide!
Who doesn’t know about Uber and its life saving one click cab book service.
There is official app developed by Uber developers for Gear S2 using which you can book the cab, track it through the map until it reaches your home, and use all the other features present in smartphone version of Uber app. Developers at Uber have made sure to develop app for the round display and it works flawlessly across the device.
Spotify now officially supports the Samsung Gear S2.
Spotify is very well known music service almost everyone uses because of their vast music catalogs and very well organized, user maintained playlists.
You can scroll through playlists and manage music playback using Spotify app in your smartwatch. The only downside of Spotify on the Samsung Gear S2 is that it is not capable of playing music offline, so you’ll need a stable internet connection.
Everyone loves walkie-talkies, and Voxer basically turns your Samsung Gear S2 into a walkie-talkie.
Voxer provides secure, real time communication for your Gear, and it’s very easy to use: all you have to do is select a friend from your contact list and start sending messages through your smartwatch.
A few of Voxer’s features include a group chat of up to 500 people, hands free Walkie Talkie, and team management, all with secured encryption.
Another exciting app available for Gear S2 is the Samsung Navigator app, which is considered to be best navigation and GPS apps available for Samsung devices, even competing with Google Maps.
Another great app to have on your Samsung Gear S2, Mr. TIME is free watch face maker.
It is free service that allows you to customize the design of various functional analog and digital watch faces, and even lets you use your own pictures or GIFs for moving watch faces. You can search through thousands of watch faces to customize looks and feel of your Samsung Gear S2.
This is one must have app for your Samsung Gear S2.
If you like to stay updated about current worldwide trends and events via your Twitter account, this is the best app to put in your Gear S2. You can log into your twitter account with this app and your Twitter feed will be sent directly to your smartwatch.
Similar to Twitter Trends, there are also other apps that allow you to stay up to do with your other social media feeds, like Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Camera Gear allows you to control your smartphone camera from your smartwatch, including settings like flash. It’s a great way to make sure everyone’s in your group picture or to take a picture while holding your phone at an angle that doesn’t allow you to see the screen clearly.
Chat Hub allows you to bring your messages together from across your social media networks, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and more, with a uniform and easy to use chat interface.
News Briefing by Flipboard
You can use News Briefing to view the latest articles on all of your favorite topics all in one place. The app is very simple to use as well; just swipe left or right to browse through the various categories. You could also set your favorite categories to customize your feed.
Lifesum is a health and weight loss app that helps you track your food, water, exercise, and habits. The app also gives you access to tons of health and weight loss apps to help you meet your goals.
With the premium version (starting at $3.75 per month), you also get access to healthy recipes, personalized diets and nutritional advice, macro and body composition tracking, and more.
Apps for the Samsung Gears S2
These are what I consider the best apps for the Samsung Gear S2, but there are thousands of more apps and games available for you to download. You can give any of them a try on your Samsung Gear S2 to really make it yours.
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