Samsung says there are four times as many Gear S2 apps than at launch

Translation: Samsung is finally backing one of its smartwatches - and rightly so
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Samsung isn't talking precise numbers but it has just announced that there are four times as many Gear S2 apps available than at the launch in September 2015. In other words, it hasn't abandoned its flagship smartwatch.

Sure, we've seen different models launch since then, including a diamond encrusted de Grisogono edition at Baselworld 2016. But Samsung hasn't simply replaced it with a Gear S3 smartwatch which is good news.

Read this: The best Samsung Gear S2 apps (so far)

It's interesting that the first category of popular apps that Samsung mentions in its press release is actually watch faces. Like Pebble and Android Wear, watch face customisation seems to be popular for Gear S2 owners.

Uber, KLM, Iberia, the smartwatch game Bubble Bash, its own S Health app and Golf Navi are all also given a shout out. It's also worth checking out new additions such as Pear Sports fitness tracking app that aims to turn your Gear S2 into a personal trainer.

We had a little moan recently that though there are more quality apps than the end of last year, we want more. It seems Samsung is aware of how important developers are to keeping its circular smartwatch away from sock drawers.

What apps do you want to see on the Gear S2 and which ones do you use now? Join the conversation at our Gear S2 apps thread on the Wareable Forum.

Samsung says there are four times as many Gear S2 apps than at launch

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