Jun 17 AT 2:52 PM Dima Aryeh 5 Comments

Samsung Gear 2 update with Blocking Mode, improved S Health


If you’re the owner of a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch, you’re in for a nice little update. Samsung is updating the device from to, which brings along improvements like the addition of Blocking Mode, a better S Health app, basic stability improvements and bug fixes.

Blocking Mode is an important addition to the watch. It’s annoying enough to have one device ringing at night when you’re trying to sleep, but having a watch ring at the same time as your phone is even worse. Blocking Mode will turn off notifications when you enable it, and you can set it to auto enable when you’re asleep. That’s definitely useful.

To update the device, you’ll need to open up your Gear Manager app on your smartphone. The update is a mere 20MB so don’t be afraid to download it on your mobile data connection. If you use the device with a non-Samsung smartphone, you can download the firmware from the source link below. Any of you have a Gear 2?

Source: SamMobile

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • dean

    Give us some decent watch faces!! Please!! This is supposed to be a watch first and then a gadget, am I wrong to assume this??

  • spike

    Give more than 8 hours battery life. It is useless.

  • spike

    This is my 3rd gear. 1 x gear1 and on my second g2. Can get over 3 days on my g1 with no usage. 8 hours at best on the g2, I have note 3 with KK. Certainly appears to be bluetooth burning up the battery.

    Really useless with these numbers..

  • Matthew

    I have had really good luck with my gear 2.I get several days out of it unless I’m constantly taking pictures or playing games like 10 hours a day. I’m on my fourth day without charging it. A lot of complaints about all tech is from people who don’t understand that devices target market and how it was designed to be used.

  • k.king

    I get 3 to 4 days with my Gear 2 Neo and Note 3. I turned off the lifting arm/turn on watch feature. Brightness on 4.