How to Change Samsung Gear S2 Bands

Removing a Gear S2 band and replacing it

It's possible to change the bands on Samsung Gear S2 smartwatches, so you can switch things up to match any outfit or occasion. The steps are different for the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic.

How to Change a Samsung Gear S2 Watch Band

The Samsung Gear S2 bands have a latching mechanism that’s different from the more-standard pin system. The mechanism for changing the band is located on the back of the watch.

  1. Turn your Gear S2 face down. 

  2. Press the button at the base of the watch band where it meets the timepiece.

    The latch mechanism used to change Samsung Gear S2 watch.
  3. Slide the watch band toward the back of the body of the watch. You may need to wiggle it some to get it to let loose, but don't pull the band directly out from the watch. This could cause the mechanism that holds the watch in place to break.

    Be sure the latch release button is fully depressed before trying to remove the band. It will be tight, but with firm pressure, you should be able to slide the band off.

  4. Repeat with the other side of the watch to remove that half of the band.

  5. To install the new band, push it straight into the slot until you hear the latching mechanism click into place.

How to Change the Band on the Samsung Gear S2 Classic

The Samsung Gear S2 Classic has a more traditional, pin-style mechanism for changing the band that you’ll find at the base of the watch band, where it connects to the body of the timepiece.

  1. Turn the watch over so that the back is facing up and locate the pin at the base of the watch band. 

    The pin mechanism on a Samsung Gear S2 Classic.
  2. Using your fingernail, push the pin in the direction of the opposite side of the band (where there is no pin).

  3. A spring-loaded pin within the watch band connection will depress. Gently pull the side of the watch where the pin is located away from the timepiece.

    Take the Samsung Gear S2 Classic band off one side at a time.

    Do not pull the band straight out from the body of the watch as this could bend the pin.

  4. Once that side is free, the other end of the pin should pull freely from the opposite side of the band. 

  5. Repeat the process with the other side of the band.

  6. On the new watch band, insert the freestanding pin into the appropriate hole in the band connection, and then depress the pin on the opposite end and slide it into place.

  7. Release the pin when the watch is in place, then gently move the watch band around to make sure the pin is engaged. 

  8. Repeat with the other side, and your new watch band is completely installed.