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It's Official, iOS Compatible with Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Fit2

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Ash
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Jan 9, 2017

It's official folks, iOS users can now connect their iPhones to the Samsung Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2. As from today, all you need to do is download the Samsung Gear S app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 or the Samsung Gear Fit app from the Apple App Store. Once you launch the relevant app you will be taken through the steps needed in order to connect.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our offerings and we do this in part by listening to what our customers want – and that includes greater access to our cutting-edge wearable technologies with iOS support,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. “By offering Android and iOS compatibility with our latest Gear devices, we’re giving users more ways to optimize their wearable experiences and connect to Samsung’s Galaxy of possibilities.”

The supported features and functions will vary depending on what iOS device you are connecting to, but you still get a great wearable device to connect to. In the case of the Gear S3, you have two distinct styles, the Frontier and the Classic, that both have IP68 water and dust resistance, as well as the built-in GPS, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps.

Compatible iOS devices include: iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 7, iPhone 7+ and iPhone SE (iOS 9.0 and above).

 


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3 comments on “It's Official, iOS Compatible with Gear S2, Gear S3 and Gear Fit2”

  1. I downloaded the iOs app and the basic functions work, but not the major ones (respond to texts, samsng pay, etc). According to info on their site, although they now have an IOS app, this is on purpose.
    Do you know if they will eventually update their app so that iOS users can gain full access to the gear's capabilities?
    If not, I will (sadly) have to return my watch.

    1. Apple does not give permission to reply messages. If Apple gives the access to reply the messages Samsung will update the app and the watch. I mean it's totally up to Apple not Samsung.

  2. I just got my S2 classic. Sadly, iOS has limited many features but it is still a great watch and the best alternative to the ugly Apple Watch. I did notice that AT&T (other carriers too) offer a version of the S2 Classic with cellular service. This would allow for you to make and answer calls and texts directly from the watch. I got S2 at Best Buy ($299.99) with a purchase 1/2 gift card and 1/2 cash and Best Buy will not refund the gift card portion, so I'm stuck unless I want to suck it up and get my cash refund and repurchase at AT&T. Not sure about this yet. This may be an option if you would like greater function. AT&T listed at $249 plus $10 per month added to your plan for 2 yr contract.

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