The launch of Samsung Gear S2's iOS compatibility allegedly revealed
1. GreenMan (limited) (Posts: 1016; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)
I wonder what would be the reaction of Sammy Fanboys? And also iPhans...
Popcorn time, anyone?
6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8899; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Samsung fans do care because we believe in having choices, we believe in having freedom of choice and we believe in availability to everyone on as equal of a level as possible.
Something iFans don't believe.
8. tedkord (Posts: 10645; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I thinks it's fantastic that iPhone users will now have a stylish watch option that was named best smartwatch of the year.
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 20045; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'd love to see the Gear S get that compatibility also.
14. tedkord (Posts: 10645; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Just be glad you don't have the Verizon version. Verizon is starting to really piss me off.
11. azimesmail (Posts: 131; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)
I think it's great, but in the end useless. Just like Android Wear on iOS. No native app notifications, like Phone or Messages. If it's anything like that, which I think it will be, it'll be useless for an iPhone user.
2. sissy246 (Posts: 696; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)
I am sure they won't get to use some of the features, like Samsung pay.
But on the bright side at least Samsung will let iOS users use it, they get a way nicer watch that the rose gold is really rose gold not pink.
7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8899; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Nope it won't be. The price I would guess is probably $50-100 more than the present Classic.
But Samsung would do well to price them the same since its only plating and plating isn't expensive.
But as long as it less than $500, I'm buying one to go tandem with my sport model. Maybe sometimes I will wear them on both arms.
4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1046; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
looks like iphone enjoy most of the variety choice when it comes to smartwatch, from fitbit to garmin, and to tizen watch.
so much choice and freedom compare to android
9. tedkord (Posts: 10645; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I see your screen name, and know not to expect anything intelligent from you.
5. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8899; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
After the recent update to the gear S2, to deal with whatever was bleeding my battery dry. It is now awesome.
From plulling of the charger yesterday at 745AM and arriving home at roughly 615PM, the device still has 74% of its charge left. Based on that assuming I would lose 25% of charge in a work day, that is easily 3 work days of usage.
To think it has a larger display, 3G, UV, heart rate, BT, GPS and more vs the Apple Watch; Samsung has made the Apple Watch look even more like an expensive overpriced useless piece of crap that it is.
Once it supports iOS, the Apple Watch coming will likely be DOA. You'd have to be a fool to buy the present Apple Watch at all even if you have an iPhone or not and be even more stupid if you bought the first one and you buy the second one too.
I can't wait to pick up one of the latest Classic models so I can switch back and forth. Hopefully they have one that doesn't have 3G.
10. jeroome86 (Posts: 892; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Lot of good watches coming from actual watch companies. Might get one later this year. Right now Apple Watch has the most install base. Wonder how long they will remain on top?
13. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Makes no sense why they support Iphones but not other android phones.
16. Supersonic (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 May 2015)
At least now Iphone babies will know what the crap(iwatch) they had been using till now.
17. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)
Wonder for how long can this watch survive without juice?