You will soon be able to use a Samsung Gear S3, S2, and Fit 2 with an iPhone
by Joe M. / Jan 05, 2017, 11:28 AM
SamMobile to announced that, "We are in the final stages of testing and look forward to introducing iOS compatibility across our wearable portfolio very soon." There's no confirmed date as to when this functionality will be launched, but it's still great to hear that iOS support for Samsung's wearable lineup isn't dead after all.It was originally reported that support for these wearables on iOS would be launching today, but a representative for Samsung soon reached out to
When Samsung is finally ready to launch Gear support for iOS users, all you'll need to do is download the Samsung Gear S app if you're using a Gear S2 or Gear S3, or the Gear Fit one if you're going to be connecting a Gear Fit 2. The apps will be made available in the Apple App Store to download, and the pairing process should work just like any other smartwatch or fitness tracker.
If you'd like to use one of Samsung's latest wearables with your iPhone when this functionality is finally released, you'll need to ensure that you have at least an iPhone 5 or newer and are running iOS 9.0 or a later version of the software.
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Finally a news outlet that got it right!!! Too many others were reporting that the Gear S2 & S3 were ready "RIGHT NOW" to run on the official Gear Manager for iOS App, and even included a link. The link didn't work, and alas, there is no Gear Manager App available in the Apple App Store. Kudos to Phonearena for not jumping on the false info bandwagon.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 11:40 AM 0
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Why get a Gear smartwatch when you can get an Apple Watch with better integration.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 12:57 PM 0
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...Because the Gear S3 looks like a real watch whereas the Apple Watch like a Fisher Price toy.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 1:58 PM 2
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I've been beta testing this since September and it's been working pretty well. As of right now, I'm still having problems syncing with S Health. That said, it would be nice if it did sync with Apple Health but I don't see that functionality.
posted on Jan 30, 2017, 9:10 PM 0
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