You will soon be able to use a Samsung Gear S3, S2, and Fit 2 with an iPhone

You will soon be able to use a Samsung Gear S3, S2, and Fit 2 with an iPhone
All the way back in late 2015, Samsung announced that they had plans to bring support for the Gear S2 (their latest smartwatch at the time) to the iOS platform. This was great news to hear, and a release in January of the following year in 2016 sounded great. Unfortunately, that support was simply never released. Samsung then followed this up with a beta program for the Gear S2 a few months back, and today, it looks like the company is ramping up to finally launch official support for not just the Gear S2 on iOS, but for the Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 as well.

It was originally reported that support for these wearables on iOS would be launching today, but a representative for Samsung soon reached out to 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.

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. 



1. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

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.

2. Pem3108

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You can actually sideload the ipa already. Using my Gear S2 with my iPhone for weeks already.

3. DeejayReact

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

iMessages work? Vague question, but important one.

4. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Why get a Gear smartwatch when you can get an Apple Watch with better integration.

5. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

It'll be nice to have the option to switch (Apple Watch one day, Gear watch the next) though your point about superior integration with Apple Watch is legitimate.

6. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Try both, use them for a while, and you'll understand - why. BTW we should expect no worse integration to iOS, from Gear.

7. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

People like to switch between OSes? I would never buy a smartwatch/band that only works for iOS since I don't want to use iOS all the time.

8. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

...Because the Gear S3 looks like a real watch whereas the Apple Watch like a Fisher Price toy.

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Aaaaaand here is the first loser that owns neither watch but feels the need to troll........Feanor!!!!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31035; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He would be the second, you're the first. He also never said he owns either. I owned both, and the Gear S3 buries it. Now what liar?

14. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Because overall it is a better watch with a livable battery life.

15. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Because overall it is a better watch with a livable battery life.

10. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Good for iPhone users...

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

A very nice joke.....

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Stop describing yourself, we already know.

12. -swagfox-

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 01, 2016


16. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

I may have to get a second Gear S3 for the work phone (iphone) when this gets released.

18. jlazerus

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

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.

19. backto1

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

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