iPhone-compatible Gear Fit2 Pro still doesn't work on iOS, here's why


When Samsung took the wraps off the Gear Fit 2 Pro at the end of August, the fitness band was advertised as being compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. However, it looks like iPhone owners still can't use the device, despite it being commercially available for more than two weeks. 

So, why is this happening? Well, Samsung is still waiting for Apple to approve the dedicated iOS app which pairs the Gear Fit 2 Pro to a given iPhone. 

At this point, the reason for the hold-up is anyone's guess as Apple has not issued any statements on the matter. It could be related to Cupertino's rigorous policies for apps on the App Store, or the fact that the two tech giants are fierce rivals in both the smartphone and wearable markets and have recently released competing devices. 

Older Samsung Gear wearables such as the Gear S2, S3, and Gear Fit 2 have been compatible with iOS since the beginning of 2017, but it took Samsung nearly a year to make it happen. However, it's important to note that the Korean firm did not promote these earlier devices as compatible with Apple's operating system when they launched. Meanwhile, Tim Cook & Co. don't appear to harbor any ambitions of introducing the Apple Watch to the Android space.


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3 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Would anyone expect Apple to play nice with others? Never, because Apple is total in control of its best interests. As if Apple wants it's sales of its Apple watch to slow down for a competitor. I laughed at the part where Apple would ever try to make there Apple watch work on a competing OS.

3. devinmcbride

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2017

This is completely Samsung screwing the pooch...again, and has nothing to do with Apple. Given their new app seems to not work with iPhone 8, I'd guess this was part of the holdup. I love my Fit2 Pro...but I'm on Android. My fiance has a brick. If you advertise full support for a product, you should probably make sure it works out of the box.

2. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

Clearly you need to upgrade your device to an Android custom ROM for iPhones

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