Samsung has kept their promise and the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 now supports all devices running on iOS operating system.
Towards the end of 2015, the company promised that they will allow iPhone users to make use of the Gear S2 smartwatch. The update was supposed to have been rolled out in January 2016. However, without revealing actual reasons the company postponed the launch for a very long time.. They were probably working on technical issues or the team wanted to probe other possible options before biting the bullet. Time proved that it is important to make their smartwatches compatible with iOS devices and the update has finally rolled out.
An official announcement has been made today. Samsung confirmed that the Gear S3, Gear S2 and the Gear Fit 2 will support all iOS devices including iPhone, iPad. The compatible iOS devices can be accessed through an official app. You can either download it directly from the app store and the apps.samsung.com/gear.
Once you download the app, the steps are self-explanatory and easy to complete. Just click on the option that says “Connect to Gear” on your iOS device. The app will find the wearable device and will connect it so that you can start using it. The type of device that you own will determine the functionalities available on it. Each smartwatch is different from one another and just because you connect it to an iOS device doesn’t vary its overall specifications.
Samsung has also confirmed that the watches will work with all devices running on iOS 9.0 or newer versions. It works on iPhone 5 and you can find that it is much easier to use it on latest smartphones because of the increased processing power.
A representative from the company confirmed that the iOS app is yet to be available in their app store. The leak has been confirmed by official sources. However, the company is still in its testing phase and yet to release it to their users. With newer phones coming in 2017, let’s hope Samsung rolls out iOS support for Gear S3, S2 and Fit 2 at least in the next two months or so. The change in the report was confirmed by Sam Mobile and you might probably have to wait if you are planning to pair your iOS devices with the smartwatches from Samsung.