Samsung has announced the expansion of iOS compatibility across the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit2.
Users can already download the Samsung Gear S app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 or the Samsung Gear Fit app for the Gear Fit2 on compatible iOS devices from the Apple App Store. The app is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE (iOS 9.0 and above).
Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing in Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics said in a statement:
We're constantly looking for ways to enhance our offerings and we do this in part by listening to what our customers want - and that includes greater access to our cutting-edge wearable technologies with iOS support. By offering Android and iOS compatibility with our latest Gear devices, we're giving users more ways to optimize their wearable experiences and connect to Samsung's Galaxy of possibilities.
Samsung pointed out that although the features and functions will vary by device, iPhone users can now use Samsung's smartwatches with their devices.
Samsung wearable devices with iOS compatibility are currently available in markets where Samsung Gear devices are sold.