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Samsung smartwatches now compatible with iOS devices

Samsung wearable devices with iOS compatibility are currently available in markets where Samsung Gear devices are sold.

@LanaJelic
Published Tue, Jan 17 2017 7:28 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Samsung has announced the expansion of iOS compatibility across the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit2.

Samsung smartwatches now compatible with iOS devices | TweakTown.com

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.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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