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Gear S3 and Gear S2 now work with iPhone

by Todd Haselton | January 9, 2017January 9, 2017 5:30 pm PDT

Over the weekend, as we traveled home from CES 2017, Samsung shot over yet another announcement from the show. The company said that its Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches, and Gear Fit2, now officially work with iOS. It’s something Samsung promised as far back as the Gear S2 introduction, but some things are better late than never, right?

Users will first need to download the Gear iOS application on an iPhone before beginning the pairing process. Then they should be able to get up and running, setting up various notifications and the like. Samsung says that functions will vary, however, since the smartwatch obviously works best when used with one of its own devices.

Plenty of support

You’ll be able to track your fitness, view notifications from smartphone apps, download and run apps designed for the smartwatch and more. I can’t be sure without having one in front of me, but there may be some limitations on how Samsung Pay works (though it runs independent on the Gear S3, if I’m not mistaken) or how call forwarding might operate.

To get started, simply download the apps at the link below

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...