Samsung’s Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2 are now compatible with Apple’s iPhone, with only iOS apps required to interface with the wearables are available to download on the App Store.
Making iPhone the only smartphone which works with all major smartwatch platforms, including Apple’s own watchOS, Google’s Android Wear, and today Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear line of wearable devices. Users happen to own one of the Samsung Gear wearables can now pair with iPhone by downloading the appropriate Gear app from the iOS App Store and completing a simple first-time setup.
The Samsung’s Gear iPhone pairing will, much like it does for Apple Watch users, allow notification mirroring, swapping watchfaces, app management, and syncing of health and fitness data to and from the iOS device, among other benefits.
However, it looks the company behind it took this ling to make the jump to the platform, since the first rumors suggesting the same surfaced around the time the Gear S2 was released and was made an announcement in January, 2016. Better late than never, though.
Official version of Samsung Gear S iOS app for the Gear S3 and S2 and the Samsung Gear Fit app for the Gear Fit2 fitness band are compatible now with devices running iOS 9 and newer. You can download the two for free right now from the links provided below.
(Download: Samsung Gear S for iPhone on the App Store)
(Download: Samsung Gear Fit for iPhone on the App Store)
Stay tuned for more updated versions of iOS Apps here.