Samsung Electronics has expanded iOS compatibility across the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2.
Users can now 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. Once the appropriate app is downloaded, users will be guided through steps to complete pairing with the user’s compatible Samsung wearable device.
Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics said ‘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 optimise their wearable experiences and connect to Samsung’s Galaxy of possibilities.’
The services and features of Samsung Gear devices may be limited for certain iOS devices and their applications, but functions include IP68 water and dust resistance, built-in GPS, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps. Users will also be able to track their fitness by monitoring distance and route travelled, running pace, calories burned and heart rate.
The Samsung Gear S3 is available in in two models - the Gear S3 classic, with its elegant style similar to luxury timepieces, and the more rugged Gear S3 Frontier.