Samsung Releases iPhone App to Support its Family of Gear Smartwatches

Posted in Accessories, Apple News, iPhone on 09/01/2017 by Chris Hauk


Samsung over the weekend announced iPhone support for its family of Gear smartwatches, including the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 models. The South Korean firm released apps for the wearables on the iOS App Store on Saturday.


Starting today, users can 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.

While features and functions will vary by device, iOS users will be able to enjoy the Samsung Gear S3’s timeless and stylish design, IP68 water and dust resistance, as well as the built-in GPS, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps. It is available in two bold models – the Gear S3 frontier, which takes inspiration from the active explorer with a rugged design, as well as the Gear S3 classic, featuring an elegant style with the balance found on luxury timepieces. Users will also be able to track their fitness by monitoring distance and route traveled, running pace, calories burned and heart rate.

Users will be able to manage the apps on their Samsung Gear wearables, adjust individual app settings, control notifications, and automatic updates, and use the “Find my Gear” feature to find a lost Gear watch. The apps also support syncing health and fitness data.

Samsung announced Gear S3 support for iOS back in August, finally delivering the promised support on Saturday.

The Samsung Gear S app supports the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3, while the Samsung Gear Fit app supports the Samsung Gear Fit2. Both apps are available in the App Store.


Chris Hauk

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