Gear S2 iOS support arrives in an update later this month

We exclusively confirmed back in December last year that Samsung is working on a Gear Manager app for iOS which will enable users to hook up the Gear S2 smartwatch with an iPhone. Come January, Samsung officially confirmed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 that the Gear S2 will be compatible with iOS devices later this year. It didn’t say when the update will arrive but it looks like the update might be arriving in the near future.

The Gear S2 is reportedly going to receive an update by the end of March which is going to bring iOS support to the smartwatch and that’s also when the Gear Manager for iOS will be released. No word as yet on the features that are going to be supported, evidently there will be some features that will require the smartwatch to be hooked up to a Samsung smartphone to function, features like Samsung Pay for example. It was previously reported that this update would arrive in mid-January but that obviously didn’t happen so hopefully this time around the update will arrive for the Gear S2.

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vanillasky
5 months 3 days ago

Strange. Previously you (I mean sammobile website) wrote about an update with flight mode added. My girlfriends Gear S2 got this update a week ago, mine didn’t. They stopped the update process to add iOS support? Any news about that?

ctdog4748
5 months 3 days ago

“No word as yet on the features that are going to be supported, evidently there will be some features that will require the smartwatch to be hooked up to a Samsung smartphone to function, features like Samsung Pay for example.”

Samsung Pay is not available on the Gear S2. It WAS a promised feature, but alas Samsung once again fails to deliver with their wearables.

livedigi
5 months 3 days ago

Hope this time they won’t postpone it again

 
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