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Release of Samsung Pay for Gear S2 pushed to 2016 in the US

During the launch of the Gear S2, Samsung’s first smartwatch with a completely circular display, the company announced that it is compatible with Samsung Pay, but the feature is currently inactive. Samsung Pay was supposed to be released for the smartwatch in November 2016, but looks like the release has been pushed to 2016.

The information about this delay was mentioned by Samsung on Twitter as a reply to a customer query. There’s still no concrete information on the actual date for the release of Samsung Pay for the Gear S2, but we’ll report as soon as we get any update on the matter.

The Gear S2 lacks MST, something that mimics credit or debit card swipes, so the transactions will be carried out on this smartwatch through NFC. MST isn’t present in the Gear S2 due to its small size, but the feature is available on other smartphones from Samsung that feature Samsung Pay.

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cvadden
cvadden

Well.. as usual Samsung is dropping the ball. As per my most recent round of probing Samsung, the update needed to Gear Manager has been delayed due to issues found in Beta testing. However, they are saying it will be here soon, very soon. This time they would not give a specific week but do suggest it should be less than a month away.

cvadden
cvadden

From speaking to several reps, Samsung Pay should be released by the 2nd week of May 2016. Also, the Gear S2 (3G) does have mag stripe technology.

kronicle
kronicle

I would rather have it right than out before it’s really ready and luckily “Next year in 2016” is just 19 days away. That’s not even three weeks and most likely just a matter of days before they showcase it with new NFC, motion gesture, IoT, etc features at CES. Actually I’ve slid my phone into my coat sleeve and acted like I was using Gear S2 to pay. It fooled a couple who had an Apple Watch that didn’t work. So they had to pull out a fat wallet with their plastic in it. I loved the look on… Read more »

ashforduk
ashforduk

I wish Samsung would get their act together and release Samsung Pay in the UK for all their devices.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Releasing a payment system takes planning and is no simple act. Samsung was ambitious and doesn’t seem to have fully planned it out, like Apple and even Google. The technology is already there. It’s in stores thanks to Google, and popular thanks to Google and Apple as well. But Samsung seems to have rushed to try to beat both Apple and Google, and it’s falling flat. We have the Note5 but few banks are onboard. Stores have the equipment but Samsung can’t take advantage because they didn’t approach banks with a strong, proven strategy. Hopefully they get it together before… Read more »