[Update: Coming mid-January] Samsung confirms iOS support for the Gear S2, coming later this year

Last month, we exclusively reported that Samsung was working on a Gear Manager app for iOS, which meant that iOS support might be added to the Gear S2 at some point in the future. The company didn’t confirm anything back then, but it never really denied the possibility of its best smartwatch yet working with an iPhone. Today, it has confirmed that iOS support for the Gear S2 is coming later this year.

Samsung mentioned this in passing during its keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, it didn’t say when iOS support will arrive, and which features would be supported. Simply put, the Gear S2 will be compatible with iOS devices later this year, however, some features like Samsung Pay will require the smartwatch to be hooked up with a Samsung handset. Hopefully, the company will provide additional details about this as many Gear S2 owners have been anxious to find out when this is going to happen.

Update: According to Pocket-lint, iOS support will arrive as soon as mid-January, as revealed to the site by Kyle Brown, Samsung’s head of product launch programmes in the UK. That means iPhone users won’t have to wait too long before they can grab what is arguably the best smartwatch on the market, though it remains to be seen if the mid-January timeline will be met by the Korean giant.

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1 year 3 months ago

Hopes are melting

1 year 3 months ago

How long i have to wait for app?

1 year 3 months ago

Well, frankly this is excellent news. I own many flagship phones nowadays, this includes the iPhone 6S Plus. Ever since the release of the Gear S2 I have wanted one, but at the same time not actually purchased one because I’m still not sure whether or not I want one, as weird as it sounds.

I currently switch between the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone as they’re my favourite two. It’s recently started to annoy me switching between phones so often so I’m starting to use each phone for a bit longer. It’s currently the iPhone as the daily driver, so should I purchase one, it’s sort of just a simple watch because it’s not compatible. The Apple watch has no value in my life because it’s beyond awful and cannot hold a candle to the Gear S2.

Enough of my life story, this is great news because at least I can do a bit more with the watch, should I purchase one, when I use it with the iPhone.