(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear IconX and Gear S3 now compatible with the Galaxy J series

Watch
By 

Last updated: October 26th, 2017 at 12:01 UTC+02:00

Good news for Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J5 Pro, Galaxy J7 Neo and Galaxy J7 Prime owners: You can now use your handset with the Gear Fit 2, Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear IconX, Gear S2 and Gear S3, without having to resort to third-party tweaks to make them work.

Samsung has issued an update for the Gear Manager application on the Play Store in Brazil (it should make its way to other regions in the near future), which introduces support for the aforementioned wearables. Just install the upgrade, then you’ll be good to go.

It’s unlikely that any Galaxy J5 or Galaxy J7 customer will have a Gear Fit 2, Gear IconX, Gear S2 or Gear S3 sitting in a drawer waiting to be used, but seeing as they’re all mature units, you should be able to pick one up for a respectable price through an authorized retailer.

The Gear Fit2 Pro is a brand new fitness tracker

The Gear Fit2 Pro, on the other hand, is a brand new fitness tracker—so that’s the one to go for if you want to purchase a wearable to use with your smartphone. It’s pretty similar to its predecessor, though it benefits from the addition of a waterproof body and a traditional clasp.

Source Watch Galaxy J5 PrimeGalaxy J5 ProGalaxy J7 NeoGalaxy J7 PrimeGear Fit 2Gear Fit2 ProGear Icon XGear S2Gear S3
Load 0 comments

You might also like

As rivals promise updates, Samsung updates grandma’s first smartphone

When Samsung promised three generations of Android updates and four years of security patches for its devices last year, it delivered momentarily.

  • By Dominik Bosnjak
  • 2 years ago

Galaxy J5 (2017) gets the April 2021 security update

Samsung is crushing it right now in terms of software updates. Three weeks ago, the company started releasing the May 2021 security patch to its high-end and mid-range Galaxy devices. Now, the company has diverted its attention to smartphones that were launched three or four years ago. The Galaxy J5 Pro (a.k.a Galaxy J5 2017) […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 years ago

Half a decade-old Gear smartwatches are getting new firmware updates

It’s been almost four years since the Gear Sport smartwatch was introduced, and an even longer five years since Samsung took the veil off the Gear S3. But despite their age, Samsung has yet to abandon support for these wearables, and on the contrary, the company is now rolling out a new firmware update for […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

What year is it? A ‘monthly’ security update just hit Galaxy J7 Neo

Samsung’s been doing a lot to normalize long-term software support in recent years. But a Galaxy J7 Neo being updated in mid-2021? Sorry, but that’s nothing short of baffling any day of the week. If that name made you go “what”, you’re not alone; we barely covered this thing back when it released. OK, that’s […]

  • By Dominik Bosnjak
  • 2 years ago

Samsung’s tomb of lost features is now looking sadder than ever

Samsung has removed a lot of features from its flagship products over the years.

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Samsung shares tips to achieve healthier lifestyle, higher productivity using Galaxy Watch

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, people are stuck in their homes and most of them are unable to pursue their workouts to stay healthy. Work from home also means lots of media streaming and unregulated screen time, leading to digital overload. Now, Samsung has shared some tips so that you achieve a healthier lifestyle, digital detox, […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago