Samsung Announces iOS Compatibility with Their Line of Gear Smart Devices

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The tech world just got a bit smaller today as Samsung Electronics announced that their impressive line of Gear devices- including the
Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit- are now compatible with iOS. Yes, those of us on iPhone’s no longer need to be limited to wearing an Apple Watch. Personally, I’m going for the Gear 3 Frontier!

Samsung Announces iOS Compatibility with Their Line of Gear Smart Devices

Here’s what Samsung had to say in their announcement:

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.

Samsung Announces iOS Compatibility with Their Line of Gear Smart Devices

Samsung was quick to note that features and functions will vary by device but that small caveat isn’t enough to dampen our enthusiasm about this surprising announcement. After all, it means those of us using an iPhone will now be able to enjoy the Samsung Gear S3’s “timeless and stylish design” (hey, that’s Samsung’s description but we think they hit it on the nose!), IP68 water and dust resistance, built-in GPS, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps.

The Gear 3 is available in the following models:

The Gear S3 frontier: “Takes inspiration from the active explorer with a rugged design.”
The Gear S3 classic: “Features an elegant style with the balance found on luxury timepieces.”

Samsung Announces iOS Compatibility with Their Line of Gear Smart Devices

After seeing this announcement I went to the App Store and, sure enough, the Samsung app was there waiting to be downloaded. Honestly, if it wasn’t snowing out I suspect I would be at Best Buy right now.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.