16 Feb 2017 laia

Samsung offers iOS compatibility with the latest wearable devices

Samsung Electronics has announced the expansion of iOS compatibility across the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2. This means that Gear Manager, which was previously only available for Android, can now be downloaded from the Apple App store for compatible iOS devices.

“We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our offerings and we do this by listening to what our customers want – and that includes greater access to our cutting-edge wearable technologies on other platforms,” says Paulo Ferreira, Director of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

iOS users now have the opportunity to download the Samsung Gear S app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 or the Samsung Gear Fit app for the Gear Fit2 on a range of iOS devices. Once the appropriate app is downloaded, consumers will be guided through the steps needed to pair their device with a compatible Samsung wearable.

While features and functions will vary by device, iPhone users will now be able to enjoy the Samsung Gear S3’s timeless and stylish design, IP68 water and dust resistance, as well as the built-in Global Positioning System (GPS), Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps. It is available in two bold models – the Gear S3 frontier, which takes inspiration from the active explorer with a rugged design, as well as the Gear S3 classic, featuring an elegant style, coupled with the balance found on luxury timepieces.

“By offering Android and iOS compatibility with our latest Gear devices, we are giving users more ways to optimise their wearable experiences and connect to Samsung’s Galaxy of possibilities,” Ferreira concludes.

Samsung wearable devices with iOS compatibility are currently available in markets where Samsung Gear devices are sold. The services and features of Samsung Gear devices may be limited for certain iOS devices and their applications.

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