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Samsung Pay Beta hits the 3G/4G Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch gets beta-stage Samsung Pay support
Samsung Gear S2
The cellular versions of both the Samsung Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic get beta-stage support for the mobile payment service in the US three months after their regular variants.

Samsung introduced the Samsung Pay beta for the regular Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic in the US three months ago, without offering this option to users of the cellular-enabled variants of its smartwatches. Fortunately, the time has finally arrived for them to gain access to the mobile payments service as well.

A recent software update already added the mobile payment platform to the 3G- and 4G-enabled Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, but the service was not enabled. Now, those who own these smart wearables in the US only need to hold the Back key for one or two seconds, then simply hit Start using Samsung Pay now.

According to some users, an update for Samsung Pay on the smartphone might be needed, next to accessing the Gear S2 Beta account when performing the steps mentioned above to begin using Samsung Pay. Unfortunately, Samsung Pay for the Gear S2 smartwatch does not support magnetic strip transmission, as it is only compatible with NFC readers. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10-14 (Update: 2016-10-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.