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Samsung extends iOS compatibility to the latest Gear devices

Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker gets iOS compatibility
Samsung Gear Fit 2
After a long wait, iPhone users interested to use a Gear device with their handset can finally bring the two worlds together. They need an iPhone 5 or later with iOS 9 or higher to use the new Gear S or Gear Fit app.
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Yesterday, Samsung finally made things right for iPhone users who somehow ended up in possession of a Gear device and wanted to take full advantage of its capabilities without having to buy a Samsung smartphone.

Samsung Gear S and Samsung Gear Fit are both available for download from the Apple App Store. The first one is required for Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches, while the other is needed to pair the Gear Fit 2 with a compatible iOS-driven handset. According to the official press release, the features, and functions available vary by device, but "iOS users will be able to enjoy the Samsung Gear S3’s timeless and stylish design, IP68 water and dust resistance, as well as the built-in GPS, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps." Heart rate monitoring and other fitness tracking capabilities are also fully functional.

The list of iPhone handsets supported includes iPhone 5 smartphones or later, as long as they run at least iOS 9. Once the app is download and installed, the user is guided through the steps needed to properly pair the Samsung wearable with the Apple handset.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 8 (Update: 2017-01- 8)