When it comes to smartphones and smartwatches, compatibility matters a lot. It would be foolish to buy a smartwatch from a company that doesn’t support your smartphone’s platform. This situation may, however, eventually change. If you like Samsung’s recently released Gear S2 smartwatch, but are using Apple for your smartphone needs, then there’s some good news for you.
Gear S2 might become iPhone compatible
According to reports from Digital Spy, Samsung is planning to bring iOS support to its Gear S2 smartwatch. The site spoke with the company’s spokesperson whose identity is not revealed, and the person said that they are “positively looking into opening it up.”
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We are looking at possibilities to open it up to iOS,” the spokesperson told us while discussing the Gear S2. They added: “Because we opened it up to Android, we are looking at this.
The Gear S2 is the first Tizen based smartwatch to support Android, however, there are a few conditions for that too. You must be running an Android phone with at least 1.5GB of RAM running Android 4.4 KitKat or above. The Gear G2 could also be the first Tizen based watch to support the iPhone, provided Samsung’s plans bear fruit.
Samsung has not provided a specific time frame to date, but if the company is really working on this, then it is definitely good news for those who want Gear S2 but are using an iPhone. In fact, once Samsung makes this watch compatible with iOS, it will directly compete with Apple Watch.
Samsung announced the Gear S2 at a pre-IFA event in Berlin, Germany. The Gear S2 has a round 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 with 302ppi. It’s powered by the Exynos processor and has 512MB of RAM. The watch is IP68 certified water resistant, has 4GB storage and a 250mAh battery. The company is also producing a 3GB model.