Samsung Gear to get an iPhone app. Samsung’s presence at the CES was hardly the one to be noticed in terms of the smartphone market. However, not to forget to mention, Samsung did pull out a better a news than mobile news before the week was out.
The company finally dropped the much-wanted news about the long-awaited iOS version of the Gear S app.
The iOS version will bring iPhone and iPad compatibility with the line of wearables by Samsung, named Gear Fit 2, along with Gear S2 and S3 smartwatches.
Not only this, but Samsung has also promised to bring a wider range of compatibility within devices, including everything basic, such as Find my Gear, health data syncing, and the ability to download and install apps to and from Gear Devices.
However, that’s the optimistic side of the story only. Tech Crunch has tested the application with most of the versions, and they came up with another news. In an article today, they said
For its part, Samsung has promised a wide range of compatibility between the devices, including the standard notifications, Find my Gear, health data syncing and the ability to download and install apps onto the Gear devices. The arrival marks delivery on an eagerly awaited promise, but iOS app isn’t compatible with all of Samsung’s Gear wearables yet, and it’s already started getting pretty mixed reviews on iTunes, with users complaining about a limited feature set, including the inability to use Samsung Pay, one of the Gear S3’s chief selling points.
This makes a statement of its own, but this is some positive step from Samsung, for the people who are looking for compatibility between the life-long rival companies. A little bit of compatibility will not only help people, but also the companies in making the technology easier for a user across different platforms.