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Samsung Gear S Finally Releases iOS App

Jan 18, 2017

When it comes to smartwatches, Samsung has always been one of the best brands out there on the market. Now, we have even more good news about Samsung as the company finally released an iOS app to Apple’s App Store.

Samsung Releases Samsung Gear App on iOS

The release of the Samsung Gear S app for iOS has been something that we have been hearing rumors about for a while now. The iOS app is finally live, and it works for both the Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches. For people who have the Samsung Gear S2 or the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, this is great news because of all the things you can do with the iOS app. A lot of people are really excited about this because it is something that has been anticipated for so long, and now it is finally here.


The Samsung Gear iOS app will give you a lot of cool things and allow you to do a lot of various activities with your smartwatch. For instance, with the iOS app you can now install or download various faces for your watch straight from the Gear Store. You will also be able to download and install various apps right from the Gear Store as well. You will get tracking and support for your Samsung Gear S smartwatch as well with the iOS app. When it comes to what this all means, it means that Samsung becomes one of the first ever smartwatches to have full support on iOS. That is of course, not including the Apple smartwatch, which has always had complete support on all iOS devices. So beyond Apple, Samsung is making a major step because it has the full support that nothing beyond Apple smartwatches have had up to this point.

When you look at smartwatches with full iOS support, the only watch out there is the Apple Watch, which is an Apple product. A lot of the smartwatches out there run on Google Wear, which is an Android device-specific system. There is an iOS app out there for Google Wear but it does not really have a lot of support with it or features available. The Google Wear iOS app has only a few watch faces, and it also does not have the Android app support either.

What makes Samsung different is that Samsung runs on Tizen, which is a Linux-based operating system. That is different from both Android and WatchOS. The Samsung Gear S app will include various watch apps like Flipbook and CNN, along with many other apps that you might be interested in downloading. For people who have the Samsung Gear smartwatch, whether it be version 2 or version 3, you will find that the new iOS app delivers a lot of features and functions to the watch that you might have been missing.