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Samsung publishes Gear S3 compatibility list for Android and iOS

Samsung has published its Gear S3 compatibility list. With the Gear S3 being the first smartwatch to provide this Gear S3 compatibility. Yes, Samsung’s Gear S3 compatibility sheet makes sense.Gear S3 compatibility list smartwatch by investigative the compatibility matrix below.

The Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 typical are cross-platform, allowing non-Samsung, Android-powered smartphones and now, iPhone, to be matching with them.

With the Gear S3 being the first smartwatch to provide this Gear S3 compatibility, it is reasonable that iPhone users and non-Samsung Android users exchange a Samsung smartwatch for the first time would want to know what features they can suppose out of their Gear S3 when opposite with their smartphone.

Samsung has published its Gear S3 compatibility list, showing just what users can expect and what will disappoint.

Unfortunately, Gear S3 users moving a non-Samsung Android smartphone won’t get full functionality for their devices, though they can expect limited functionality in emails, calls, and messaging, with full compatibility and functionality in notifications, apps, Samsung Pay, S Health, and watch face.

As for iPhone users, they have limited messaging, apps, S Health, and watch face with a Bluetooth-connected iPhone that pairs with the Gear S3.

There are few standalone capabilities when the Gear S3 is paired with an iPhone but stands alone. As for Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners, they can expect everything to work as designed.

Yes, Samsung’s Gear S3 compatibility sheet makes sense. After all, Samsung has never been one to hide behind the fact that it prizes its smartphones and mobile devices over others.

Samsung desires that everyone buy a “Galaxy”, but it has considered the flexible purchases of customers who want to mix devices by different OEMs.

You can check your smartphone compatibility with your Gear S3 compatibility list smartwatch by investigative the compatibility matrix below.

Samsung’s Gear S3 is the third-generation smartwatch in Samsung’s Gear S series that began in 2014. Prior to the Fall of 2014, Samsung released the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo back in 2013 through early 2014.

And, even before that, Samsung had created its first smartwatch, the SPH-WP10, in 1999 and the 1.8-inch LCD-screened Samsung S9110 back in 2009.

The Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic are the elegant result of the Korean giant’s veteran status in the wearable market.

Samsung Gear S3 Restrictions for iphones

If you have connected your Samsung Gear s3 with iPhone via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) then the data loading and app download speed on the Gear device may be slow.

In case of unstable connection to Gear s3 with iPhone 65 or 65+ running iOS 10 and later, access the Bluetooth menu in Settings and unpair all connected Bluetooth devices but do not unpair the Gear s3 LE connection.

Availability of features may change without prior notice when improvements are made to Gear s3 and iphone connection performance.

Well, some Samsung Gear s3 restrictions may apply on hardware, software and ios version, as well as ios based restriction; see below for further details.

Reply functions unavailable.

S Health features unavailable.

Find my phone feature unavailable.

Samsung device only feature unavailable.

Call forwarding feature unavailable on Gear s2 3G, Gear s3 LTE models.

Gear music manager must be used to send music files to the Gear device for playback on the Gear music Player.

Only free apps and Gear specific apps can be downloaded from the Gear app store.

Accessibility of app downloaded may also vary by app developer, os, and software version and service region.

Samsung Gear s3 Compatible Android and iOS

Gear s3 pairs with smartphones running Android 4.4 and higher with over 1.5GB RAM, iOS 9.0 and later, and Smartphone’s iPhone 5 and newer.

For iPhone 6S and 6s+ running iOS 10 and later, connection to Gear may be unstable.

Gear s3 is not compatible with tablet PCs.

Compatible Smartphone’s and available features may vary by region, carrier and device.

Well, these are all capability which required accessing Samsung Gear s3 smartwatch with non- Samsung Android smartphones and iOS devices.

If you don’t have any idea about your Android smartphone is capable to pair with Samsung Gear s3 smartwatch then here is full list of all capable Android smartphone for Samsung Gear s3 smartwatch.


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