In September last year there appeared information that Samsung is working on a work Gear S2 with the iPhone. In March this year it was reported that subscribers of the operator Verizon has received new firmware for smart watch Samsung, which received the support of iOS devices. However, later denied this information. And now became known the exact date of the release client for iPhone.
Today Samsung announced the launch testing of “smart” watches Samsung Gear S2 for owners of iOS devices. In the beta test can also take part the owners of the fitness bracelet Gear Fit 2, which was released in June of this year. Samsung promises to use the owner reviews the Samsung Gear S2, the Gear Fit 2 to improve the app Gear Manager for iOS.
Unknown at this time what function is going to support Gear S2 in conjunction with the Apple smartphones. Likely that iPhone owners will be able to view incoming notifications, and monitor physical activity. Some functions, like payment service, Samsung Pay, for obvious reasons, will not be available.
Samsung Gear S2 look like a classic watch with a round display with a diagonal of 1.2 inches and a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. As a software platform acts as Samsung Tizen. The watch is available in two design options — the usual Gear S2 in a gray or silver colors and classic Gear S2 with black finish and genuine leather strap.
One of the main features Gear S2 is managing the bezel (rotating ribbed rim around the dial). If the Apple Watch to control the wheel, the Digital Crown, the South Korean device directly need to twist the bezel of the device. Clockwise rotation opens the widgets, vs notifications. The Classic lineup of about 24 990 rubles.
Beta test apps Gear Manager for iOS will run until 19 September this year.