Samsung Gear S2 to gain iOS compatibility later this year

Samsung Gear S2

At a press conference held at the show floor of CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Samsung announced that it will be adding iOS support to Gear S2 later this year. The company also launched a gold and platinum colored variant of the smartwatch targeted towards females and executives. 

The former is plated with 18k gold, while the latter is platinum plated. The pricing of both variants were not disclosed by the company, but don’t expect them to come for cheap.

Unlike the majority of other smartwatches out there, the Gear S2 runs on Samsung’s own Tizen OS. The smartwatch features a unique rotating bezel that makes it easy to interact with it. You also have the option of using the touchscreen and the dedicated home and back buttons located on the right edge of the watch.

Samsung did not exactly announce the timeframe as to when the smartwatch will gain iOS compatibility except for saying later this year. The Gear S2 also supports Samsung Pay, so it will be interesting to see if Samsung manages to keep that feature intact when the smartwatch is used with an iOS running device.