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Does Samsung's Galaxy Watch Work with iPhones?

Do you own an iPhone, but are interested in buying the Samsung Galaxy Watch? Or have you recently upgraded your Samsung phone to an iPhone, and are wondering whether your Galaxy Watch would still be compatible with your new phone?

If so, don’t worry - you have come to the right place! In this blog, we will explore the following question:

Can Samsung watches work with iPhones?

Are Samsung Watches Compatible with iPhones?

Galaxy Gear and earlier models of the Galaxy Watch ran via Tizen OS. These watches were compatible with Apple phones through the Galaxy Watch companion app (Galaxy Wearable) and Bluetooth. However, many of these watches are no longer supported by Samsung. 

Fortunately, some models are still compatible with iOS phones. This includes:

  • Galaxy Fit (for iPhone 7 or later running iOS 10 and above)
  • Gear series: Gear Live, Gear S2, Gear Fit 2, Gear S3, Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro (for iPhone 5 or later running iOS 9 and above)
  • Galaxy Watch series: Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2 (for iPhone 5 or later running iOS 9 and above)

To connect your compatible iPhone to any of the Samsung watches listed above, you will need to download the Galaxy Wearable app from the App Store.

Which Samsung Watches Are NOT Compatible with iPhones?

With the above list in mind, there are Samsung watches that are unfortunately not compatible with iPhones. Since 2021, Samsung has adopted Google’s Wear OS, without support for iPhones. Incompatible Samsung watches include:

  • Galaxy Watch series: Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch6 (requires Google Play services)
  • Gear series: Gear 1, Gear 2, Gear S, Gear Fit (iOS not supported)

If you are looking for a newer Galaxy watch as an iPhone user, your best option might be to simply invest in an Apple Watch instead or to switch to a Samsung phone.

Now that you know the answer to, “Can Samsung watches work with iPhones?”, why not browse through our online shop here at iGadget? We supply both iPhone accessories and Samsung accessories, as well as Samsung phone parts and iPhone parts in NZ. No matter if you are looking for a Samsung Galaxy Watch charger or screen protector, or iPhone charger or case, we have got you covered with our wide range of high-quality accessories. As a top iPhone parts supplier, you can count on us for repair or replacement parts, allowing you to enjoy your current phone for longer. Get in touch today. 

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