Samsung offers iOS Compatibility with the Latest Wearable Devices

iOS users can now experience the Samsung Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada announced the expansion of iOS compatibility with the latest Samsung Gear family of devices, including the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2.

Consumers can download the Samsung Gear S app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 or the Samsung Gear Fit app for the Gear Fit2 on compatible iOS devices1 from the Apple App Store. Once the appropriate app is downloaded, consumers will be guided through the steps to complete pairing of their compatible iOS device with the Samsung wearable device.

"We are constantly innovating with technology for Canadians to fit their connected lives," said Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. "By offering both Android and iOS compatibility with our latest Gear devices, we're giving consumers more ways to enhance their wearable experience and connect to Samsung's Galaxy of possibilities."

While features and functions will vary by device, iOS users will be able to enjoy the timeless and stylish design of the latest Samsung Gear with highlighted IP68 water and dust resistance2, built-in GPS, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps. It is available in two models – the Gear S3 frontier, which takes inspiration from the active explorer with a rugged design, and the Gear S3 classic, featuring an elegant style found on luxury timepieces. Consumers will be able to track their fitness by monitoring distance and route traveled, running pace, calories burned and heart rate.

Samsung wearable devices with iOS compatibility are currently available where Samsung Gear devices are sold. The services and features of Samsung Gear devices may be limited for certain iOS devices and applications3.

About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras and digital appliances. In 2016, Samsung was ranked in the top 10 most influential and reputable brands in Canada, based on studies by Ipsos Reid & Leger. Committed to helping Canadians live connected and make a difference, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country.

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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1 Compatible with iOS 9.0 and above.

2 This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP68, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes; rinse residue/ dry after wet. Not shockproof.

3 Functions and features may vary depending on the region or service provider. All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada

For further information: Lianne Pitts, North Strategic, lianne.pitts@northstrategic.com, 647-969-9941

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