Samsung is waiting on Apple for Gear Fit2 Pro support on iOS

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Although the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro has been on sale since mid-September, users with an iOS smartphone are yet to access the device — and it could all be Apple's doing.

The fitness tracker, like its other Samsung siblings, was in line to receive iOS support alongside Android devices, yet the companion app is yet to see approval by Apple's App Store.

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In a statement, Samsung said: "We look forward to iOS support for Gear Fit2 Pro pending approval in the App Store."

So, essentially, the Korean company is placing the responsibility for the delay squarely on the shoulders of its Cupertino rival. But thankfully, despite weeks of user frustration in Samsung's support forum, the odd Fit2 Pro wearer now appears to be receiving the update.

With commenters on the forum also noting that support staff attributed the issue to both parties, whether this is a result of Apple finally approving the app for use or Samsung fixing things on its own end is unknown.

But, as we've seen in the past, compatibility issues between the pair are anything but straightforward. Samsung only added iOS compatibility to its line of Gear smartwatches back in January after first aiming to do so a year earlier.

Hopefully this is a scenario which is slowly being resolved, but we'd still suggest those with an iOS device to exercise some caution when buying the Gear Fit2 Pro - after all, while compatibility is slowly trickling out to some, this might not yet be a widespread rollout.

Samsung is waiting on Apple for Gear Fit2 Pro support on iOS

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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