Samsung has announced the device compatibility list for its latest Gear wearables - the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The new wearables will support 20 Galaxy devices, which includes 12 Galaxy smartphones and 8 Galaxy tablets.
Samsung had first launched the Galaxy Gear smartwatch with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in September last year. The Galaxy Gear was compatible with only three Galaxy devices initially, and company had later updated the compatibility to include more devices.
Similarly Samsung has updated the list of devices that will be compatible with Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear fit devices. These devices are - Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Additionally they will be compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A and the Galaxy Round, specifically for Korea.
Other than Galaxy smartphones, the three new wearables from Samsung will also work with a list of Galaxy tablets - Samsung Galaxy Tab4 series (Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1, Galaxy Tab4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab4 7.0), Samsung Galaxy TabPRO series (Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.1, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 and the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4), Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.
According to 9to5google
, its team have found a way around to make the Samsung Gear Fit wearable work with other Android devices to its full potential. So far it could only test it with devices such as the Google Nexus 5
and HTC One (M8)
and HTC One (M7)
. Reportedly it worked fine with Gear, but the similar method did not work with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.