The company’s new smartwatch and fitness tracker are compatible with 20 of its Galaxy phones and tablets.
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 include 12 phones and 8 tablets.
The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit currently play nice with the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 Note, Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, while compatible tablets include the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1, Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition).
The original Galaxy Gear was severely limited by its out of the box compatibility with only two Samsung devices, though it wasn’t something the company could prevent as none of its existing devices were running Android 4.3, the version of the OS required for its wearables to operate properly. But with many of its devices updated to Android 4.3 and with new devices running 4.3 out of the box, the compatibility list for the newer wearables is naturally more extensive, though they still remain out of reach of the millions of Android users owning phones and tablets from other manufacturers.