Samsung has increased the amount of devices with which its new Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit wearable gadget are compatible. Initially launched at Mobile World Congress back in February, the smartwatch and fitness tracker only worked with the Galaxy S5. Realising this was probably a little restrictive, Samsung has now taken the list up to 20 devices.
It’s not just smartphones which can be used either, as Samsung has included a selection of tablets too. We’ll start off with the phones. The Galaxy S5 tops the list, obviously, and it’s now joined by the Galaxy Note 3, Note 3 Neo, and the Note 2. Previous flagship phones the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3 are also included, along with the S4 Active, S4 Mini and S4 Zoom spin-off devices.
Closing out the smartphone list is the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8, plus the Galaxy Grand 2. Moving on to tablets, Samsung’s smartwatches and the Gear Fit will connect up to the Galaxy Tab 4 range, the Galaxy Tab Pro models, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.1 and the 2014 Edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1.
That’s a big improvement, and should help Samsung’s new line of wearable gadgets reach a larger audience. In case they passed you by, here’s a reminder of the devices in question. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo replace the Galaxy Gear, and instead of Android, the two smartwatches run Tizen, Samsung’s own operating system. The Gear Fit is more fitness focused, and has a more streamlined design than the watches. It also works best when partnered with the Galaxy S5, thanks to its other health-related features.