- Samsung’s older Gear wearables will not be supported by its 2021 smartphones.
- The devices affected include the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, and Gear S.
If you still own and use an early Samsung Gear smartwatch daily you may want to think twice about upgrading your smartphone in the new year. A notification in the Samsung Members app (via GalaxyClub) has warned users that the firm’s early wearables will no longer be compatible with its 2021 smartphones.
“The existing service quality of older Samsung Gear wearables cannot be guaranteed and ensured through app updates alone,” reads the translated notification. “Therefore, older Samsung Gear wearables can no longer be used in conjunction with new Samsung smartphones (from the year of publication 2021).”
The update specifically lists five wearables that will be affected by the news, chief of which is the Galaxy Gear from 2013. The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear