Initially, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch was only compatible with the company's Galaxy Note 3. But soon the update was rolled out to the Galaxy S4 devices in Germany during October, thereby making it compatible with the new smartwatch. But it seems like Samsung is now ready to make the smartwatch compatible with few more devices like the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy S4 zoom.
According to the press release from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 will be made compatible with the Galaxy Gear with the upcoming Android 4.3 update. Other devices mentioned above would have to wait for a while. However, Samsung has already announced to roll out an independent software update to these devices to bring compatibility for the smartwatch immediately. The update is said to arrive by the end of October, 2013.
Probably, the update to these devices wouldn't be available simultaneously in all countries. Thus, it is natural that the update's availability would differ from country to country.
"Extending Galaxy Gear compatibility to more Galaxy devices reflects our deep commitment to continuing to deliver enriched mobile experiences to our consumers," said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics. "Through a significant effort to enhance and enrich the Galaxy experience, Samsung continues to empower our users in their mobile lives and enable smart freedom with Galaxy Gear."
Talking about the Galaxy Gear, with a 1.9 Megapixel camera, users can snap a visual memo by simply tapping it's screen. Photos are then easily and automatically saved in the smartphone's gallery. The users can also enjoy a built-in Pedometer app and use the Galaxy Gear to control the music played on their smartphone. Of course the device also functions like a watch, with the option to change the face with 10 different clock options and more options are available via Samsung Apps.