Back in January, Samsung announced plans to add iOS support to its Gear S2 Smart Watch
, and it appears the South Korean company is getting close to launching the promised iOS app.
Starting today, Samsung is launching a new beta testing program
for the Gear iOS app (via SamMobile
), which will run from Wednesday, August 24 to Monday, September 19, suggesting a release date that could come as early as late September.
The Gear iOS beta is only available to Samsung Gear S2, Gear S2 Classic, and Gear Fit 2 owners who are located in South Korea, so U.S. users will not be able to participate in the beta testing process. Participation in the beta program requires an Apple ID and an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8.4 or later.
Samsung plans to use the feedback garnered from beta testers to make improvements to its upcoming iOS app. Details on the app, including screenshots, leaked out back in April. Based on that leaked information, the Gear S2 iOS app will be able to deliver notifications to the smart watch and it will be able to install and manage apps from the Gear store.
Aside from an end date of September 19 for the beta testing program, Samsung has given no hints on when iOS support will be officially implemented.