That's why many people would instead choose a Samsung Galaxy Watch over other smartwatches. However, the problem is that many of them have iPhone devices instead of a Samsung or at least an Android phone. The good news it that you can still you both devices. That's what we're here to answer today. From there, click "Pair a New Device," then select your phone's model and simply follow the on-screen instructions you'll see on both devices. Once connected, you should see the home screen of the Galaxy Watch app on your iPhone, allowing you to change specific settings, including notifications, music, sound and display, and more. The only feature that you really can't use on the smartwatch is the camera, since it does not have an in-built app, nor does the App Store on the watch have one.
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But how is its functionality any different from the Android ecosystem? For the past few months, I have been testing the Galaxy watch with both, Note 9 and iPhone 6. And if you are like me, an iPhone user who wants to use the Galaxy Watch instead of an Apple Watch, this guide is for you. Connecting your Galaxy Watch to your iPhone is quite simple. Once you open the Galaxy Watch app on your iPhone, click on a pair a new device and select your model, just remember to turn ON your Bluetooth before you start. Follow the on-screen instructions on both iPhone and Galaxy Watch to complete the pairing process. To know the iOS requirement, click here. While connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth, the Galaxy Watch is fully capable of making and receiving calls. But there is a catch, when you try to initiate a call from a newly paired Galaxy Watch it shows you an error. This will allow you to make and receive calls through the new phone while still using iPhone for all other apps and notifications.
Samsung Android Smart wearables Tizen. What if you're an iPhone user but don't want an Apple Watch? We knew that as an iPhone user we'd take a hit in some functionality and features but would they be enough of a turn-off to turn us away from using the Samsung Galaxy Watch in conjunction with an iPhone? During our testing, on the 22nd August Samsung released an update to their companion iOS app to officially support the Galaxy Watch while re-branding the app 'Galaxy Watch'. The Galaxy Watch iOS app provides the battery, storage and RAM status of the Galaxy watch, configure many of the settings on the watch itself, as well as providing a method of finding and installing watch faces and apps. The app itself falls far short of the offerings from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin and Apple lacking a coherent look and feel resulting in a much higher learning curve and even then the lack of organization makes delving into your stats frustratingly slow. We found several activities didn't transfer the full data to the Samsung Health app.
In fact, in one test the mAh battery the capacity of the 46mm watch proved it could chug along for part of a fifth day before dying on our wrist. By contrast the Apple Watch 4 low-power mode tells you We did see a significant drop in battery life when we activated the always-on display.