Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series of smartwatches, but Apple phone users do not need to pay too much attention. Because since Samsung abandoned its own Tizen platform in 2021 and returned to the Wear OS system, and used this system on the Galaxy Watch 4 and later new smartwatches, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is no longer compatible with iOS devices and cannot be used with iPhone pairing.
Why did Samsung suddenly decide to limit the functionality of its best smartwatch to an Android device? TechRadar interviewed Samsung Global Product Planning Director Junho Park (Junho Park) at the Samsung conference. He explained this as follows: “Our goal is: how to provide our customers with the best experience? We found that when Some of the major limitations that users encounter when pairing the Galaxy Watch with an iOS device are not caused by the watch itself or the core product. So we think there are still a lot of disconnects between the two systems, which is why we give up (on the Galaxy Watch One of the reasons for supporting iOS) — we couldn’t provide the same level of experience on Android and iOS.”
Park Jun-ho hinted that some of the limitations of the Samsung Galaxy Watch are not caused by “the watch itself.” It is noticed that not only iOS devices cannot use many functions of the Galaxy Watch, but some Android devices do not support them well. To make full use of the functions of the Galaxy Watch, users may really need a Samsung Galaxy phone.