It would seem that the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series will be the stopping point for the organization’s initial smartwatches and wearables.
German Samsung news site Galaxy Club caught a notification from the Samsung Members application warning clients that five wearables — the Gear 1, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear S and Gear Fit — won’t work with the organization’s 2021 cell phones.
We’ve since discovered a similar notification repeated on Samsung’s German support site, however it doesn’t offer a lot of clarification regarding why 2021 is the cut-off point. “The existing service quality of older Samsung Gear wearables cannot be guaranteed and ensured by app updates alone,” the text, translated by Edge, reads.
The way that the five will keep on working with older handsets causes it to seem like to a lesser degree a technical reason, and more Samsung needing to move away from inconclusive help for a selection of wearables that are demonstrating their age now. All the influenced gadgets were released in 2013 or 2014 – when the Samsung Galaxy S5 was cutting edge – so it’s not nonsensical for the organization to think about calling time on the aging watches.
It’s additionally reasonable for state that these aren’t vintage Samsung wearables using any and all means. The first Gear experienced an awkward design, weak notifications and poor battery life, supposedly bringing about a 30% return rate, best case scenario, Buy, while the Gear 2 just dealt with a lukewarm review from us a year later. The organization would at long last get the recipe directly with the round confronted, twisting bezel design of the Samsung Gear S2 in 2015 – and eminently, that wearable isn’t listed as losing support in 2021.
It’s not the first time Samsung Gear branded accessories have stopped to work between generations. The Samsung Gear VR was presented with the Galaxy S6, however was most recently seen working with the S10 family. This was somewhat different, however: given Gear VR needed to genuinely fit a phone inside, Samsung’s moving designs and move from microUSB to USB-C meant purchasers would have to apply for an adapter, or even buy an entirely different headset to keep it working. Given that, it’s maybe astounding Samsung supported it however long it did.