Samsung Galaxy S3 users experience Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity issues

Samsung Galaxy S3 users have taken to online forums to complain of Bluetooth pairing issues with the market leading smartphone.

Despite being one of the marketed features of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the flagship handset isn’t successfully pairing with Bluetooth 4.0 or Smart Ready (BLE) apps and accessories, with the handset often not being recognised by the devices.

Flocking to the Samsung Developers Forum and Android forums in their masses, Samsung Galaxy S3 users have been discussing their pairing issues, but have received little response from Samsung itself.

Posting on behalf of Samsung in an official capacity is a user named Jakub Sendelwski (j.sendlewski@), who has confirmed that Samsung is looking into a fix for the Bluetooth and Smart Ready pairing problems.

“First of all, we are really sorry for the late answer. We are deeply considering providing BLE Scan API with our Bluetooth development team. We will reply answer soon and please check back this thread,” he posted.

However, this was back in September 2012, and with forums still receiving posts regarding Bluetooth 4.0 and Smart Ready (BLE) pairing issues, Samsung hasn’t offered any more assistance in the matter.

Many users are attracted to the Samsung Galaxy S3 for its Bluetooth 4.0 functionality. The Smart Ready feature of BlueTooth 4.0 allows devices that run on coin-cell batteries to connect to compatible smartphones or tablets wirelessly.

Many of the users posting within the Samsung Developers Forum were trying to connect to the Polar H7 Heart Rate Monitor with their Samsung Galaxy S3 with no joy, but could connect to the heart monitor when using competing handsets such as the iPhone 5, or HTC One X.

Have you managed to connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 handset with Bluetooth 4.0 apps and devices? Or have you experienced the same connectivity problems as the forum users? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Facebook and Twitter pages or the comment boxes below.

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