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The Samsung Gear S2 gets a little less useless today

Samsung has rolled out an iOS beta program, which has opened the door for the iPhone users to strap on a Gear S2 or Gear Fit 2.

Those with an iPhone 5 and up, running iOS 8.4 and above, can enroll in the beta, which begins today and runs until September 19.

The beta launch is a long-time coming as Samsung had initially promised iOS compatibility when it launched the Gear S2 a whole year ago (via Wareable).

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While it’s better late than never, it’s more likely Samsung is laying the groundwork for the next generation Gear S3 that’ll likely launch next week.

Samsung has been tipping updated smartwatches for the last couple of weeks with its IFA invites.

The iOS compatibility is an interesting one as Samsung largely wants its smartwatches to complement its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones.

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However with Samsung Gear support and Android Wear offering limited functionality on iOS, it seems the Apple Watch will at least have a little competition for iPhone-owners’ wrists.

Is anyone excited for the forthcoming generation of smartwatches, be they watchOS, Tizen or Android Wear? Share your thoughts below.

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