Is Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Compatible with iPhone?

Are you planning to buy the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and you are currently own an iPhone? Stop and read this article till the end before you click on the “Buy Now” button on Amazon or any other website. 

Is Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Compatible with iPhone?

You might be thinking, “What the …..”

Yes, I am dam serious! So the question that I want to answer here is, 

Is Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Compatible with iPhone?

We have already reviewed the Galaxy Watch 3 and it comes with a lot of features and it is a good alternative to Apple Watch 5.

The Galaxy Watch 3 is compatible with both iPhone and Android devices. More specifically, it runs on Android devices that are running on Android 5.0 or higher and RAM 1.5GB above. 

Also, it is compatible with Apple devices running on iOS 9 or above. 

Being said this, the answer to the above question is not a complete “Yes.” Instead, I would say a partial “Yes” and a partial “No.”

I will tell you why!

Because you can not fully explore the features of your Galaxy Watch 3 if you are using it along with an iPhone, this is the same for other Galaxy Watches such as Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Watch Active 2. 

Now let us have a look into the features that are restricted for iPhone users,

Watch will be a bit slower

When you use Galaxy Watch 3 with iPhone, you may feel slower, especially during data loading and app download. If the watch lags more, you can try to fix the issue by unpairing and pairing it again. 

Message Replay Not Available

Replay to message function is not available with Apple devices. For example, you can not replay to SMS, WhatsApp, email, etc. 

Samsung Health Features 

Samsung Health features like map functionalities, daily workout features, etc. do not work.  

Emergency SOS 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 starts to ring an alarm if the user falls suddenly. If the user does not deactivate the alarm immediately, the Galaxy Watch automatically send SOS alerts to the emergency number with real-time location. 

But this fall detection alerts does not work while you use it with an iPhone. 

Samsung Only App

Some Samsung only features and apps do not work with the iPhone. Samsung Pay, T-money, and Nike Running are few apps to name. 

Besides, it only allows you to download some free apps and some other watch specific apps only. But compatibility and availability of apps further vary by the developer, OS, etc. 

So the final answer is;

If you are an Apple Phone user, then I recommend you go for an Apple Watch only. Because even if you spend more than $400 to buy the Galaxy Watch 3, you won’t be able to explore it completely. 

So it is always better to go for the Apple Watch Series 5 if you have the money to spend on Galaxy Watch 3. 

For more clarity, you can check the price of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Apple Watch Series 5 below. 

Final Words

I think that I was able to answer your question on Is Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Compatible with iPhone?. If you have any further queries or thoughts, please feel free to comment below.

  1. What is the newest Samsung Watch 2020?

    Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is the latest smartwatch released by Samsung.

  2. Can you text on Galaxy watch?

    Yes. You can text or send a replay if you are using it along with an Android Smartphone.

  3. Can you answer calls on Samsung Galaxy watch 3?

    If you are using a Samsung Galaxy Watch with LTE, then you can use make calls right from your watch even without a smartphone.

  4. What messaging apps work with Galaxy watch 3?

    Messaging app like default SMS app, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, etc work with Galaxy Watch 3.

Source: Samsung

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