Samsung has released an update making Samsung Pay beta available on Gear S2 smartwatches only owners in the United States. This feature was actually been promising by Samsung that its Gear S2 would support Samsung Pay ever since it introduced the smartwatch in 2015. Now, almost a year later, the South Korean electronics has finally appears to be rolling out the functionality to a limited variations.
It’s now official, Samsung Gear S2 owners can now pay for things right directly from their wrists. Until today, only a small group of users participating in a closed beta have been able to use the company’s mobile payment system from the Gear S2. Now, it’s been made available for everyone in the US.
What to note is that Samsung Pay on the Gear S2 only works on NFC-compatible payment terminals and the new update spread out to the Samsung Gear app takes Samsung Pay out of its cloased beta into a public iteration. So if you own a Gear S2 – Bluetooth-only, not the 3G version – you can be able to try out using Samsung Pay yourself.
For that, you have to just update your Gear app, then look for the Samsung Pay Beta option in the Settings menu. You’ll then be prompted to install the Pay app from the Galaxy Apps Store. To activate the beta, you have to update both the watch’s software as well as the Samsung Gear app. Allow the updated Gear app to get started. You’ll be apparently have to add cards one-by-one even if you already have Samsung Pay set up on your smartphone, which is a bit annoying, but at least the option is finally rolling out.
Once again, recovering all the options. You will need to set up a secure password and add your card information. Note that you will need to provide your card details. After that, you can simply “lower your wrist to an NFC-payment terminal and payment should go through.”
About Samsung Gear S2 – went on sale in October last year for $299.99. It sports a 1.2-inch circular SAMOLED 360-by-360 display with 320ppi, runs a dual-core 1GHz processor, and comes with 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM memory. Today, the same Samsung smartwatch received a big Pay update and it’s live now.
(Source: Droid Life)
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