Samsung Pay Will Work on Gear S3 Even When Paired with Non-Galaxy Phones

“When it launched the device in late summer, [Samsung] was keen to note that the Gear S3 would not only support Samsung Pay, but enable the MST technology that allows it to be used on older payment card readers…”

Samsung Pay will work on the Gear S3 even if the smartwatch is paired with a non-Galaxy device, so long as it’s running the KitKat version of Android of above.

Samsung Pay Will Work on Gear S3 Even When Paired with Non-Galaxy PhonesThe news comes by way of AndroidCentral, which received the confirmation after reaching out to Samsung Pay on Twitter. AndroidCentral notes that “some sort of partner app” on the paired smartphone will likely be needed, given that Samsung Pay is unlikely to allow credit card information to be stored on the smartwatch itself, but further details haven’t yet been revealed.

In any case, it’s another sign that Samsung is aiming to make a big push for Samsung Pay with its new flagship smartwatch. When it launched the device in late summer, the company was keen to note that the Gear S3 would not only support Samsung Pay, but enable the MST technology that allows it to be used on older payment card readers when used with newer Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

The Samsung Gear S3 is expected to launch in the US next week.

Source: AndroidCentral