Gear S2 to get Samsung Pay supports in 2016

Shane McGlaun - Dec 8, 2015, 5:32am CST
Gear S2 to get Samsung Pay supports in 2016

Smartwatches with circular faces have proven to be among the more popular designs with the Moto 360 and the Samsung Gear S2 among the offerings. When the Gear S2 launched, Samsung had intended to make Samsung Pay available for the smartwatch in November. Word is that the launch of Samsung Pay on the device will now be pushed to sometime in 2016.

Word of the delay came via Twitter when Samsung responded to a customer complaining that November was almost over and now Samsung Pay hadn’t showed up for the watch. Samsung didn’t offer a specific date for Pay to launch.

What we know about Samsung Pay on the gear S2 so far is that it will use NFC for the transactions. This is due to the wearable lacking MST, a tech that allows the watch to mimic card swipe actions. MST is a feature on Samsung smartphones that feature Samsung Pay.

The MST tech wouldn’t fit into a watch designed to be worn on the wrist. Samsung simply said that the Gear S2 owners would want to stay turned for more information in the future on Pay coming to the watch. No reason for the delay was offered.

SOURCE: Sammobile

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