You can pair your Samsung Galaxy watch with any Android device, but not all devices are treated equally. Samsung strategically reserves some features for their own smartphones. So, exactly how much are you missing when you use a different Android phone? Let’s break it down.
Health is a huge part of the Galaxy Watch experience, and there are an array of features available to help you live a healthier life. And when paired with a Samsung smartphone, there are even more. With the Galaxy Watch 5 and 4, you can monitor electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure – allowing you to keep abreast of any concerns.
Do Not Disturb Syncing
When you’ve enabled your Do Not Disturb setting, naturally you don’t want your watch to keep pinging, do you? Luckily for Samsung smartphone users, your watch will automatically be silenced when DND is turned on.
Communication is key, and kind of a major part of having a smartphone. With a Samsung phone, you are able to use the Samsung Messages app and make and receive calls over Wi-Fi.
This next one is a goodie, but unfortunately only available for high-end Galaxy devices. You can use your watch as a nifty remote control for your camera, allowing you to take countless selfies hands-free.
So there you have it, all the features you can access when you’ve got a Samsung smartphone and a Galaxy Watch. These are great, but not exactly deal breakers. The Galaxy Watch works perfectly with non-Samsung phones, and either way, your Galaxy Watch will add value to your life.