Nov 28 AT 4:19 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 not working when paired with Pixel

Samsung Gear S3 official

Samsung Pay is a mobile payment service much like Android Pay (though with no need for an NFC terminal, which is a big plus) that’s restricted to Samsung devices. However, one way of getting Samsung Pay without a Samsung phone was to pick up the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch.

The watch has Samsung Pay support built-in when paired with any device. That is, unless it’s a Google Pixel. For some reason, the payment service won’t work when the watch is paired with a Pixel, even though it works with other non-Samsung devices like the LG V20.

If you’re planning to pick up a Gear S3 specifically for paying for things with your wrist and you own a Pixel, you might want to wait until the issue is fixed (although Samsung claims Pay isn’t compatible with Pixel devices, so it may never be officially fixed).

Source: Neowin

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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