Samsung Gear S2 gains Samsung Pay love, sort of

Even though mobile payments still don’t reach the adoption levels that OEMs would like, Samsung continues to offer the most robust solution. We’re not saying that Samsung Pay is better, but we have to give props to the company for allowing you to use the service in almost any terminal imaginable, while competitors force the user to find NFC-capable terminals. Samsung has decided to take its Pay service to a whole new level, but with some restrictions.

Samsung Pay has just reached a broader beta for the Samsung Gear S2. It was available as a closed beta a few months ago, but now it seems that that anyone can join. It gives users the advantage to simply press and hold the back button in order to enable Samsung Pay, but there’s a catch. Sadly the Samsung Gear S2 is not MST capable, meaning you’ll be forced to use an NFC terminal for it to work.

We can’t say if this is a good or bad idea given how little Apple Watch users use Apple Pay, but there’s nothing wrong with a little extra capabilities on your watch.

Source: Samsung
Via: Android Police

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