Samsung has been making wearables for the higher a part of ceaselessly, however like all firms that generate profits off {hardware} gross sales, it might probably solely provide help for therefore lengthy. Now it seems like Samsung could also be ending help on upcoming 2021 smartphones for some older Gear wearables  — together with the Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear S.

A notification showing in Samsung’s Members app states that 5 Gear watches is not going to be suitable with Samsung telephones launched in 2021 and after. The Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Gear 2, and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo are among the many affected gadgets, in addition to the Gear S and Gear Match.

Customers with these wearables ought to have the ability to proceed utilizing them along with present Samsung telephones, however if you wish to change to the S21 lineup or one other new Samsung telephone launched in 2021, you could have to improve extra than simply your telephone with the intention to have a fully-functioning smartwatch in your wrist.

Drawing the road reducing older gadgets off from telephones launched in 2021 feels somewhat arbitrary when the Galaxy Wearable app required for the watches can presumably be up to date and nonetheless work as standard on newer telephones. There may be some kind of technical rationalization for Samsung’s resolution right here — or it would simply be somewhat additional encouragement to select up a brand-new watch this vacation season.