You don't need a Samsung phone to use Samsung pay on your watch. I have a blackberry keyone and once set up you don't use the phone for actually making payments.
I think it may be working that way with Gear S3 but is not working with Galaxy Watch along with non Samsung phone. Waiting for some update on this from Samsung. In my case i am using OnePlus5T phone.
That's slightly wrong, you can have a galaxy watch and use Samsung pay, you just downloaded the Samsung pay app onto any phone then register that way to your watch, I'm using a Moto G5s running Android once the card is registered the watch works independently of the phone for Samsung pay.
Now the issue I've got 3 cards, Lloyds, Yorkshire bank and tsb, I've tried today to registering each one of them and non are supported for Samsung pay 🤐 so I'm stuck with using my phone which uses android pay until one of my banks is supported, I've heard HSBC support Samsung pay but no good for me. Pete.
I have the same problem samsung pay doesn't support my bank which I might add is a big bank barclays. Asked samsung they said ask you bank, my bank says it has it's own app & never got the point. Why then does samsung not tell people this when buying the watch or phone that samsung pay only works with some Banks.
No there is no fix unless your bank is supported, here is a list of UK banks that support Samsung pay
- Cornercard UK
- Danske Bank
- First Direct
- John Lewis Finance
- M&S Bank
- Nationwide Building Society
- Starling Bank
- The Co-operative Bank