I currently own a Galaxy Note 7 which is running the stock ROM (from T-Mobile) and has not been rooted, yet.
The only major reason I have not rooted the device is that doing so will consequently block access to Samsung Pay, which is a sacrifice I am not willing to make. I understand why this restriction exists, but I still wish there was a way I could "have my cake and eat it too."
After looking at the teasers for the new Galaxy Gear 3, one of the things I noticed that piques my interest most is its support for Samsung Pay, but I am not entirely sure how it works.
A quick search seems to indicate that the Gear S2 model requires pairing with a Samsung phone to utilize it. However, with the Gear S3 now offering built-in LTE support, it can theoretically function fully with or without your phone on hand. In fact, this appears to be one of the new models major selling points.
So tl;dr: If I was to buy the Gear S3 and root my phone after, could I continue to utilize Samsung Pay on just the Gear itself without issues, or would this also block Samsung Pay from running on the Gear as well?