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The Galaxy Wearable (Samsung Gear) app allows you to connect your wearable device like a watch or headphones to your mobile device. It’s a must-have utility to control the features of the wearable device and applications installed with Galaxy Apps.

Interface 5/5

Samsung followed its simple and sophisticated design tradition and created the Galaxy Wearable app to be an irreplaceable assistant and eye pleaser.

The app previously was known as Samsung Gear and after the company launched Galaxy Watch, the app was renamed and upgraded with more features.

To use the Galaxy Wearable, you have to enable your location info, access to smartphone storage, phone and contacts. Once you activated and connected it to your Samsung wearable device, you can “start the journey”.

Features 5/5

Using the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile, you can manage and monitor your Samsung device features and settings, get software updates, control notifications and even find your Gear if it's lost.

With the Galaxy Wearable, you’re able to configure and control such features as battery charge, storage, and RAM available.moreover, you can customize the auto update function so the app will download and install new software version onto your device.

In the Settings tab, you can manage the notifications you get on your Gear, installed widgets, sound and vibration levels. There’s the Advanced section, in which you can customize gestures used to control the device or set up the Do-Not-Disturb mode. Don’t forget to explore Find My Watch section to find out what to do in case your Gear is lost.

Another feature that was added when the app was upgraded at the beginning of the year 2019 is Watch Faces. Watch Faces is a gallery of possible looks for your Galaxy watch. Many users found it useful because before they had to search for extra apps to change the look of their watches Choose the one from numerous faces collection to make your Gear look unique and stylish.

Usability 5/5

The Galaxy Wearable is used by those who appreciate the functionality and simple design. Once you get used to the app, it will become your personal assistant in controlling the Bluetooth connected Gear.

Compatibility 3/5

Currently, this app can be used for Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear S2, Gear Fit2, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX. Unfortunately, Galaxy Wearable is not supported on Gear VR and Gear 360. Galaxy Wearable also can’t be installed on tablets. Moreover, the compatible devices may vary depending on the region, mobile network operator and brand of the device.

Speaking of platforms, the app can be used only for Android devices, so if you have an iPhone and Galaxy Watch, you can’t control the Samsung device from your smartphone.

Summary

The Galaxy Wearable is a must-have for Galaxy and Gear users. It provides all the needed features to manage and control the wireless-connected device. Just install the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device, pair it with your wearable device Bluetooth and enjoy all the features it offers.

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Interface
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Features
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Usability
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Compatibility
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