Samsung is officially taking the Galaxy out of the original Galaxy Gear. Starting today,
Galaxy Gear owners can jump onto Samsung’s updating software Kies and ditch Android on their wearable for the noticeably improved Tizen OS.
This shouldn’t come as much of a shock, because we’ve known an update like this was in the works for some time now. Still, it’s interesting to see Samsung completely scrap the OS on their first smartwatch in order to improve performance, increase battery life, add enhanced voice commands and more. It’s worth noting that if you do update, you will lose everything on your Gear. Other than that, and most likely losing the ability to install the numerous hacks that have surfaced for the Gear since its release, there’s nothing to lose with this update.
As mentioned above, you can grab the update from Kies now. Whether or not this will land as an OTA update through the Gear manager app remains to be seen. If you have an original Gear and install the update, be sure to share your experience below.