Nov 15 AT 3:22 PM Dima Aryeh 13 Comments

Samsung updates Galaxy Gear to display any and all notifications

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Galaxy Gear

Samsung has made the Galaxy Gear smartwatch very proprietary, especially considering that it doesn’t work with anything but Samsung devices. But it also didn’t show Gmail notifications, forcing you to use the original Samsung email app. Many other apps would simply show up on the Gear saying there was a notification, nothing more.

Now with the latest update to the Galaxy Gear, all notifications can now be displayed on the smartwatch display. Using the Gear manager app on your phone, you can select what apps can and cannot display notifications. This can include anything from Gmail to Twitter. This is excellent news for those who own the device and could encourage others to purchase it (the AT&T Galaxy S4 is receiving its 4.3 update with compatibility built in, so there is incentive).

This is definitely a large improvement to the device and opens up more uses for it. We hope that the Gear continues getting better and better as time goes on! Does this make you more inclined to buy one? It sure does for me.

Source: SamMobile

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Slith

    Will consider it if and when my Verizon Note II gets updated.

    • stafford

      my classmate’s mother makes $63 hourly on the computer. She has been fired from work for five months but last month her payment was $17061 just working on the computer for a few hours. additional resources…….

  • Terrance

    The update put my watch back to new..Deleting my side loaded apps and rooted apps. Many of the notifications are just telling me to see on my note 3. Not much benefit here.

    • Lazaro

      That’s because you need to update the watch firmware as well to MK7 which isn’t being pushed in the US over the air. If you’d like to take advantage of the new full notifications you’ll have to update BOTH the watch and the
      gear manager app. I’m using the UK version of MK7.

  • Tersha Avent

    Can’t get mines to update

    • Terrance

      Mine updated at the software for the gear not the watch itself. When I opened gear software it asked to update.

  • Drake

    With this update the Galaxy Gear has become much more useful than it was previously. Users are more likely to purchase as it accomplishes many more tasks that it had previously. For more information you can check out my site

  • deborahalvarad

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  • Levi

    I have one….love it

  • lrdanubis

    I found a 4.3 load from EU and put it on my Aus note2. Yesterday I went and picked up my gear based on the new update.

    No longer need to have my phone on me at all times, just in same building. Can even answer and make calls from my gear. Now I get all my email, twitter, tripit etc notification at a glance. Love it

  • Brahman

    just updated and lovin it!!

  • Gary Porterfiel

    Unable to change from Celsius.
    how do I get current updates on my Samsung gear?

    Also my gallery want pull up.