Switch things into high gear

Nov 25, 2013

Want to get the most out of your Galaxy Gear? Following installation of maintenance release 4.3 for the Android operating system, Galaxy Gear will now be compatible with your Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini and the Galaxy Note 2. Check out our step-by-step instructions on how to connect your smartphone and update to the latest software.

TIZEN Upgrade


Update your Samsung Galaxy Gear to TIZEN OS and take advantage of all-new features!

Exercise
Sync with S Health and keep track of your activities in real time.

Sleep
Use the S Health function to track your sleep data as well. Check your total sleep times as well as your motionless sleep time.

Music Player
With 2.5 GB of storage for music, you can store up to 600 songs (MP3). Your Gear will also support MTP for easier media transfers.

Customizable Interface
Change backgrounds, fonts and the menu layout on your Gear with the personalized User Interface design.

Extended Battery Life
Improved battery life is another exciting feature of the TIZEN upgrade.

More Apps
Experience nearly twice the amount of 3rd party applications on the TIZEN OS.

How to Upgrade to TIZEN?


- You must download the update through Samsung “KIES”
- Plug your Gear into your PC to update through “KIES”
- Update is permanent. Once you have upgraded to TIZEN you can’t roll-back to the original OS.
- You will have to install the latest update of Gear Manager from Samsung Apps as well.
- Don’t forget to back-up your data to another storage device before updating.
- 3rd party applications cannot be restored after the update.

How do I connect Galaxy Gear to my smartphone?

Updating to Android Jellybean 4.3 for Galaxy S4
1) Tap "Menu Key" and then tap on "Settings".
2) Tap on "More".
3) Then tap on "About Device".
4) Then tap on "Software Update" please note, you should be connected to Wi-Fi during this process.
5) Please follow the steps and your device will then be updated to Android Jellybean 4.3

Updating to Android Jellybean 4.3 for Galaxy Note 2
1) Tap "Menu Key" and then tap on "Settings".
2) Select "About Device".
3) Then tap on "Software Update" please note, you should be connected to Wi-Fi during this process.
4) Please follow the steps and your device will then be updated to Android Jellybean 4.3

Connect with NFC
1 – Touch the back of the charging cradle to the back of your smartphone.

How do I connect Galaxy Gear to my smartphone?

2 – The Gear manager app will auto-install on the mobile and will connect to the Galaxy Gear via Bluetooth

Connect with NFC

Connect Manually
1 – Download and install the Gear Manager app from the Samsung Apps store.

Connect Manually

2 – Turn on Galaxy Gear and run the Gear Manager app at the same time.
3 – On your smartphone, select “Connect manually” and then “OK.”
4 – Select “Samsung Galaxy Gear” from the menu.
5 – Select “OK” on both Galaxy Gear and your smartphone.

Connect Manually

6 – Agree to the terms
7 – If a successful connection is made, the time syncs on both Galaxy Gear and your smartphone.

How do I update my Galaxy Gear software?

1 – Connect Galaxy Gear with your smartphone.
2 – Go to the Apps screen on your smartphone and select “Gear Manager.”
3 – Select “Galaxy Gear” from the menu.
4 – Select “Software update.”
5 – Agree to the terms.
6 – Your smartphone will connect to the server and automatically download the latest Galaxy Gear software.

How do I update my Gear Manager app?

1 – Go to the Apps screen on your smartphone and select “Gear Manager.”
2 – Your smartphone will automatically detect if an update is available.
3 – Follow the update instructions.

Want to get even more out of Galaxy Gear?

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