How to connect to a Gear Watch to a Mobile device

Last modified : Sep 18. 2018
Galaxy Wearable

You can use your Galaxy Watch or Gear wearable without a mobile device. However, some functions will not be available without connecting to a mobile device. The minimum requirements for Android devices is to run Android 4.4 and above and have a minumum of 1.5 GB RAM. To run the Samsung Galaxy Watch app on an iOS device, the device will need to run iOS 9.0 or higher.

 

To connect the Galaxy Wearable to a mobile device, install the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app. Depending on the mobile device, you can download the Samsung Gear app from the following places:  

 

  • Samsung devices – Galaxy Apps
  • Other Android devices -  Google Play Store
  • iOS devices - Samsung Galaxy Watch from the App Store  

 

Follow the below steps to connect the wearable to a mobile device:  

1 Turn on your Galaxy Watch or Gear device and Open the Galaxy Wearable app
Open the Galaxy Wearable App
2 Select Start the Journey to begin
Select start the journey to start
3 There are four permissions you need to Allow to use the app
Allow all permissions
4 Select your device or choose Mine's not here at the bottom to scan for available bluetooth signals
Select your device
5 Select the device you want to pair
Tap the Device to begin pairing
6 Select OK if the 6 digit passkey is the same on both the app and your watch screen
Select OK when the passkey matches the digits on the watch
7 Allow the two permissions to let the watch show SMS messages and calendar events
Allow the permissions to let the watch show SMS messages
8 Select the circles to agree to the terms and conditions to continue
Agree to the terms and conditions to continue
9 Select what apps you want to see notifications for on the watch and then select Next > to finish
Select the notifications you want to see on the watch

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