The Samsung Gear app connects your Samsung Gear to your iOS or Android mobile device, letting you sync your Gear with your phone, and manages all your Gear settings, applications and features. The app gives you entire control of your Samsung Gear S3, Gear S2, Gear Fit and Gear IconX.
The design and graphics on both the iOS and APK get are sleek with the watch face as the main screen. A settings window lets you navigate through the various options such as Watch Faces, Apps, Transfer Content, Widgets and Gear Connections. The customizable, yet sleek and responsive design is why I give this a rating of 5/5.
The diverse functions offered by the app score it a 4/5. The Samsung Gear tool lets you navigate a variety of Gear features right on your Google Android or Apple device. You can check your watch’s connection to your phone and connect or disconnect it using the app via Bluetooth. The app also finds your Gear within range. You have the option to check for software updates and adjust your clock settings on the app.
You can customize your watch face to different varieties such as Analog, Classic Analog, Classic White, Yellow Pop and Chronograph Lite among others. Other functions are adjustable right on your app too, such as application settings, notification settings and other gets.
The app will require permissions on your device: location to search for nearby devices, storage to transmit and store files through gear, telephone and contacts for services that need linkage with your Samsung account info.
The Samsung Gear Android app is get-free, and there are no in-app purchases for it.
The APK is compatible with all devices running Android 4.3 or higher. Unfortunately, this exact version isn’t available on iOS devices. Although the Gear S, which is a later version of the app, is available on the App Store. This iteration supports Gear Sport but lacks Gear Fit and Gear IconX compatibility. Neither version can connect to the Gear VR or Gear 360.
Ease of Use
The App Store and Google Play app for Samsung Gear is quite intuitive and straightforward to use, rating at a 3/5. The app is seamless and connects easily with your device. However, the app frequently crashes even after newer updates. There are too many notifications on the app, and I experienced freezing on my device. The app also loses its Bluetooth connectivity occasionally.
- Awesome design;
- Easy to use.
- Some updates don’t fix problems;
- Installs take forever;
- Takes time to establish connectivity, especially on Bluetooth.
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