Galaxy Wearable (Samsung Gear)

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About this app

The Galaxy Wearable application connects your wearable devices to your mobile device. It also manages and monitors the wearable device features and applications you've installed through Galaxy Apps.

Use the Galaxy Wearable application to set up and manage the following features:
- Mobile device connection/disconnection
- Software updates
- Clock settings
- Application download and settings
- Find my Watch
- Notification type and settings, etc.

Install the Galaxy Wearable application on your mobile device, then pair your wearable devices via Bluetooth to enjoy all of its features.

※ Settings and features provided by the Galaxy Wearable application are only available when your wearable device is connected to your mobile device. Features will not work properly without a stable connection between your wearable device and your mobile device.

※ The Galaxy Wearable application does not support the Gear VR or Gear 360.

※ only for Galaxy Buds models, The Galaxy Wearable application can be used with tablets .

※ Supported devices vary depending on your region, operator, and device model.

※ Please allow the Galaxy Wearable application permissions in Android Settings so you can use all the functions in Android 6.0.
Settings > Apps > Galaxy Wearable > Permissions

※ Access permission information
The following access permissions are required to provide you with this service.

Basic features of the service can be used even if optional access permissions are not granted.

Depending on the wearable device you are connecting, the required access permissions may vary.

[Required access permissions]
- Location: To search for nearby connectable devices to connect to the Gear via Bluetooth (Android 11 or lower)
- Nearby devices: To search for nearby connectable devices to connect to the Gear via Bluetooth (Android 12 or higher)

[Optional access permissions]
* Optional permissions may be required depending on the wearable device you are connecting.
- Phone: To verify the unique identification information of devices for app updates and for installing plug-in apps
- Address book: To provide services that require account syncing by using the registered Samsung account information
- Calendar: To provide schedule syncing with the wearable device
- Call logs: To provide call log syncing with the wearable device
- SMS: To provide SMS syncing with the wearable device
Updated on
21 Feb 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

17L reviews
Manny Soetaert
6 April 2024
The app randomly disconnected from the Galaxy Watch6 and the only way to reconnect it is to reset the watch, which is dumb in itself. I begrudgingly proceed to do just that, and then the app manages to delete all the backups of the watch I had, so I'm having to restore everything manually (for someone who puts a lot of thought and effort personalizing, optimizing and tweaking their devices, that's a very big frustration). Backups are (supposed to be) managed by a separate app, which is dumb.
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James Brooks
9 April 2024
I share many of the same gripes as other users. The app keeps randomly opening up and interrupting what I'm doing on my phone. Then I go to the app and it freezes. My watch randomly disconnects, and the app is useless. I noticed the issues after 2024 rolled around and really thought by now this problem would be fixed, but here we are. I passed on other smart watches because I figured Samsung would be a safe bet for updates, usability, and longevity. Pretty disappointed.
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Ian Peck
18 March 2024
It was working fine for a while, but then I wanted to change an app on the device. I loaded up this app, and it froze with a black screen. I tried reinstalling the app, and tried connecting to the watch. No luck. App froze again. Now my watch isn't staying connected via Bluetooth, no notifications, and watch battery is DRAINING fast. Tried factory resetting watch, and now my watch will not connect until it can be setup with this app, which freezes, rendering my watch 100% useless. FIX THIS APP!
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What's new

- Fixed the error.