Samsung Galaxy Gear
A woman wears a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch while using a Galaxy Note 3 following a launch event in New York's Times SquareReuters

Smartphone leader Samsung has pushed a new update to the Gear Manager application that enables all notifications from the connected smartphone to appear on the smartwatch screen.

Initially, Galaxy Gear was panned by critics for its limited use and for its compatible issues as the smartwatch can be synced only with a few Samsung devices. Now, with the new update to the 'Gear Manager', Samsung smartwatch owners can directly receive message from any social network apps such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and even Gmail on their smart wristwatch, They will also be able to select the app of their choice to get notifications on their watch.

The new software [15.87MB] is available at the Samsung Apps store. The firmware works its magic only if the user has installed the previous update (build number: V700XXUAMK7), which was released a few weeks ago, reported SamMobile.

Key features of the update to the Samsung Galaxy Gear Manager:

  • App and notification management
  • Change clock face
  • Find my device
  • Smart relay
  • Auto lock

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Gear:


Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)


1.3-inch Super AMOLED touch screen with 320x320p resolutions

Key Apps

Safety assistance: In case of emergency, the user has to press the power button three times continuously and the smartwatch will automatically send the user's location data to a pre-designated set of people through SMS. The Evernote watch app allows the user to capture images and set it as a remainder; the e-Bay app complete all transactions in real time; MyFitness Pal app tracks the user's nutrition and exercise routines.


800 MHz processor




4GB internal memory


1.9-megapixel camera with BSI Sensor with auto-focus and sound and shot feature. HD 720p video recording feature

Compatible  Handsets

Galaxy Note 3 ,Galaxy Note 10.1 [2014 Edition], after Android v4.3 Jelly Bean Update : Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3  


Li-Ion battery with 315 mAh


Bluetooth v4.0 with BLE,  2 x microphones and 1 x speaker


Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.


56.11 x 36.8 x 11.1 mm


73.8 g