Samsung Galaxy Gear now lets you view Gmail, tweets and more

Samsung Galaxy Gear now lets you view Gmail, tweets and more
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, you should be receiving soon (if it didn't already arrive) a useful update for your smartwatch. The update will allow owners of the timepiece to receive notifications of new Gmail messages, tweets and more. You will be able to read Facebook messages, tweets, Hangout messages and Gmail up to a certain length. If you want to read the entire message, you will have to go to the phone.

The update also includes Smart Relay improvements, which makes it easier to jump from your watch to your phone. Also updated is the lift and pause gesture that activates the clock. And while it is great to read partial emails and tweets from your wrist, there are still some things that need to be worked out. When three Gmails arrived at the same time, the watch merged the three notifications into one.

Despite a few bugs, Galaxy Gear owners should be happy to have these new capabilities for their smartwatch. After all, checking out messages from your social networks was probably one of the features that you hoped the device came with out of the box. Sadly, it didn't. But thanks to today's update, now it does.


source: Pocketlint

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12 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 224; Member since: May 03, 2011

better and better day by day

2. Sauce unregistered

Waiting for a smart watch from Nokia or Apple that is dramatically improved and doesn't feel like I have a refrigerator strapped on my wrist (can only imagine how my girlfriend would feel if I bought her one).

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't understand this posting or your statement. First the last update that happen a few weeks ago already allow me to choose which apps notification gets display on the watch. Your statement about a refrigerator strapped on wrist does not show any maturity on your part. I have G-shock watch that bigger and more manly than the gear. Its more expensive too. 'Empty vessel make the most noise' that sum up the hater that don't own the gadget but are still blinded by their hate.

4. Sauce unregistered

Why are you so butt hurt over my opinion lol? Almost everyone I know that I have spoken to about this thinks the same thing. Its too big and bulky. Also, G Shocks are silly, and they don't try and radiate a feeling of "class" off the product. The Gear looks great, and I believe it looks classy (unlike a G Shock that looks like I could get one out of a 25¢ machine), but it is too bulky, in my opinion, and many others. Half of your gibberish you were babbling is nonsense and irrelevant.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Your comment are based on opinions and hate because you don't own a gear. Its like i making nasty comments on your dog, its none of my business because its not my dog. Would you like that?

8. Sauce unregistered

I don't own one because I returned it after a purchase. Nice try though. Anyyyyywaaayyy.... Merry Christmas :)

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If you return it than you still don't own one. Besides there are 4 gear software updates. Each update change the feature sets of the watch. I am happy with gear especially with their universal notification update and their watch styler that allow me to have custom watch face Sauce you don't have to like everything but please don't put people down. Merry Christmas to you as well.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Stop the hate! Don't be consumed by it.

11. utard

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

bahaha what a fukin retard everybody sees you're shilling

5. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This update is month ago... OMG!

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Wow!!! the Galaxy Garbage, I mean gear, receiving updates. Sorry, sometimes I forget the "G" is for gear. Now this, perform a couple bicep curls with you gear.

12. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

you forgot re in your name and started with u instead

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