Galaxy Gear Software Update Released, Full Notification Support Added

Samsung rolled out a new software update for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch this week that fixes some of the issues users were having.

The device now has full notification support for any Android app which includes social networks, weather apps, email apps among others. In order to have this ability users must update the software to the latest build which is V700XXUAMJ.

The Galaxy Gear launched in an unfinished manner as users encountered various problems with it including the fact that it was only compatible with the Note 3 at first. It was also hindered by limited apps and a faulty notification system that has finally been corrected with the new update. Samsung hopes to resolve these issues before consumers completely count out this device from working efficiently. Future software updates should include more fixes for other issues.

The Galaxy Gear was unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 3 earlier this year and is only compatible with handsets running Android 4.3 and higher.

The device improves the smartphone experience by becoming a control panel for various tasks. For example, when the phone is being called the actual screen will appear on the watch, allowing users to either take or ignore the call without having to grab their phone out of their pocket.

It also features Smart Relay that opens up a corresponding app automatically when it sends a notification to the watch.

The Galaxy Gear connects to a smartphone and has the ability to track it down if it has been misplaced or lost. The Find My Device feature allows users to remotely activate sounds and vibrations to make it easier for them to locate their smartphone. It also works vice versa as the connected phone could be used to find the watch.