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Samsung ‘Gear’ app rebranded as ‘Galaxy Wearable’; Android 9 Pie compatibility issues fixed

Samsung is well and truly ditch the 'Gear' brand for its wearables.

  • Published: August 16, 2018 5:27 PM IST
Samsung Galaxy Watch Lead

Samsung has issued an update for its ‘Gear’ companion app, which is used to pair and manage the company’s Gear line-up of smartwatches and fitness trackers, as well as the IconX wireless earbuds.

The update brings a new name for the app – Galaxy Wearable. The change has obviously been done to bring the app in line with the brand-new Galaxy Watch, which was recently launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9 at the company’s ‘Unpacked 2018’ event in New York.

In addition to the rebrand, the new update adds Android Pie compatibility to the app. Recently, some users had reported on Reddit that they were no longer able to sync their wearable(s) with the app after the Android 9 Pie update. With this update, that is no longer the issue.

The overall design of Samsung’s newest Galaxy Watch is still a bit identical to the Gear S3, but it does come with some new enhancements. For starters, the watch now comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm.

Other improvements include a tougher Corning Gorilla DX+ to protect the display. Speaking of which, the 42mm variant sports a 1.2-inch screen, while the 46mm sports a 1.3-inch screen. Both are circular Super AMOLED displays with 360×360 pixels resolution. Under the hood is an Exynos 9110 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.15GHz.

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There are two variants to choose from. Only one features Wi-Fi connectivity, while the second has both Wi-Fi and LTE. Samsung says this time you can use the LTE smartwatch independently, without having to keep it connected to a smartphone. The LTE variant features 4GB internal storage, and 1.5GB of RAM, while the Wi-Fi only variant comes with 4GB internal memory and 768MB of RAM.

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  • Published Date: August 16, 2018 5:27 PM IST