Configure or Sync Your Galaxy Gear to Samsung Galaxy S5

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Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S5, and you've also purchased a Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit? If you are new to Samsung Galaxy, and/or Galaxy Gear, you should know this product is not only handy, but extremely intuitive. Galaxy Gear is a smart watch, whose function is not just about displaying the time and date from your phone, is useful in many other areas. You can track your daily fitness workouts, make hands-free calls, cause other smart devices to beep or vibrate (helping you find them if they've been misplaced, preview incoming messages, and much more. Follow these steps to sync or configure the Galaxy Gear to your phone.

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Technical Specifications

  • 1.84" Curved Super AMOLED Touchscreen Display
  • IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor
  • Typical usage : 3-4 days, Low usage : Up to 5 days
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
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Instructions

  1. 1
    Power up.
    Get your Galaxy S5 phone and the Gear Fit, simply turn it on. The power button is on the side - just press and hold it. You will see there a Samsung Logo and the Galaxy Gear Fit icon.
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  2. 2
    Download.
    To be able to sync the two devices, you'll need to download the "Galaxy Fit Manager to your phone. This "Galaxy Fit Manager" can be downloaded from your Samsung Apps but you must use your "Galaxy Essentials" to go directly to the application to download it to your phone.
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  3. 3
    Samsung Gear Fit Manager.
    Find the "Samsung Gear Fit Manager" on the list and tap it. This is a free application you can download for your phone
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  4. 4
    Install.
    After you download the application, you need to install it on your phone. Go to the list of applications, or tap the "Open" on your screen where you downloaded the app, as it will automatically scan for nearby devices. Once your gear is included on the list of apps, tap it.
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  5. 5
    Identifier.
    Once you tap the Galaxy Fit identifier on phone screen, you'll see a pop-up message on your phone screen to confirm the passkey. Tap "OK" on your phone, then on your Galaxy Gear Fit. Tap the orange checkmark to proceed.
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  6. 6
    Update.
    Your phone will ask you to download the latest version of the software to your phone. Simply tap "Install" on your phone. It will automatically download and install the latest firmware on your phone.
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  7. 7
    Be patient.
    Don't perform any tasks on your phone at this time. Your phone is processing. You will see also an icon on your Gear that looks like a your Galaxy Gear while your phone and Galaxy gear are talking to each other in order to transfer the latest firmware.
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  8. 8
    Success.
    After the firmware update, your device will boot up and you should be able to see the time and date on your newly synced Gear. Congratulations! Your Gear is now ready for you to use and play with.
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Compatibility

Not every Samsung Galaxy phone supports this device. You need to know that before purchasing a Galaxy Gear. This is due to the minimal requirements for the Smartwatch to be synced and work with certain devices. At the writing of this article, there are only 17 devices that support the Gear. Below is a list of devices that work with the Galaxy Gear Fit:

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  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note3 Neo
  • Samsung Galaxy Note2
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
  • Samsung Galaxy NotePRO (12.2)
  • Samsung Galaxy TabPRO (12.2/10.1/8.4)

Tips and Tricks

  1. 1
    To bring up Battery level, Bluetooth Status, Volume control and Brightness - double tap any part of the screen with your two fingers.
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  2. 2
    To change your "Preferred Arm" (the one you usually wear your Gear Fit on).
    Go to "Settings" and tap on "Select Sound" then the "Preferred Arm".
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  3. 3
    Setting up pattern on your "SmartWatch".
    To set security to protect your gear's settings and contents, go to "Settings" then select the Privacy Lock and create your security from there.
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Questions and Answers

I just purchased a Samsung Gear Fit and cannot get it to sync. Any suggestions?

I'm pairing it with a Galaxy S4 and downloaded the Gear Fit Manager app as instructed. The Bluetooth will recognize the Gear Fit but cannot complete the sync.

Restart your Samsung Galaxy S4 and your Samsung Gear Fit. Then, try reconnecting them. If that doesn't work, reinstall the Gear Fit Manager application on your phone. If the sync still fails to complete, you will need to take your Gear Fit back, and replace it, as the problem is probably with the device itself.

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Where do I find the fitness manager on my Note2 in Galaxy apps?

Unable to find fitness manager on my Note2 in Galaxy apps.

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Trying to sync my Gmail into my Samsung S Gear Watch.

When I first installed my Samsung s Gear, it asked me what application I wanted to sync with. One of them was my Gmail. For some reason it didn't sync and there was some other application I accidentally chose that I cannot see on my watch.

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Installed Gear Fit Manager. My S5 still doesn't "see" Gear Fit.

Have S5. Just bought Gear Fit. Can't sync them

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Why did my Samsung Galaxy S5 say it was not compatible to download the Gear Fit?

I got the Gear Fit and it's telling me to download the Gear Fit Manager to my Samsung device. I tried to pair the two devices but my phone won't download the Gear Fit Manager. It says no download content, or that my device is incompatible.

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I updated the app S-Health and now my Gear Fit doesn't synchronize with my smartphone anymore. Is it connected?

The Gear Fit does connect, but the pedometer stays at 0 steps, although the Gear Fit says 13,996 steps. It doesn't synchronize the results of trainings and sleep and so on. Earlier, before the update, it worked perfect.

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I downloaded the Gear S App.

I downloaded the Gear S App and when I try to connect my phone to the watch it does not work

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I don't know which app to install, there's so many?

Which app do I install need help, hurry

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I have paired my phone and Gear Fit via Bluetooth on my phone.

I have paired my phone and Gear Fit via Bluetooth on my phone but when I try to pair the 2 devices using the Gear Fit app, it says "failed to connect."

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I've downloaded Gear Fit Manager, but it keeps telling me I have the wrong password?

How do I get the correct password or key? I have tried: I tap the Gear Fit Manager and it scans available devices. It shows my Gear Fit but still won't sync.

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Bluetooth turns off after coming on a few seconds later, keeps doing it every time. Have to reconnect the gear manager on the phone to turn Bluetooth on the Gear fit. However when I use a Bluetooth earpiece it stays on all the time. Cannot stay on by itself?

Bluetooth turns off a few seconds after coming on. It keeps doing this every time. Have to reconnect the gear manager on the phone to turn Bluetooth on the Gear fit. However, when I use a Bluetooth earpiece, it stays on all the time. Cannot stay on by itself.

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