Install Galaxy Gear Manager on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear is an awesome gadget. This article will discuss how to install Galaxy Gear application on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.


Manually install Galaxy Gear Manager on your Note3

For some reasons, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Manager app is not available on the Play Store. If you want to manually download the Gear Manager app, you need to download and install the application from Samsung Apps.

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    Go to your Note3's home screen by pressing on the "Home" key once or by tapping on the "Back" button a few times until you are taken to the "Home" menu.
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    From the home menu, tap on the "Apps" icon located on the lower-right part of your touchscreen.
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    From the Apps list, look for "Samsung Apps".
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    Tap on the icon for Samsung Apps to open the application.
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    With the Samsung Apps open, tap on the "Search" button on the upper-right part of the screen.
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    Enter the following keywords: "Gear Manager".
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    A list of results will show. Tap on the first result.
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    You will now be taken to the Gear Manager page. Tap on Free to start downloading the application.
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    You will be shown the permissions needed for the application to work. Tap on Accept and download if you agree to them.
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    Wait for the application to completely download and it should automatically install.
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    You have successfully manually installed Galaxy Gear on your Galaxy Note3.
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Automatically go to the Galaxy Gear download page using NFC

The following procedures will allow you to automatically go to the page in Play Store where you can download and install the Galaxy Gear application.

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    You need to enable the NFC feature of your Note3. To do this, go to the home screen by pressing the ""Home key once or pressing the "Back" button a few times.
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    Tap on the "Menu" button (lower-left soft key) and choose "Settings"
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    You will now be taken to the settings menu, go to the "Connect and Share" section and tap on "NFC".
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    You will be taken to the NFC page, and by default the switch on the upper-right part of the screen is turned OFF; tap on it to turn it ON.
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    Get the charging cradle of your Galaxy Note3 and turn it around, then touch the back of Galaxy Note3 with the back of the cradle.
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    Galaxy Note3 will automatically bring you to the download page for Galaxy Gear Manager. Tap on Install to begin downloading and installing the application to your device.
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    You have successfully installed Galaxy Gear on your Galaxy Note3.
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  • Tips and Tricks Of Your Samsung Galaxy Gear

    This is a very short know about your Samsung Galaxy gear. The Samsung Galaxy gear is also referred as Galaxy Gear Smart Watch which a lot of press laid their eyes to it. Here are some interesting facts that you could learn about the device that you are currently using or you will be using in the future if you do not have one yet.

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    Charge the Galaxy Gear 3 to 3 days

    If you are using the Galaxy gear time to time, like for calling, a quick reply to text messages that you received and even take some pictures. Basically, the Galaxy gear's battery will drain fast. It is best that you set a calendar or schedule from your calendar to get notifications to charge it. If you did not charge the Galaxy Gear, then the device will keep on restarting it self and you might find the very annoying.

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    Turn off the sound

    This tip is to have the Galaxy gear last long and to avoid being interrupted by it's sounds whenever you are in the middle of important task or even in a business conference. Since the Gear is connected to the phone via Bluetooth and whenever you are making changes, it will not automatically be applied on your gear. It is best that you press and hold the right button to take the sound off. That way, you can make sure that the sound is off

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    Security and privacy of the Galaxy Gear

    Did you know that you Galaxy gear is a good device that can help you in terms of emergency or for surveillance. The device can be used to track you in case that you get kidnapped and to any dangerous situations. It is best that you explorer the capability of the device to help you. Also, do not use the Galaxy gear to cheat in a casino or to some places that prohibits you to take some pictures by law or else, you will find yourself in jail.

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    Do not take pictures from your Gear often

    The Samsung Galaxy Gear does not take good quality pictures. In order for you to save the battery and to make your gear last long for hours and hours, it is best that you use your phone to take pictures and videos. Use the Galaxy gear in terms of emergency situation and quick reply to text or call.

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    Questions and Answers

    I do not have the Samsung apps icon,where I can find it?

    I want to know where is the Samsung apps icon

    The Samsung apps icon looks like a bunch of small white squares in a grid pattern (4x4). It us labeled "Apps" and on my phone appears in the bottom "home" row that appears when you press your home button. I is the bottom left most button by default. You may have moved the icon. If you can't find the Apps button anywhere you can get to the same screen by touching the "Settings" button just to the left of your home button. It is invisible on my phone so if your phone is like mine you just have to press to the left of your home button in faith. A slide menu should slide up the page. Select the option ""+ Add apps and widgets". This will bring you the a set of screens that show you all the apps and widgets installed on the phone.

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    The Samsung App Icon will be located in your application menu, the app will be in a pinkish orange color in your application menu. The icon will not appear on your home screen depending on how you set up your device, but will be located in the application menu on your device.

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    How can I get my Gear Fit to sync with my Note3?

    Until 10 days ago the two of them worked fine together. My Gear fit connected to my phone and I could sync data etc. Occasionally it would tell me it had disconnected and it would immediately reconnect and be fine. Last week it disconnected, then reconnected, then disconnected and so that cycle went on about 20 times. I rebooted both devices and now my phone won't recognize the Gear fit. I deleted the Gear Fit Manager software and then had trouble finding it again on play store. I could only find a paid version (the previous was free) that provides options to get backward compatible versions - it doesn't work and the most current software (which I got through the app) also still doesn't work and doesn't recognize the gear fit. Are you aware of any recent updates to either Gear Fit Manager, Note3 OS or the Samsung S Health app that might cause this to occur?

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    Did you delete the cache from Gear Fit? If not then put your phone into Recovery and choose Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache. This will delete cached "confusion" interference between the phone and app. Also when getting a Samsung app, go to your Samsung Store app instead of Google Play or click Gearfit from your Samsung device.

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    Looking for a way to change the text replied on my Note3. Gear manager was what Google recommends to do this?

    See above Gear manager was what Google recommends to do this.

    Yes, Gear Manager does allow you to edit text messages. Go into the Settings of the app and click on Notifications. Then choose Manage Text Templates. When you hit the + at the top, you can edit your text replies.

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    I want to load an app onto my Gear from my Note3. the app is Swing my Swing. a GPS golf rangefinder?

    How to load any app from Note3 to gear?

    Install it onto your Gear from the Samsung App Store. You can see how to pair it with your Note3 in this Youtube Tutorial. If you do not see the app in the Samsung Store under Gear apps then update the Samsung store.

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    I just purchased a Samsung Gear watch, I also have a Note4, tried to set them up, but the code does not go?

    Samsung Gear watch & Note4, cannot get them to click, Bluetooth & NFC application are ON.

    Follow the suggestions in the above answers on this page. If still you are having connection problems install Bluetooth Auto Connect and try again. If your phone is running Lollipop 5.1 or higher, update the Gear Manager app and see if there is an update for the Gear watch. If there is not, update the Samsung App store on your watch.

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    Can the Gear work on a phone that isn't a Galaxy but that uses Android (Sony Xperia C)?

    I'm trying to use the Gear on another phone, please help

    Galaxy Gear compatibility is even limited within Galaxy devices. For example, here is the compatibility list with the smartphones bought within the U.S..

    Other Android devices might have had temporary luck connecting with Galaxy Gear, but it is not guaranteed that the loophole will work for Xperia C.

    There is another method that involves installing this application and this one. To install these, you might need to go to "Apps" > "Settings" > "Applications" and enable "Unknown resources". After you install the two programs, Gear Fit Manager will appear on your phone. Launch it. You can try pairing your devices now via Bluetooth now.

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    The connection fails because the installation after accepting the terms etc, tells me that blocking REVIVAL IN GEAR IS ON. It is disconnecting YOUR GEAR

    The connection fails because the installation after accepting the terms etc, tells me that blocking REVIVAL IN GEAR IS ON. It is disconnecting YOUR GEAR

    Reset your Gear Fit under the Settings on the watch. This will erase data but will also reset everything. During the process, from your phone, put the phone into Recovery and Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache. If you installed Gear Manager from the Google Play Store, install again from your Samsung App Store.

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    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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