Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear smartwatch back in September. Its notification system wasn’t as good as customers might have hoped, the smartwatch wouldn’t show full notifications from apps that it supported which meant that users would have had to take out their device and check up on notifications the conventional way. This obviously eliminated one big reason of getting a smartwatch in the first place. Fortunately, Samsung has rolled out a new software update for the Gear as well as the Gear Manager app, the smartwatch is now capable of showing full content of a notification, including email and Hangouts messages previews.


The Gear Manager app lets users select which selected apps should push notifications to the smartwatch, each app can be enabled or disabled individually. The notification will include a button which when pressed will open it up on the device. A list of unread notifications from supported apps will also be displayed in a dedicated notification center on the Gear. This latest update will definitely be well received by Gear owners, who now have a much more refined notifications experience, and probably no longer a reason to contemplate returning the smartwatch, return rates are reportedly as high as 30 percent. Gear Manage update is available through the Samsung Apps store. [Images via Sammobile]

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