Some of you might be aware that Samsung launched a new smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note 9. The company has decided to make its wearable devices a part of the Galaxy brand. Therefore, the Gear S3’s successor isn’t called the Gear S4, it’s called the Galaxy Watch instead. To that end, Samsung has also updated the Gear companion app for its smartwatches and renamed it to Galaxy Wearable.
The updated app is no longer called Samsung Gear, the company is now calling it Galaxy Wearable instead. It’s available as a free download from the Google Play Store.
The app comes with support for Android 9 Pie which is now rolling out. All handsets running Android Pie will work with this app and enable users to connect to their compatible Samsung wearable devices which will obviously include the Galaxy Watch in addition to the Gear S3 and Gear S3, Gear Fit 2, Gear Fit 2 Pro, and the Gear IconX.
A bug that prevented these devices from connected to the app on smartphones running on the developer previews of Android 9 Pie has also been quashed with this update. They had to endure a few more days with the bug even after the public release of the software update. After this app update, that bug will no longer be a problem.
The Galaxy Watch is going to be released on August 24th alongside the Galaxy Note 9.