Samsung Galaxy Gear to receive Tizen update

Samsung Galaxy Gear

When Samsung announced the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, owners of the original Galaxy Gear became concerned that their Android powered wearable will no longer receive updates. However it seems that Samsung plans to convert the original Galaxy Gear into a Tizen powered device sometime soon.

While No timeframe has been discussed, but the update will also carry some new features for the watch. For example, Sleep mode will track your sleeping habits, while Exercise mode monitors your workouts on a real-time basis. There will be a stand alone music player coming to the watch with the update, along with a feature that enables the owner to customize the double tap command that previously brought up Quick Controls. The latter has been carved out as a separate app.

After the update, Galaxy Gear users will be able to select the size of the font and choose from customizable wallpaper. In fact, all of the features on the Gear 2, except for the WatchON and the Heart Rate monitor, will be available to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Gear following the update.

An recent test version of the ROM can be viewed, by clicking on the video below.

source - SamMobile | GSMArena

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