I’ve bought into the idea of smart watches, but only if they act as meaningful improvements to our lives and the way we interact with technology. That said, I’ve long considered the Samsung Galaxy Gear a bit of a failure in that regard, with it having incredibly limited functionality and overall not doing too terribly much to improve the living experience for anyone. Samsung’s trying to make amends today, however, with a new software update to the Samsung Galaxy Gear’s Gear Manager App that rights one very big wrong – the Galaxy Gear’s limited notification support.
Now, if you’ve got yourself one of those fancy Samsung Galaxy Note III or Galaxy S4 handsets (other smartphones still need not apply), the Galaxy Gear will gladly notify you of any and all of the notifications you get on your device – and you can even open them straight from your watch. This goes a long way to alleviate at least one of the biggest concerns many people have had with Samsung’s take on the smart watch, and we’re hopeful that there are more big improvements yet to come.