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Tizen OS Update Now Available For Samsung Galaxy Gear

July  21, 2014

Owners of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear are now able to update their devices to the new Tizen-based Gear software used in the newest generation of Gear 2 devices. The update is completely optional to Galaxy Gear users. Available through Kies 3.0 software, the update will bring a number of advantages and new features to Galaxy Gear.

 

By updating the Galaxy Gear to Tizen OS, users will have access to more apps, about 140 apps worldwide available for Tizen OS - nearly twice what is currently available on the Galaxy Gear. The updated Galaxy Gear will also receive the robust music enhancements found on the Gear 2. Owners will be able to store music on the Galaxy Gear and play back directly from the Gear through Bluetooth headphones, without the need to have a Galaxy phone on hand. 

 

The Tizen OS software for Galaxy Gear also offers an improved interface, with more customization options for fonts, wallpapers, home screen icons and more. The Galaxy Gear’s fitness and health functionalities* are also improved by allowing the device to track workouts in real-time, including walking, running, cycling, and hiking. Users will also benefit from improved batterylife with the update. Once users update the wearable to join the growing community of Tizen owners, the Galaxy Gear cannot be reverted to the original Android-based system.

 

For more information, please visit:

http://www.samsung.com/us/geartizenupgrade

 

*This device, S Health, and related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease