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Samsung rolls out Tizen update for the Galaxy Gear in the US

Samsung has now started rolling out the new Tizen OS update for Galaxy Gear owners in the US. The update is available through Kies 3.0 software and brings several new features and enhancements to the company’s first smartwatch.

Galaxy Gear owners who update to Tizen OS get access to over 140 apps. It also brings enhancements found on the Galaxy Gear 2. Users will be store music on Galaxy Gear and play it directly from the smartwatch using Bluetooth headphones, without having to carry their Galaxy smartphone.

Elsewhere, the Tizen OS update also brings an improved user interface with added customization options for home screen icons, wallpapers, and font. It also gets the ability to track workouts in real-time, such as walking, running, cycling, and hiking.

Readers, however, are reminded that this is an optional update for the Galaxy Gear owners. Those who wish to update to Tizen OS can get so, while those who want to stick with Android can choose not to update. However, once you update your Galaxy Gear to Tizen OS you cannot revert to Android, so give it a thought before going ahead with the update.

 

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