The shiny new Samsung Gear Fit 2 smartwatch or activity tracker has got your hands on you. You unboxed it, paid it, and drooled over the screen—pretty, it’s of course. What now? Of course, set it up and start exercising.
Depending on whether you choose a Samsung smartphone or an Android device manufactured by a competing vendor, the configuration process for the Gear Fit 2 can differ.
SETUP ON A ANDROID PHONE:
Gear Fit 2 works with any Android device running Android 4.4 and above. The first thing you need to do is install the Samsung Gear app from the Play Store.
Once the application is installed, follow the prompts to connect your phone and Fit 2 via Bluetooth. In the process, you will be asked to install a total of three apps along with the Samsung Gear app: S Health, Samsung Accessory Service, and the Gear Fit 2 plugin. You can install the application in advance to speed up the setup process.
These apps are required to be compatible with your device and work properly. Bouncing between the Play Store and the Gear app to complete the setup process is annoying, but we can’t do much about it.
Setup on a Samsung Smartphone:
The process of installing a Samsung product on a Samsung device is a little more streamlined than a competing Android phone. To get started, you need to open the Galaxy Apps app on your phone and install the Samsung Gear app if it is not already installed. Even if the Gear app is installed, there will be a pending update.
If the Gear app is installed or updated, launch it, and follow the prompts. Once achieved, you will need to install additional applications and services, but instead of manually installing each phone, the process will perform itself.
Further Set up:
Before completing the setup process, you should go through the list of apps installed on your phone and check the box next to each one where you want the gear app to push the alarm on your wrist. The thing to look out for is the lack of a Gear app to automatically activate the default SMS app on your device; Find it in the list and check its box.
Now you have Fit2 and your phone talking to each other and playing well, take another and update the apps currently installed on Gear.