The original Samsung Galaxy Gear is due to run the Tizen OS soon, and an early build has been previewed running smoothly on the smartwatch. Tizen launched not long ago on the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo, duplicating much of the Galaxy Gear's functionality, but without the Android base. There's now a sleep mode for measuring your napping patterns, an exercise mode which similarly clocks your movement, and a stand-alone music player to access locally-stored tunes. A double-tap shortcut link can now bring up any app you want, not just the settings. The system font, wallpaper, and icon size are customizable now too.
There's no information when the Tizen update will roll to original Samsung Galaxy Gear owners, but at least this gives you an idea of what to expect. As is, you can also check out our comparison of the Gear 2 running Tizen and the Galaxy Gear with Tizen to see how the two experiences compare. How many of you are looking forward to this update? Is Tizen a better fit for wearables, or would you rather they stick to Android?
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