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Alexa Gear brings Amazon Alexa to Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3

It is difficult to beat Amazon’s Alexa when it comes to voice assistants. However, just because the digital helper does not live intrinsically on your Samsung Galaxy Watch, does not necessarily mean you cannot install it.

The Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active already have its own voice assistant, Bixby, but many do not like it. The Bixby is an assistant which almost everyone ignores. Smartwatches and digital assistants go hand in hand. Samsung may not want you to use the Bixby adversary on the Galaxy Watch, but you can. Moreover, it is all thanks to the brilliance of third-party developers.

How to Download Alexa Gear into your Galaxy watch?

The app required is ‘Alexa Gear’, available on the Google Play store. You install this mediator on both your Samsung Galaxy Watch and the connected phone. Explore “Alexa” in the Galaxy Watch app’s Galaxy Store section to find the Alexa Gear app. Be sure you have the Apps tab selected, otherwise you’ll only see watch faces. The app for the phone is called the Companion for Alexa. Install both the apps. You can use the phone app to log in to your Amazon account and grant access to Alexa.

Alexa Gear app

How to Use Alexa Gear on your Galaxy watch?

After loading Alexa Gear on your watch, you will see a microphone button. Being successfully connected via your phone, an “Alexa ready” message will be displayed at the center. The app needs to be connected to your phone and can’t be used solo even if you have a 4G Galaxy Watch. Hold the microphone button and the app will listen for up to five seconds. Wait for a pulse or two for the data to be transmitted to your phone, then to the cloud, and you should hear the answer from the usual Alexa discarnate voice.

How to Access Alexa Gear on your Galaxy watch?

Alexa Gear fails to have its own Galaxy Watch widget, and its descent isn’t practically deep enough to let you simply talk to the watch and have it respond, like an Echo Dot.

The perfect approach to access it is to give the bezel two clicks clockwise to get to the app shortcuts widget. Add Alexa Gear to one of the spots here, by pressing the + icon, if your Galaxy Watch failed to do so automatically.

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