Samsung has finally pushed the green light on rolling out its own operating system, Tizen on its Android-based smartwatches. An update for the original Galaxy Gear is currently under way, which will bring hardware over to Tizen from Android. While consumers won't notice any substantial visual alterations, a fair few under-the-hood improvements are included in the switch.
The improvements offered by Tizen over Android include extended battery life, enhanced performance, as well as new features like a standalone music player (with the ability to locally store music on the watch), customizable shortcuts, voice commands and more. Essentially, Samsung is bumping its older smartwatch to match functionality offered by the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
To update your original Gear, you'll need to run the process through Kies or fetch the file and upgrade manually.
Source: Sam Mobile