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    Default Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    I just received my Samsung Gear Fit and found that my Galaxy S 4 is not yet compatible since it is Android 4.2.2. The Samsung support rep said that is only compatible with the S 5 right now and to wait a week. This is a known glitch, according to the rep. So I will be waiting, not so patiently and will keep trying. The way I found out was trying to find the Gear Fit Manager app in Samsung apps. I went to the apps website on my phone and got the message, "This phone is not compatible."
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    I ran into the same issue. I've downloaded the APK for now until they fix the issue. So far it works fine for the basic features. Still can't get it to send data the fitness app " fitness with Gear". Hoping that will be fixed when they officially release it for the S4.
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    Can you tell me where to get and how to install the APK? I am not familiar with that! Thanks!
    Mark
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    Justs googled and found the APK for the Gear Fit Manager. Hope it works until Samsung takes care of me!
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    For those of you that have already received your Gear Fit, would you guys be interested in giving us a review of it? I'm mostly interested in how well it works during your workouts of measuring your heart rate, it's interaction with apps like MapMyFitness, etc... Everything that I've seen so far has just been the generic showing of the device when it was first announced and it would be nice to see it actually used in action and how well it does.
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    I got the APK from here:
    S Note, Watch ON, S5 Message,S5 FileManager, Calendar and more from S5 - xda-developers

    I don't want to give a review until they have given an official update on the APP itself.
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    I have received mine too from AT&T. I will also do a review after the official app is released. I downloaded it as well from sammobile.com. So far I do like it. Today they announced that they would have an update where you can see it vertically on the screen.
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    Got software update from Samsung for T-Mobile. Works now!
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    Update. After live chat with Samsung, I got an update to 4.4.2. While the device is working now, upgrading from 4.2.2 has removed 75% of my apps. Samsung Apps is there but says service is unavailable. Gone is the Gmail app, Chrome browser, and the Google Play Store. Weird. So now I will spend some time trying to get most of it back on my phone. More later. I DO like the device, by the way.

    Rebooted and everything is back! Phew!
    Last edited by markswan; 04-08-2014 at 08:51 PM.
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    i had the same issue when i got the gear fit on monday. i mean really the samsung website says compatible with 18 devices (i have the S4), and then i get it and it wont work. it took me 2+ hours on the phone with samsung and AT&T until they told me it wouldn't work unless i had the kit kat update. finally i got on a chat with a samsung rep who know what she was doing. she said the app was not released yet. I found the APK and am using that for now. i just have basic functions but i like it so far.
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by jaihawk View Post
    For those of you that have already received your Gear Fit, would you guys be interested in giving us a review of it? I'm mostly interested in how well it works during your workouts of measuring your heart rate, it's interaction with apps like MapMyFitness, etc... Everything that I've seen so far has just been the generic showing of the device when it was first announced and it would be nice to see it actually used in action and how well it does.
    I am interested in this as well. I have heard some people mentioning that the heart rate monitor only works if you're standing still, and that the pedometer only works part of the time, or miscalculates distances. However, I heard that a fix was coming for that. Let's hope so because I really want to get one, I'm just waiting on some solid reviews to see how the fitness portion is. I really want this thing for running, but will pass if they didn't nail the "fit" portion of this device.
    Living large with my Galaxy Note 3!!!
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    Default Re: Samsung Gear Fit not yet compatible with Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2

    I'm wondering if any of you can help me... I'm in Australia, have an S4 with Android 4.2.2 I've downloaded the Gear Fit Manager APK but when I open it my phone just keeps coming up with "Unfortunately, Gear Fit Manager has stopped working" and it won't work. Anybody else have this? Have I done something wrong? Thanks!

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