1. AC Question's Avatar
    I use the standard text program on my Samsung Galaxy s4. My email is Gmail. I am receiving notifications that I have an email and also that I have a text message , However I must take out my phone to see ANYTHING! I get no caller ID, no partial email , none of the text message (I don't even know who it's from!)

    There should be a user manual with this smartwatch!

    Please help,the watch is useless to me, if I can't see my text messages!
    09-20-2014 08:51 AM
  2. Michael Lynady's Avatar
    You must have preview messages in status bar enabled on your phone

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-20-2014 11:06 AM
  3. JoAnneLaB's Avatar
    I don't have the watch with me, right now to try this, but I will, ASAP. This sounds like a plausible solution to reading email, will this also effect my text messages?

    I tried changing to Hangouts as my default mess engine program, but I wasn't notified of any texts, at all. Is there a notification setting on Hangouts texting?
    09-20-2014 01:40 PM
  4. Michael Lynady's Avatar
    If you enable preview for all - email, text etc. All should show up on your watch

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-21-2014 03:00 AM
  5. dgramza's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. My Gear software just did an update and now my Gmail notifications were just saying "Gmail" whereas before the notification was who the email was from. I could then tap it and I could read the email. So in Gear on my phone I turned on "Preview Message" in the notifications area so now the notification at least says "Gmail" on one line and "who it from" on a second line, but when I tap them my only option is to show on device. This all worked just fine until this latest update, which is when the "Gear" icon on my phone changed to a orange circle with the word Gear in the middle. Prior to that it was a watch looking icon. Does any of this have anything to do with the Tizen update? If so, this really stinks. Is there a way to go back to the previous version, because this makes the Gmail notifications practically useless.
    09-29-2014 09:05 AM

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