New release Announcement!
Please check a new version that is integrated with an Android companion and can do things like:
- Scanning QR bar code on a phone
- Transfer accounts between phone and Gear in both directions
- Backup and restore all your accounts using password based encryption
The new app is recommended for newer Gear Watches such as: Gear S3, and Galaxy Watch.
This application is to support legacy Gear devices only, and it’s not actively developed anymore. It’s recommended for the following devices:
- Gear Neo
- Gear II
- Gear S
You can use it with Gear S2, S3, and Galaxy Watch as well, but it’s not recommended, and some features like import accounts from an MP3 file might not work, because newer devices validate the format of MP3 file, and a text file with accounts will be rejected.
With the new Android GAC Services app release it’s possible to create MP3 init file easily. Navigate to Backup page and select “Legacy backup” menu or press MP3 button on the bottom. A file named gac-codes.mp3 will be created in Music directory. Use Samsung Android Gear app to transfer that file to your Gear device and then use “Init from file” menu in your Gear GAC app for importing all accounts from gac-codes.mp3 file.
GAC App Description
GAC is a Tizen Application for Gear wearable devices. It has been tested and can run on Gear, Gear 2, Neo, Gear S, Gear S.
It can be installed on any of the devices above through Gear App available for Android and iOS smartphones.
A user would need to obtain a Google’s 2-step verification code before she can use the application.
Detailed instructions about how you can get the Google’s code could be found here. After receiving the code a user can either enter it directly to the device if it has a proper keyboard (Gear S, Gear S2) or create a gac-codes text files and import it to the device using “Init from File” menu as described in this link.
On Gear S2 you can toggle accounts while on an account page by rotating a bezel:
Here how adding a new code screen looks like on a Gear S device:
Application’s menu allows selecting either an account or another menu item such as “Init from File” or “New Account’:
Help pages are always available on either Gear device to improve a user’s experience. This is how the look like on Gear S: