At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, Samsung showed off three new wearable devices. Two of them were smartwatches, with Gear 2 Neo being the second. They’re set to hit shelves come April 11th alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5, though some early adopters have already been able to get their hands on the smartwatches. It appears that the Gear 2 Neo isn’t compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 just yet, the smartwatch isn’t connecting with the phablet.
It may only be a software glitch that is causing this problem. Samsung hasn’t updated the official Gear manager app for existing devices just yet, so its not hard to understand why compatibility problems are arising. The company is expected to roll out an update for the Gear Manager app the day these products go on sale. Once that happens, it is highly likely that this issue will be taken care of for good.
Folks who have been able to get their hands on the Gear 2 Neo need not worry though, there are a few workarounds available to make the smartwatch connect to Galaxy Note 3. One includes downloading a leaked variant of the Gear Manager app, which includes support for the Gear 2 Neo. The other is a much more complex method which requires a rooted device. Detailed instructions on both methods can be found here.