I, too, use PulseSMS, the app description indicated that it would work across all device platforms, even my new Galaxy Watch. While it does work on all my devices (I paid the $10.99 lifetime premium), there is no way to change the watch's default messaging app. It insists on using the Samsung "Messages" app, and all my watch faces that have the "Messages" link on them all try to start the Samsung "Messages" app...I haven't found a way yet to have them open any other messaging app of my choosing instead (like PulseSMS).
Samsung...PLEASE offer a firmware/OS update that allows the user to designate his/her own choices of default apps that are opened by the respective active links in all of the varying watchfaces, especially the default SMS app!
(If anyone else knows how to accomplish this aside from a firmware/OS update, please let me know.)
This isn't really a soluntion because unless my phone is connected via bluetooth I wont recieve any messages. In remote connection (using the 4G capability) I can send a text (with Android messages set to default), but I wont recieve any. This really needs to be fixed!!!!!!
Not sure why Samsung has flagged this issue as solved. It's really not solved and this solution is mostly a work-around.
Samsung seems only interested in getting people to buy only samsung devices all around since the watch works perfectly with the default Samsung Messenger app that comes with the phone (I have an S10).
Oddly enough, the verizon messenger app i have on my phone works perfectly too. Not sure what's causing the incompatibility with the Google Messenger application but it's really annoying that I HAVE to use either the Samsung or Verizon messenger - neither of which is all that great, albeit the Verizon app is definitely better than the Samsung app.
Okay, if I go into Wear app, Notifications, I see Android messages, but it's grayed out and marked disabled.
I've noticed, if I have the watch disconnected from the phone (ie. Bluetooth is off) my messages sync up.
This is terible job done by Samsung. It's not fair to pay Samsung Galaxy Watch 350euros and don't have sms and mail folder, just notifications. - Just because you don't own Samsung device. i mean, cmon. Be realistic.
I own OnePlus 6T -btw
I try every possible solution on the WHOLE internet. With master ressets, reinstaling apps. Disabling system sms, AND instaling samsung sms app on mine OP6T. Check it in notifications on the Galaxy Wear. Then resset all, uninstall all -starting all from scratch! and 0 results.
Lost 3 days but i found "solution".
1. delete all sms app on phone and instal PulseSMS from store on the phone, and on the watch (r800), and of course paid 10$.
2. sinhronising everything.
Well NO. To be honest. It's so, so slow....my dear god. Loading app ~10 sec, ~10sec loading mesages, open specific conversation agan + ~10 sec.
At this point i gave up.
Just hope for update. It's like. few minuts/hours for developer to meke it. IF they want.