Installing the apk of those 3 apps helped my gear S3 frontier connect to my note 8 running one ui beta.
Prior to doing so, I didn't have the gear s plugin and the Samsung accessory service apps. And when I went on Google Play, it said that the previous apps were not compatible with my device.
Note 8 isn't synched with my gear anymore as well. Very frustrating, I've done all the regular troubleshooting (clearing cache, memory, uninstall, etc). This only happened after the last software update. Please fix, Thanks
I cant wrap my hands around how Samsung doesn't seem to see this as a huge issue.
No statements from the company about it, no updates as to when it will be resolved. Is it really that hard for a company to put out a press blast acknowledging the issue and what they plan to do about it?
My faith in Samsung has totally gone in the crapper! I will never buy another one of their products or advise anybody else to do so!
Just got an update pushed to my phone, updated Galaxy Gear to Galaxy Wear. Paired to my phone running Android P right away, looks to be fixed!
The watch also got a software update, battery enhancements and security updates I believe.
If you do not get an automatic update, try manually updating the gear software on the phone. Happy to be able to use my watch again.
Apr 12, 2019 - I had this problem today.
To get to the point, I realized no Galaxy apps would recognize / connect to the Wi-Fi network - to accomplish the required update. I turned Wi-Fi off. I was then able to update the "Galaxy Wearable" app over the carrier's network....
I had to reset my watch (lost all my settings) and bypass the initial phone-watch connection (click on the icon at the bottom right (?) and select to use the watch without syncing to a phone. I then proceeded to connections, connected with Bluetooth, and followed the setup process that way. The watch was reset and reconnected after powerup.