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Getting Heart Rate Data for your Samsung Gear 2 Apps [Sample Code]

Photo credit : firstpost In recent versions of the tizen wearable sdk (1.0.0b3), a few important features (mainly about sensors) have been added to the Gear SDK. – In the Motion API: GPS type has been added for retrieving user … Continue reading

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear S – Compared with the Gear 2

Samsung is at the LEADING THE EDGE OF INNOVATION ON WEARABLES … especially with smartwatches. In addition to the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo which was released barely a few months ago in April, Samsung has just released the all … Continue reading

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Gear 2 Developer Tips : Keep Screen On, Seller Office Issues

A few tips to solve issues encountered whilst developing gear 2 apps and submitting them to the app store. Some of them are due to the new changes to the samsung app seller office.

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Gear 2 – How to Bring your App to ForeGround and Autolaunch.

Many times you may be working on an app that needs to show some notifications to users as activities occur – even when a different app is on the foreground. E.g an app that reminds you to take your meds … Continue reading

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Gear 2 – How to Send Infra-red IR (String) Data using the irBlaster Sensor

The irblaster included in the Gear 2 is definitely an innovative component especially for hobbyists and developers. Several Arduino projects have excitedly explored projects that let them build custom remote controllers for electronic devices that have infra red receivers such … Continue reading

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Getting Accelerometer Data in Javascript for your Gear 2 Apps [Sample Code]

One more important way to overcome user-interaction challenges on wearable devices is to implement hands-free interaction via sensors. Today, we’ll be looking at code to obtain tilt information from the Gear 2 accelerometer sensor. Luckily, it is a straightforward and easy … Continue reading

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Taking Gear 2 Gestures to the next level! – tap, swipe, pinch zoom using Hammer.js

Hammer.js is AWESOME. Basically its a javascript library specifically for detecting multitouch gestures. It enables you detect Detects Tap, DoubleTap, Swipe, Drag, Pinch, and Rotate gestures! And the more gestures we can implement for our limited wearable devices (smartwatches in this … Continue reading

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How to Add Gestures (tap, swipe) to Your Gear 2 App (jQuery Version).

Developing apps for wearable computing devices (e.g google glass, samsung galaxy gear, etc) can be a significant challenge – especially because developers DO NOT have a trusted/tested set of interaction gestures due to varying/emerging form factors. Naturally, the small size of wearable … Continue reading

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How to Install (sideload) .wgt app files on the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch using SDB

This posts discusses the steps required to install a third party wearable widget (.wgt) as a standalone app  on the Samsung Gear 2 smart-watch or an emulator. It is assumed that you are the developer of the .wgt file and would like … Continue reading

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How to Store Data (Database access) in your Gear 2 (Tizen for Wearables) Apps

Whilst developing your Gear 2 apps you will likely need to store data and keep state. This post discusses the 3 main ways you can achieve this – HTML5 Webstorage, IndexedDB and good old Files . 

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