Gear S2 app

Yikes! I’ve been traveling and haven’t been keeping up with my forum mentions. I’m so sorry!

Our Gear S2 app is coming! I don’t have specific dates as that’s a completely separate team.

I’m so sorry for the poor response from us. I hope we can win you back in the future.


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Thanks for the update Tyler. Can you confirm that the app will allow control of individual things or just running routines like the old Gear S app?

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Features are subject to change, but here’s what I’m seeing you’ll be able to do:

  • Switch locations
  • View presence status per location
  • Execute a routine (potentially via voice)
  • Lock or unlock a connected lock
  • Arm and disarm Smart Home Monitor
  • View information about the current state of your home
  • Control some of the above through a Gear S2 widget

From my quick glance it seems like we’ll initially support direct control of individual devices just for a subset of devices. You can also create a Routine that doesn’t change the mode and have your devices actuate that way.

And once more - all of this is subject to change.

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Good news! I’ll take it with a grain of salt, but that has me excited about the future of SmartThings and my Gear S2 again.

Hey @Tyler thanks for the update on this, it really is much appreciated. The feature list ( no matter how accurate ) is awesome ! So thanks for that. I was, however, curious about release date; I know you said that you can’t provide one, but could you give maybe some quarter of estimated release like q4 2015, q1 2016, q2 2016 etc… even if it required an email to the correct team. I am just wondering if I should develop my own solution in the meantime for gear s2 using rest endpoint or if I should just wait a couple months and have the app ready and built for me already.


I can’t provide a date or an estimate, sorry. I’d definitely recommend tackling your own solution though! I’d buy it in a second.

I would also add that we (the Open Source Group at Samsung) are doing a project with Stanford CS210 this spring. We’re having the students build a Gear S2 app that can control a SmartApp using RESTful APIs. There are a ton of useful sensors on the device that could provide interesting triggers for routines and SmartApps.

Project kicks off in a month or so, and we’ll be open sourcing the results. :slight_smile:

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Need some friendly beta testers? :smile:

Thought you might appreciate this one, @guywmartin :wink:

Yes, absolutely. Will keep you posted.

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Brian - you guys should definitely check out the work done by @bravenel for Rule Machine. He built what a lot of us who use ST think should be a locally running core application for the device (especially for advanced users):

I think hooks from an S2 app for Rule Machine would be very interesting.

@Brian_Warner I’d be interested in beta testing as well.

That would be interesting, but is possibly a few steps down the road. For now I’ll be having them expose RESTful APIs for a SmartApp, and use a hybrid phone+S2 app to call them. The initial goal is to get it working, where the Gear S2 would recognize gestures or environmental conditions as triggers to request some action from a SmartApp.

There may be some complicated use cases like what you mention, but we’ll probably build that logic directly into the SmartApp for now. It’s a straightforward technical path to implementation which, given the demos we’ll have to show mid-term, is the safest route. It’s also what I’m most familiar with myself. But given that this is a proof of concept and we’re not looking at doing anything too exotic, those bits of logic will be easy to strip out for someone who wants to take it further.

@jnschemm - Cool. One of the project requirements will be to commit early, commit often… and work well with the community. Stay tuned!

I’m willing. If that was a reference to my earlier post that was just months of frustration coming to a head, that’s not my normal demeanor. I’ve participated in many beta tests. I’ll put it through its paces. Thanks.

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it would be great to have this as an open source, i hope you guys use the rotary selector for UI to build it, i hate that all the current apps use list views :stuck_out_tongue:

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Awesome! Some good news for a change!

So, is seeing it on your wrist just proof of life, or a ‘close to being available in the Gear S2 Apps Store?’


Take it as proof of life right now. I just got the internal build and don’t have any info about the public release date.

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I just got my Smart Things Kit hooked up today, I actually was under the impression that the Gear S2 app was already available. I’m excited for the functionality it’ll bring since the Gear S2 doesn’t have Do (IFTTT) or LIFX support yet and I was planning on using the Smart Things app to control my lights from my wrist.

i think everyone was under the impression since it was advertised with the gear s2 that it supported smartthings as well as samsung pay. it is weird to me that this would be the case without actually having it supported, but glad to see a proof of concept. wish it used the circular ui elements for native apps or at least build a similar ui with a web app