Samsung also allows to Smartwatch users to connect their Samsung Gear S2 and S3 Smartwatch to WhatsApp and FB Messenger. Now using Samsung Gear S2/Gear S3 you can send direct messages to WhatsApp and FB Messenger. Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 both are supported to WhatsApp and FB Messenger.
Samsung Gear S3 can only see notification of messages for WhatsApp. But at least you can see all of the messages which you have received. There is the following number of notification and when selected you can then scroll through all received WhatsApp messages using the bezel.
Once you receive a WhatsApp message and FB messages on Samsung Gear S3, you can read it after so you can’t reply again unless you receive another message.
Samsung Gear S3 is used Notification wear app for getting notification of WhatsApp messages and FB Messages which you can get from the Play Store.
Now you receive a message it stores it. Even if you delete a WhatsApp message and FB Message it still stores the person who sent the message so you can reply at anytime.
In Samsung Gear S3, you can setup which messaging apps you want to receive such as Facebook, Gmail, and so on.
Using that you can get 20 free messages after that you need to pay for the premium app. It’s only £1.70 and worth it.
Working Samsung Gear S3 Features:
- Receive notification of new message (works)
- Read new message (only latest message – no review of messages that are sent in multiple messages [VERY BAD]) –> workaround with the W-History App works; BUT it is then split into multiple notifications (WhatsApp + W-History)
- See images (No)
- See videos (No)
- Reply to newest messsage (Works)
- Initiate chat to any contact (No)
- Review chats stored on smartphone (No)
Same applies to Facebook Messenger.
Send Direct Messages to WhatsApp and FB Messenger on Gear S3
For now, Samsung has not announced any app for connect your Samsung Gear S3 with WhatsApp and FB Messenger.
Users are discussion about on Gear S3 WhatsApp support:
User 1: When can we expect full WhatsApp support on the Gear S3?
I frequently use WhatsApp and the current solution is far from perfect:
* Only last message shown
* Not able to adjust the canned messages
User 2: So it seems we are stuck with the fact that when someone sends you a message on WhatsApp and FB Messenger followed by a smile you will Always need to pick up your Phone to see what the message was. Because there is no freaking way of knowing what that was looking at the Gear S3.
User 3: I really wonder what the quality testing team of Samsung was saying/thinking when it happened to them on the Gear S3. The notification system on the Samsung Gear S3 is a mess and Samsung isn’t planning to get it fixed.