Since Samsung started selling their Galaxy Gear smartwatch devices, users have been struggling to make the device more useful than what was originally rolled out by Samsung. A good example of this is the AllTheNotifications (ATN) Manager app created by XDA forum member Sepiroth887. Until the release of the ATN Manager app, users could only receive full notification messages from the text and email apps on their associated devices. The ATN Manager app worked around that limitation by enabling full notification information from any app selected by the user. Samsung has replicated that functionality in a new update to their Gear Manager app.
The update to Gear Manager does require the latest firmware update on the Galaxy Gear. Once updated, users can select which apps can send notifications to the smartwatch. Users are no longer limited to only certain predefined apps as any app capable of providing a notification on Android should work. On a Galaxy Gear device, an option exists to let users display the notification on their smartphone instead of the Galaxy Gear. Users who want the update should head to the Samsung Apps store to grab it.