The Galaxy Gear is twice the price of the Pebble and pricier than both iterations of Sony's SmartWatch, but it isn't necessarily a more complete product. A particular sore spot is how the watch handles notifications, limiting not only which apps can send them, but not actually displaying the contents for most apps. The latest update to the Galaxy Gear Manager app alleviates this somewhat. Now users can pick which apps send messages to the Gear and even read the contents on the watch itself. SamMobile has shared images of the new feature in action.
Owners need to have installed the latest firmware version for the Gear in order to take advantage of this new functionality. After that, just install the update from Samsung's app store. It doesn't take care of all of our complaints with Samsung's product, but it's definitely a step in the right direction.