Hi folks. I'm not usually one for making threads but I thought this would be a good one to see what people come up with.

First:
I'm running Vanir 4.4.4 on my Galaxy Note 2 and the Tizen 3.0 mod by Skin1980 on my Gear 2 Neo.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2850351

I followed the Guide thread by CarbonWyre To get everything up and running smooth and have had very few issues.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2723862

So a big thank you to both of them !


So... what tricks do you peeps have for getting better functionality out of your gear 2?


My first contribution is getting the gear to control my Google play music. Would love to have full control in picking artists,etc. but for now this is definitely acceptable.

Needed:
Wearable Widgets
Zooper widget
Media Utilities

Super easy. Just install media utilities. Go to options and in the experimental section choose "attempt direct control" and "send cover art".

Then just open wearable widgets, make a 4x3 widget in Zooper. Grab some nice bitmaps for the icons or use "< || >". Put them wherever you want and then (important) add 3 extra rectangles to the layout. Make them big enough to easily press and make them overlap your "buttons". For each rectangle, go to "module on tap" swipe right to shortcuts, Select media utilities and then the appropriate action. turn the rectangles transparent and voila.... Control your music from your watch!
That's the most basic. But see here for additional things you can add like artist, track title, album art etc.
http://www.zooper.org/wp/archives/4695

Also be sure to make the rectangles draw on top if everything else otherwise you can't press them

I have the shortcuts watch face with wearable widgets . so I can just press that and pop up the music control widget.



Nicer icons


Link for zooper (.zw) download
Copy to your dropbox first, please, before downloading so the link doesn't die.https://www.dropbox.com/s/gl95wpj0xd...2media.zw?dl=0


What else have you folks got up your sleeves?