Thanks Meter 196
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NORWICH, England
My Phone Explorer - useful application for Gear
I have been using a Windows application called MyPhoneExplorer for a several years with some of my Android (and Sony Ericsson) phones, and decided to check today to see if it would work with the Galaxy Gear. Yes it does!
Aside from being able to browse files on the Gear and show battery, CPU, storage and system information, one of the most useful features that works with the Gear (found in the EXTRAS menu) is the ability to control the Gear from the PC with live screen mirroring. So you can type on the Gear using the PC keyboard and mouse and access menus of say apps you may have side loaded on the Gear, that aren't accessible due to the Gear having no menu key. It also installs 2 useful apps on the Gear; a notepad and a task organiser. They work great too, handy for memos and lists, easily updated using the PC link up.
When you first connect, there will be a couple of error messages as the Explorer tries to sync with phone features not found on the Gear but everything else works great. And it's free to use.
(or search for FJ Software MyPhoneExplorer) if link isn't allowed.
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XDA member since 2005 (the days when I loved my O2 XDA II)
My 'most recent' owned devices:
Transformer, Padfone 2
Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013)
EVO 3D, One (M7), One (M8)
Xperia Play, Xperia Z2
Note, Note II, Note 3, Note 8.0, Note 10.1
S3, S4, S5, S4 Zoom, Galaxy K Zoom
Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Gear
Tab Pro 8.4, Tab S 8.4