I have a lot of time sensitive auctions and use this feature a lot. I really don't want to go back to my Gear 1 but don't know what else to do.
<FIXED SORT OF> I went into gear manager, notifications, and ticked the main ebay app. Now both the ebay gear app and the ebay app are checked for notifications. Before I was getting messages from 'ebay for Galaxy Gear." Now I'm getting them from just 'ebay.' This is a workaround and not a very good one.