Samsung Gear / Galaxy Gear

Sleep as Android supports most Samsung wearables, but not all. Please look for your device in Section 2, “Supported watches” below.

1. How to set up

The Samsung Galaxy Gear integration consists of three parts:
* Sleep as Android on the phone
* Sleep as Android Gear Addon on the phone
* Sleep as Android - Native Gear Companion on the watch (install through the Galaxy Gear Store)

Make sure that all of the apps are installed, and then select Sleep → Settings → Wearables → Use wearables → Samsung Gear / Galaxy Watch.

2. Supported watches

  • Samsung - Gear 1,2,2 Neo, S, S2

  • Samsung - Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active 2

  • Samsung - Gear Fit 2, Gear Fit 2 Pro

3. Unsupported watches

Note This list may not be exhaustive.
  • Samsung - Gear Fit 1, Galaxy Fit

  • Samsung - Gear Fit 1

FAQ

Alarms do not ring

  • Make sure no system restrictions are applied to Sleep as Android: Check our guide here.

  • If the guide won’t help, send us your log using Leftmenu → ic bug Report a bug.

Lockscreen does not unlock on alarm

XiaoMi / MIUI

On Xiaomi/MIUI, you need to grant special permission to Sleep as Android so that it may unlock your screen during alarm.

  1. Go to System Settings → Permissions → Advanced Permissions → select Sleep app and give it permission to access Lockscreen.

Note If you are using a Captcha task from the Captcha add-on, please, make sure the permission is granted to the add-on as well.
Samsung

When alarm goes off, it does not disable the lockscreen and you have to manually unlock the device to tap snooze or dismiss.

You may have Sleep as Android enabled under Border lights. This causes the alarm popup to not display over the lockscreen, as the notification is being shown as a light around the edge of the screen.

  1. Disable Border lights for Sleep as Android in your device’s settings.

Samsung Galaxy Gear - Watch app stuck on "Start tracking"

This can be a result of multiple things, so please make sure to do the following troubleshooting:

  1. Make sure you have Sleep as Android Gear Addon installed on your phone

  2. It can happen that the addon cannot be started by us if it was force stopped previously. In that case please go to Play Store app on your phone, open addon page tap on “OPEN”.

  3. Opt out of any battery savers that you might have on your phone, for all involved apps (Sleep as Android, Sleep as Android Gear Addon, Samsung Accessory Services) – to find out how to do that, please consult dontkillmyapp.com

  4. Samsung Accessory services sometimes misbehaves and prevents connection to the watch for 3rd party apps. Please uninstall and reinstall it.

Tracking crashes, stops suddenly

If the tracking stops completely after few minutes, the background processes are restricted by your system.

  • Make sure no system restrictions are applied to Sleep as Android, or any companion app for a tracking with wearable: Check our guide here.

  • If the guide won’t help, send us your log using Leftmenu → ic bug Report a bug.

Why is there a red bar / section / block in my sleep graph?

The red block indicates that something went wrong with tracking at that time and the device stopped providing sensor data for some reason. Usually those are some non-standard battery optimizations or battery savers, the battery gets too low so we preserve it for the alarm or connectivity issue if you use a wearable.

1. Battery restrictions

Make sure no system restrictions are applied to Sleep, or any involved apps like wearable companion app).
See our guide here, and follow the instructions.

2. Too low battery

When the battery is too low (usually below 10%), data collecting is terminated to preserve enough battery for alarm.
When the battery was too low, there is a battery icon is displayed on the graph:

low battery
Figure 1. Low battery graph

3. Connectivity issues with a wearable

When the connection with the wearable is lost, you can see red sections on the graph. The app always tries to reach the wearable again.
The graph can look like this:

red wearable
Figure 2. Connection lost during tracking
  1. Opt-out from any battery restrictions is applied by your system (https://dontkillmyapp.com/)

  2. Pair the wearable with your phone in System settings.

  3. Make sure the BT is not lost, and try lowering the distance between the phone and the wearable.

  4. Try settings the device as Trusted device.