App brings Amazon Alexa to the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3

App brings Amazon Alexa to the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3

When it comes to wearables, Samsung’s smartwatches are popular contenders behind the Apple Watch. While Samsung’s Galaxy Watch and Gear S3 series of smartwatches offer great functionality, they all come with Bixby as the preloaded virtual assistant. This, in turn, has disappointed many users who are not happy with Bixby’s performance compared to other digital assistants.

If you are looking to try out Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant on your Samsung smartwatch, you can try out XDA Member dmehers‘s Voice in a Can app. This app works on Samsung watches that run on Tizen 4 and above, meaning that you can run it on the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Samsung Gear S3 Classic, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, and Samsung Gear Sport.

The app is a standalone Alexa app that just requires an Amazon account, so you do not need a phone or even a physical Echo device to use it. You can assign the Home Key double tap action to Voice in a Can to quickly fire up Alexa on your watch.

Alexa on Samsung Galaxy Watch in the Gear S3 Forum

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).