How to add the Google Assistant to your Samsung Galaxy Watch

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are here, and they are the hot new Android smartwatches to buy. They’re not a huge upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, but Samsung has made enough changes to make the new watches worth picking over the old ones. The Classic model is here, replaced by a Pro model geared towards outdoor enthusiasts, with improved durability and improved GPX navigation data. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 finally gets Google Assistant.

You can also use it to access an AI voice assistant, making it a handy way to control your smart network. However, since this is a Samsung product, it comes standard with Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant. If you’re not a Bixby user, you might want to swap it out for something you use, like the Google Assistant. Luckily you can. How to add Google Assistant to your Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Install Google Assistant

Google Assistant is not automatically installed on your watch. Instead, you have to install it yourself.

Step 1: Swipe up to open yours app drawerand choose Load game.

Step 2: Search for “Google Assistant” using the search function. If you have the Google Assistant app installed on your phone, you can use that apps on your phone Screen to find the Google Assistant app.

Step 3: click around Download or To update the Assistant app.

Activate Google Assistant

Downloading the app is just the beginning. You must activate it before you can do anything with it. Here’s how to get started.

Step 1: Open the Assistant app and select Getting started.

Step 2: You’ll need to switch to your phone at this point, so select it Open to activate on phone and open your phone.

Step 3: Your phone will start setting up the assistant on your watch. Wait for it to finish, then select activate to turn it on.

Step 4: To access the Assistant with “Hey Google,” select Next on the next screen, then I agree agree to the use of Voice Match. Otherwise choose Skip.

Step 5: Then there are a few more steps. Simply choose whether you want to save audio to share with Google (or not) and get personal results on your watch.

Step 6: Next, you’ll be prompted to change your watch’s button to quickly access the wizard. We’ll cover that in the next step, don’t worry.

Change the home button binding on your watch

So you can probably access Google Assistant by speaking the hotword, but you can also change the Galaxy Watch’s home button to access Assistant. By default it will invoke Bixby, which is probably not your voice assistant of choice (sorry Bixby but it’s true), so why not change it? There are two ways to change it. Here’s how to do it on your watch.

Step 1: open yours settings App by swiping down on the home page and selection of gear Symbol.

Step 2: Navigate down and select Advanced featuresthen customize buttons.

Step 3: Choose press and holdand then select assistant.

Step 4: Feel free to press and hold those home button to test your assistant. If you’re not sure what to say, ask, “Can you rap?”

Change the home button binding on your phone

If you don’t feel like scrolling through menu screens on your watch’s tiny screen, you can change the setting on your phone instead. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open your Galaxy Wearables app and select view settings.

Step 2: Move down to Advanced featuresand then select press and hold.

Step 3: Choose assistant.

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