Samsung Galaxy Gear – Media Controller
Making sweet, sweet music with Galaxy Gear
Part of our continuing series outlining the features of the Samsung Galaxy Gear
How we listen to music is changing rapidly. Some remain constantly connected and use streaming services, many have select tracks stored on their phones. There are those prefer a dedicated music device to store massive collections on the go and a select few that might still even keep physical media in their bags each day.
Being paired to a Galaxy smartphone, the Gear provides a brilliant way to keep in control of the media playback if you happen to be in that second category – storing your music on your phone’s memory or external memory card. Your smartphone is a convenient place to store music and keep the number of devices you carry to a minimum, it can be a hassle to quickly change tracks or switch artists though.
Where dedicated music devices are generally smaller and easier to navigate, the smartphone can be cumbersome and slow in comparison. With the Galaxy Gear’s Media Controller app, you are connected to the media player on your Galaxy handset. This lets you adjust volume, switch to the next / previous track or navigate through the library to find what you like.
With the Media Controller you get some extra freedom; why not try pairing some Bluetooth headphones with your handset as well? Pop your phone into a bag or rucksack then use the headphones and Gear to completely control what you’re listening to wirelessly