Welcome to the world of wearable technology! Smartwatches have evolved into much more than just a device to tell time. They now offer a range of features such as fitness tracking, music streaming, and voice assistants.
While the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 come equipped with Samsung’s virtual assistant, Bixby, many users prefer to use Google Assistant for its accuracy and reliability. In this guide, we will show you how to replace Bixby with Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5, and explore how you can use Google Assistant to make your life easier on your wrist.
Step 1: Install Google Assistant
Open the Play Store and search for Google Assistant. When search results appear, click on the app and install it. Skip this step you already have the app.
Step 2: Go to settings
Go to settings and click on Advanced features. See the picture below for reference.
Step 3: Click “Customize keys”
Step 4: Configure the Home key
You can either select “Double press” or “Press and hold” as a trigger for Google assistant. Click on the desired setting and select Assistant.
Step 5: Set-up Assistant
Upon booting up the assistant for the first time, you will be prompted to complete the setup on your phone. Once the set-up process is completed, Google Assistant will be up and running, and the home key trigger should function properly.
How to use both Google Assistant and Bixby on a Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5
You can use both Bixby and Google Assistant at the same time on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5. For example, you can assign Bixby to “double press” and Google Assistant to “Press and Hold” on the home key.
For more Galaxy Watch tips, check out our article on how to turn on map tracking when working out.