RWATCH M26 Smartwatch Review and Help w/ "Please Install BT Notifier in Smartphone" Error
***edit: link to download "SmartWatch7.1.3.apk" file to make your RWATCH work with Lollipop OS is now in comments section below**** So for Christmas I asked for a Samsung Gear smartwatch to pair with my Samsung Galaxy s5. Well I didn't get one. Not surprising b/c they're $200+. I thought about buying one for myself but then...*I* didn't want to spend $200 either! I mean I almost did, but I haven't yet. After a little internet research I ended up buying one of these doodads from China for $35 from www.gearbest.com. I got it after a few weeks...slow shipping b/c it's from China and who wants to pay for expensive shipping? That's one of the points of this is that I'm trying to save money here! So after I went and got it from the post office (b/c it required a signature) I took it to my office and started playing with it at lunch. It came with a charging cable so I plugged it in (using my own usb "box") and charged it. The 1st problem I encountered was the software: the instructions came with a QR code to download the software for the phone, problem was when you use the QR code you're directed to a Chinese website. Well that's a problem if, like me, you don't read Chinese. So I went to the Play Store and searched "RWATCH" and downloaded the RWATCH app! Installed it, turned the watch on and bluetooth-paired it with my Galaxy s5...everything seemed to work until I tested to see if I could get a text message, I got an error: "Please install BT Notifier in smartphone". Uh oh. So I started Googling. Based on some android forums I had read, I installed, tried and then uninstalled 3 more apps that did not solve the problem, including an app actually named "BT Notifier". I was still getting the dreaded "Please install BT Notifier in smartphone" error. Very frustrating! I have the new (as of Feb 2015) "Lollipop" android OS and I suspect this was part of the problem. Finally, buried in one of the many forums I found a suggestion to get an app called " EDIT: SmartWatch7.1.3.apk (See 2nd comment below) " This was totally the solution! I downloaded and installed the app and it made me register with an email address, login and password, which I then had to use to actually log into the app. After some setup to allow push notifications, etc I tried it out and it totally works! When the phone is BT paired with the RWATCH I can call and make calls, receive and read SMS, and even use the OK GOOGLE/Google Voice commands to open apps, send SMS, etc. My "Assistant" app (android version of Siri) even talks to me thru the speaker and reacts to commands from the mic on the watch! It's pretty cool! I'm having fun with it! Hopefully if someone googles "Please install BT Notifier in smartphone error", this post may come up and save them some grief! Good luck saving money out there!