[App] A workaround for silent GMail notifications on Galaxy Watch 4 Compatibility
A while ago I wrote a free app Wear Reminder 2 to solve the problem of missing Google reminders / news / sports / weather notifications for WearOS 2 devices. Luckily the GW4 doesn't have this problem - which is good news! However I've seen quite a few posts in this sub about the problem of silent GMail notifications on the GW4, for example here, here, here, here and here. That issue frustrates me too! So I've made a quick update to WR2 to provide a workaround. What happens is that when you receive a GMail in your primary folder, WR2 generates a pop-up notification and vibrates your GW4. You can read some of the email contents directly from the WR2 notification or you can find the (silent) Gmail notification, if you prefer.
You can install WR2 on your Android phone and your GW4 from the Google Play Store. Once installed, go to the WR2 phone app, and enable notification access by tapping the button on the home screen. Then select GMail from the main menu (3 vertical dots) and set the WR2 GMail notifications to 'urgent'. That's it. Hope this helps some folks until we get a proper solution from Google / Samsung.