Developer Experience


This is kind of an open question to you who are developing in Tizen Studio.

I'm a quite experienced developer (+15 years) who like to test different IDE's, SDK's etc to test applications on different platforms (Web, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, MacOS etc.).

I'm interested to be able to develop Tizen Wearable (Watch) applications since I'm an Galaxy Watch owner so I thought I try it out.

But after spending a few hours I still havn't been able to run the emulator or trying to run the app on my watch...

First there were problems installing the Tizen Studio IDE. After a few tries and Googling answers there was a specific version of JDK that was needed. There were a number of people having the problem during a number of years (which different version has been released) with difference solutions.

Finally I was able to install but the IDE didn't start. After some more Googling I downgraded JDK even more (to version 8) and it started.

Now I get an error in the emulator and I can't connect to my watch (Galaxy Watch).

I've searched for an answer but no solution seems to work.

So to my question(s):

Is it worth trying to continue?
It seems to be a very "broken" developer experience to use Tizen Studio?
Or am I unlucky somehow?

I'm using Windows 10.



2 Replies
Karthik Bhat

Hi Andreas,

We are sorry for the bad experience with Tizen Studio.  Tizen Studio will start supporting latest JAVA (i.e. JAVA 12) from 3.5 onwards till then it is recommended to use JDK 8.


Regarding Emulator Error could you share the exact problem you are facing? I hope you have installed HAXM and enabled CPU Virtualization as described here

If you could share the exact error you are facing it would help us solve the issue faster.


Regarding "I can't connect to my watch (Galaxy Watch)." could you please share if USB debugging was enabled? You can enable the same from the settings,

Please provide us the above info to guide you better.


Thanks and Regards

Karthik Bhat

Stefan Stoica

You can play with it but keep in mind that it is still at the beginning. The lack of support and missing implementations (especialy on WEB part) is frustrating for a developer. It has potential but I don't think Samsung wants to invest to speed up its development.