I have had mine since 15 Oct 2014.
I have posted a review on XDA here
Google+ here, with 44 pics
User manual. Google for SM-R750_UM_EU_Tizen_Eng_Rev.1.0_140926.pdf
Samsung Norway has it for download here:
someone, 24 Oct 2014@neil. Today I found the user manual for this watch. Yes, there is mentions of pairing. The wo... more@someone. Thanks for that. What is 'Kies' and OTA? I love the idea of this watch but like many others do not intend to run a Samsung phone with it. If set up can be done without them then that is great news. If you search 'Tizen samsung s gear unpacked' into YouTube then you can hear what is said straight from the top. Makes an interesting view.
I like it very much, problem is Battery can't last one day,especially with the SIM Card.
someone, 24 Oct 2014@neil. Today I found the user manual for this watch. Yes, there is mentions of pairing. The wo... moreHi, where did you get a user manual from? Can you please send me a link. Thanks
Can anyone tell me if this watch can run solo with a normal sim that I remove from my mobile phone, or does it have to be linked with a number that is on a host phone?
I can't wait to get this watch! I'm hoping they don't force me to have a cell phone. I have little need for a cell phone or voice service and the added cost would make it too expensive. I currently just carry a $10mo TracFone for my voice needs and work off of an $26mo iPAD. I need a good low cost data plan with little voice costs.
Wish they'd give a release ate for the USA!
@neil. Today I found the user manual for this watch. Yes, there is mentions of pairing. The wording is *can* , and not *requiered*. Firmware seems to be upgradable with Samsung Kies or OTA. I'm canceling my pre- order untill it's clear on how this actualy work and what devices are supported. I'm not going with a Samsung phone for a Samsung watch.
This device it the perfect companion for using a tablet as a cell phone. I currently use the Note 10.1 2014 (SM-P605) as my only cell phone. Yes this is an actual cell phone. It is the non US variant. It is so great using one device for everything. I use to carry around a cell phone and a tablet. I'm now of the opinion that any phone is too big as I don't what to put any of them in my pocket. So excited to pair this with my tablet.
Someone, 23 Oct 2014@Neil Are you 100% shure of this? That one must pair the Gear S to a Samsung phone. Anyone ... moreSamsung have reported a delay to some retailers in the supply for the 24th Oct. This *may* only be for unlocked watches but may affect other retailers.
Someone, 23 Oct 2014@Neil Are you 100% shure of this? That one must pair the Gear S to a Samsung phone. Anyone ... moreApparently the set up is the same as the gear 2. It needs to be paired with a Samsung device with Android 4.3 or later. I'm trying to get Samsung to tell me if this can be anyone's Samsung devices but their last customer support person said that the device had to be registered to the same owner. My order on hold at the moment.
Neil, 21 Oct 2014You will need one of the 'latest' Samsung phones to set up the watch. If you don't have one th... more@Neil
Are you 100% shure of this? That one must pair the Gear S to a Samsung phone. Anyone found a user guide for this? Have mine on pre- order, but will cancel if it's not a standalone Device.
in italy no date, no price, no idea, no retailers. absurde situation. so my next smartwatch sony version 3.
Jazzy, 08 Oct 2014As per all of the advertising, this phone can run independently of a mobile/cell phone device ... moreYou will need one of the 'latest' Samsung phones to set up the watch. If you don't have one the the watch will be useless. Not sure if the S5 qualifies.