Anonymous, 07 Nov 2014I just chatted with AT&T in the US online to see if you can use their $150 discount for sw... moreThis is a standalone smart watch. It depends which network you purchase it on. You can purchase it outright and get it on its own phone and data plan. I have worked for 2 of the major cellular phone companies and worked directly for Samsung. I was involved with the Samsung Gear S during its development. The issues that people are talking about concerning whether the smart watch is standalone or not is more about the marketing of the carrier. Samsung suggests which Samsung phones and recommended devices it can be paired with as an accessory and it can offer more functionality. If you choose to pair it with one of these phones you don't have to pay the stand alone charge for the separate data plan. Reality check, Keep in mind the carriers are out to make money so that is how they are positioning and marketing it. If you buy one outright it is already set up to function on any of the main cellular carriers and they have already set up data plans for them. If they promoted them to work as standalones they would loose a major opportunity.
New smart watch on maket: Weloop Tommy.
21 days on single charge amazing.
Simple watch with nofications monochromatic display .
best battery life on market
There needs to be custom ringtones and Notifications sounds. The one and only complaint I have. I have a few days left before I need to return it and this is a big issue for me. I will more than likely return it just because of this.
I charged the Gear S 2 nights ago so I am almost on day 2, about 37 hours now with moderate use, notifications for Messages and phone forwarding on. Have used the mobile radio on and off but not for extended times. Played with it on and off and am still at 22%. Also have the wake up motion enabled. Id say the battery life is about that of a smart phone. Wish it was a week but its not. Really like the Gear S, dont really need it as I have a smart phone but it a cool tech watch.
for better battery life diable display wake up gesture , gps go to 2g not 3g enable auto on/off gsm when paired with phone via bt
but most inportant disable motion diplay wake up gesture
1. It is not pairing with Note 10.1 2014 edition even it is written in Samsung and many web sites that the Galaxy Gear™ is currently compatible with devices running 4.3 or higher.
2.I cannot send and receive any Emails and other notification as standalone devices. The gear has to be connected with a compatible device via Bluetooth to use this function.
3.I cannot delete any application which installed on the gear without reset the device to the factory setting.
4.I cannot save or delete or edit the phone contact list.
5.The speaker is very low.
6.The GPS is not function properly
battery , 20 Nov 2014my battery died out in 3 h wtf.. any one else have this problem?i was using it like a monbile ... moreI too have had battery problems. Battery died in less than 1.5 hours when I used the Nike plus run application. I exchanged the watch and got a similar result.
AnonD-33554, 18 Nov 2014I hv bought this gear s, within 1 week use i hv a few minor scratches... so sad... no gorilla ... moreSomeone said "I hv bought this gear s, within 1 week use i hv a few minor scratches... so sad... no gorilla glass or saphire glass protection... poor UI, not very responsive n lack of sensitivity and also occasional stutter lag... high price, very nice design but very poor hardware..."
I too have had it for a week, the battery life is about like any other phone, 1 to 1.5 days depending on how its used. It will last at least a full day if using bluetooth for the most part like me. If using its sim Radio then probably a lot less. As far as the toughness, its like a dress watch, you dont get rough with it, you try to take care of it. As for stutter etc, I havent noticed any issues. The screen scratches, I put a bad azz screen cover on it just like I did with my phone so not too worried. Its a nice piece of hardware.
I have had my Gear S for a couple of days now and love the thing. My only complaints are the lack of voice to text when messaging and the battery life. The swipe does work well when using the keyboard but cmon it has s voice.
If you leave it in network always on mode or make lots of calls/text the battery is chewed in no time ~3-4hrs
AnonD-333925, 22 Nov 2014Kindly need your reply in my question, must the both numbers in smart watch and mobile device ... moreIt will be seperate numbers. Two sims, means two numbers.
Thought your Phone will be the primary number if linked togather.
Kindly need your reply in my question, must the both numbers in smart watch and mobile device will be same or different ? and if the answer is different, if i receive a call to the smart watch, can i by forward the call to mobile device, if i did not connect the smart watch to the device , thanks
Hello. Could you please share with me any experience regarding battery. Really I like it, but I am not sure with battery when using phone function. Thanks
my battery died out in 3 h wtf.. any one else have this problem?i was using it like a monbile whit the sim