I picked this up from verizon today. It is $5 per month. I carry 2 phones one personal and one work. I was able to take note (Work) as main number and put personal number in watch. When away from note example leave in truck while in store and it receives a call After 3 rings it forwards to watch. Watch is stand alone with personal number. I now can carry one phone :)
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2014It's not a stand alone smartphone after all! What a let down in the US... Smasung has a grea... moreNot true.. Just turn off the Bluetooth connection to your phone. You can use it as a stand alone device. That is why they give you a phone number when you activate it. Under settings go to the call menu and switch turn off Bluetooth then it should start working. I tried this as soon as I activated my gear s. It made the call without pairing to my s4. I also noticed that as long as you have a samsung device to do the initial setup, you can actually turn off the call forwarding that phone and set up call forwarding on any other phone to go to your gear s. I have a s4 with work phone but my personal is a LG G3.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2014I just chatted with AT&T in the US online to see if you can use their $150 discount for sw... moreWell I just purchased mine on a see rate plan with tmobil. It's 15 bucks a month unlimited everything. So as far as them saying it's not a stand alone device, I'm not sure as mine is set up as such.
clecer move gear s i truly firs tizen smartfon and 300mha battery and this posibilites thats good sighn
Facer for android watches
it seem that i cant download this app for tizen watch/ any similar app for facer
I completely agree. I have the Note 4 and just picked up the Gear S and the two work perfect together. There is so much packed into the G. Obviously is doesn't do everything and people are going to have their complaints but to be able to basically leave my phone at home when I run out for a bit or even if I forget it and the G stands in perfectly for that amount of time. Calls, Texts, Emails, Notifications, News, and if you set it up right and download the right apps you can do pretty much everything from the watch. The Note 4 is also a great device. Being so big however the G is a nice change of pace. Finally people talk about the looks. Its a space age looking 2 inch beautiful screen that I get looks all the time and people are amazed. Very happy with my purchases
I have the Samsung Gear S since last week and I am thoroughly impressed. It does everything as advertised and does them well. Amazing piece of electronics. Screen is crystal clear, layout easily learned and very useful. Size was concerning at first but it's very comfortable. My wife who generally is not technical even commented favorably. After using now for a week and seeing all this smart watch can do, I would defiantly recommend to anyone considering a smart watch, especially if you want a backup when you forget your phone. I am using in conjunction with the Note 4, also totally impressive
Loving my Gear S - its light, comfortable wear and the screen looks stunning. It uses bluetooth to connect to your samsung phone, will then use Wifi as an alternative connection - when neither of these are available, it will auto switch to 3G. Calls are clear to hear, texting is simple (even with the minuscule keypad). Photo gallery is easy to upload, MP3s are easily transferred via the Gear App etc. It doesn't seem to like FB notifications, but works ok with whatsapp, snapchat, gmail etc
Ayush, 12 Nov 2014can we use it without connecting a device.,.,yes it has its own sim card slot. so you dont need a smartphone to be connected to make calls or texts.
this ugly thing is more expensive than Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (320 Euro).
better get yourself Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, it is more capable and has more funtions than this smartwatch
Does this device able to sync sms and call history if paired with mobile phone like on the Gear 2 ?
molly, 10 Nov 2014Just bought mine yesterday. Found :
1.Battery consumption could be very high under heavy usag... moreNote 4 owner in Malaysia could claim 20% to buy Gear S, right?
Yeah, it will be great if they could give discount on gear circle too..
I believed Telco in Malaysia will sell gear S soon..
Just bought mine yesterday. Found :
1.Battery consumption could be very high under heavy usage (receiving call only)and it's last for 8 hours only.
2. Many notification from social networking applications (fb, twitter, etc) are unable to work. Whatsapp and email attachment can't be expand and review.
But this samsung gear S work perfect on receiving and making call or viewing sms (/mms as well?)when it's standalone under multisim.
Samsung should offer 50% discount to buyer with gear circle if purchase gear S.
In Malaysia, no even one telco willingly to sell gear s or offer gear circle when purchase a note 4 (at the time of writing). What a pity scenario....
Hoping for an AT&T "Black Friday" smokin' deal on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Gear S combo in the US! - $200 FOR BOTH ON 2YR CONTRACT WOULD BE SWEET -
Mr gear, 26 Oct 2014I like it very much, problem is Battery can't last one day,especially with the SIM Card.thats crap my battery lasts several days but why be whiny. How many days does your phone battery last? Some people are just made to whine and complain.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2014I just chatted with AT&T in the US online to see if you can use their $150 discount for sw... morePeople are just never happy. I love mine. No its not a stand alone but I can leave my phone at home and this watch still works like a phone. I can Google on it and everything.