It's not a stand alone smartphone after all! What a let down in the US... Smasung has a great device that is screaming to be a stand alone phone. Why all the rediculous additional pairing requirements? So sad I can't buy and use the Gear S as my only cell phone. So, so sad... :-((
I just chatted with AT&T in the US online to see if you can use their $150 discount for switching carriers and porting your number over with this device. They told me this device is NOT CONSIDERED A PHONE, but an "accessary." That means you can not take advantage of their carrier switch offer. In addition, they will NOT let you use this as you only phone. They claim you MUST have a compatible smart phone too. What a bunch of BS! Can this be purchased in factory unlocked form somewhere? Can you just put your SIM in an unlocked Gear S and start talking? Or do you have to link it to a compatible smart phone to activate it?
For those who mad comments about "dumping their phone" and using this as their primary device. If you need a camera. I clearly state "IF". Your out of luck with this device.
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