SM-R130
User Manual
English (EU). 09/2014. Rev.1.1
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
Read me first
Using the Samsung Gear
app
22 Launching the Samsung Gear app
23 Connecting with a wearable device
23 Gear SoundAlive
24Notifications
24Settings
25 User manual
Getting started
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5
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About Gear Circle
Package contents
Device layout
Charging the battery
Turning the Circle on and off
Wearing the Circle
Adjusting the volume
Appendix
26Troubleshooting
28 Removing the battery (non-removable
type)
Connecting via Bluetooth
13Bluetooth
14 Connecting to other devices
16 Connecting to two devices
17 Reconnecting and disconnecting
devices
Using the Circle
18 Wearing status of the Circle
19Calls
21 Playing music
21 Launching S Voice
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Read me first
Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Images may differ in appearance from the actual product. Content is subject to change
without prior notice.
Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: essential information for using the device
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
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Getting started
About Gear Circle
With this Bluetooth headset (also referred to as Circle), you can connect with Bluetoothenabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets. You can answer calls and play music from
the connected devices.
You can also use the following features:
• The neckband vibrates to notify you of incoming calls and provides a comfortable fit.
• The earphones contain magnets so that they can be connected. You can end calls and
stop listening to music by connecting the earphones together.
• You can answer incoming calls by disconnecting the earphones.
• You can use additional features, such as adjusting the sound effect or setting the
notification feature, by connecting the Circle to other devices using the Samsung Gear
app.
• The Circle can be connected with two devices simultaneously.
• The Circle delivers clear sound by reducing background noise.
• The Circle is compatible with devices that support Bluetooth connections.
• Some features may not be available for some connected devices.
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Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• Earbud tips (3 pairs, S/M/L)
• Neck guides (for outdoor activities, S/M/L)
• Charger
• Quick start guide
• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Device layout
Charger port
Neckband (Vibration
notification/Charging area)
Magnet sensor
Volume control touch pad
Play/Talk key
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Charging indicator
Microphone
Status indicator
Left earphone
Right earphone
Power switch
Controls
Name
Function
Power switch
• Slide up or down to turn the Circle on or off.
• Press to answer or end a call.
• Press to play music or pause playback.
Play/Talk key
• Press to re-enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
• Press twice to skip to the next song.
• Press and hold for 1 second to reject a call or to launch S Voice.
Volume control
touch pad
• Press and hold for 3 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
• Swipe upwards or downwards to adjust the volume during media
playback or a call.
• Swipe upwards or downwards to stop the Circle vibration when a
call comes in.
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Status indicator
Status
Colour
Bluetooth pairing
mode
• Blinking green, blue, and red
Power on
• Blinking blue 3 times
Power off
• Blinking red 3 times
Incoming call
• Blinking blue
Charging indicator
Status
Colour
Charging
• Red
Fully charged
• Green
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using the Circle for the first time or when the Circle has been
unused for extended periods. A computer can be also used to charge the Circle by
connecting them via the USB cable.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the headset.
If the battery is completely discharged, the headset cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the headset.
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1 Open the charger port cover.
2 Plug the small end of the charger into the charger port of the Circle.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
3 Plug the large end of the charger into an electric socket.
• While charging, the device may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the
device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger
may stop charging.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a
Samsung Service Centre.
4 After fully charging, disconnect the Circle from the charger. First unplug the charger from
the Circle, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
Viewing the battery power level
When you connect the Circle to other devices using the Samsung Gear app, you can view
the Circle’s battery power level on the Samsung Gear’s main screen. Refer to Launching the
Samsung Gear app for more information.
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• When the battery power is low, the Circle beeps and the status indicator flashes
red.
• Calls on the Circle will automatically transfer to the connected device if the Circle is
turned off.
• The Circle can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge
the battery.
Turning the Circle on and off
Slide the Power switch up to turn on the Circle. The status indicator will flash blue 3 times.
To turn off the Circle, slide the Power switch down. After the status indicator flashes red
3 times, the Circle will turn off.
On
Off
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
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Wearing the Circle
1 Select a set of the provided earbud tips that fit your ears.
2 Select the earbud tip for the left or right ear.
Each earbud tip is marked with L for the left ear and R for the right ear.
3 Cover the latch at the bottom of the earphone with the earbud tip.
4 Hold the bottom of the earphone and cover the rest of the earphone with the earbud tip.
• Do not put the earphones in your ears without earbud tips.
• Do not pull the earbud tip excessively. The earbud tip may tear.
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5 Turn the earphone upside down and check the covering. Cover the other earphone with
an earbud tip.
6 Wear the Circle as shown in the image below.
Using the neck guide
Wearing the Circle using the neck guide (for outdoor activities) will prevent the neckband
from falling off of your neck.
1 Insert the neckband into the neck guide.
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2 Wear the Circle as show in the image below.
Adjusting the volume
Swipe upwards on the Volume control touch pad to increase the sound while you are wearing
the earphones.
Swipe downwards on the Volume control touch pad to decrease the sound while you are
wearing the earphones.
• The Volume control touch pad cannot be used while the earphones are connected.
• When the volume reaches its maximum or minimum value, the Circle will vibrate.
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Connecting via Bluetooth
Bluetooth
About Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that uses a 2.4 GHz frequency to connect to
various devices over short distances. It can connect and exchange data with other Bluetooth
enabled devices, such as mobile devices, computers, printers, and other digital home
appliances, without connecting via cables.
Notices for using Bluetooth
• To avoid problems when connecting your device to another device, place the devices
close to each other.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the Bluetooth
connection range (10 m). The distance may vary depending on the environment the
devices are used in.
• Ensure that there are no obstacles between the headset and a connected device,
including human bodies, walls, corners, or fences.
• Do not touch the Bluetooth antenna of a connected device.
• Bluetooth uses the same frequency as some industrial, scientific, medical, and low power
products and interference may occur when making connections near these types of
products.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth SIG, may
be incompatible with the headset.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies of files
or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
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Connecting to other devices
To use the Circle, you must pair it with another device. After pairing with a device, the Circle
will automatically connect to the device in the future.
You can connect the Circle to other devices using the Samsung Gear app or via Bluetooth.
Connecting devices using the Samsung Gear app
Install the Samsung Gear app on the other device and connect the Circle to the device.
The Samsung Gear app is available for Samsung smartphones that have more than
1 GB of memory and runs Android 4.2.2 or higher.
1 Other device Download the Samsung Gear app from GALAXY Apps. You can also visit
apps.samsung.com/gear to download the Samsung Gear app.
2 Other device Turn on the Bluetooth feature.
3 Circle Turn on the Circle.
When you turn on the Circle for the first time, the Circle automatically enters Bluetooth
pairing mode. The status indicator flashes green, blue, and then red for 3 minutes.
4 Other device On the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear.
5 Other device From the search results, tap Gear Circle.
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Connecting via Bluetooth
6 Other device Read and agree to the terms and conditions, and then tap Finish.
When the devices are connected properly, the Circle will beep and vibrate.
Connecting devices via Bluetooth
1 Circle Turn on the Circle.
When you turn on the Circle for the first time, the Circle automatically enters Bluetooth
pairing mode. The status indicator flashes green, blue, and then red for 3 minutes.
2 Other device Turn on the Bluetooth feature.
3 Other device Access the Bluetooth menu and search for Bluetooth devices.
4 Other device From the search results, tap Gear Circle.
When the devices are connected properly, the Circle will beep and vibrate.
• Place the Circle near to the device to connect.
• If the Circle does not enter Bluetooth pairing mode, separate the earphones and
press and hold the Play/Talk key for 3 seconds. While the earphones are connected
to each other, the Circle cannot enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
• You can connect to another device only after disconnecting a previously
connected device. If the Circle is already connected to another device, end the
connection and restart the pairing.
• The method for connecting via Bluetooth may vary depending on the connected
devices. For more information, refer to the user manual of the connected device.
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Connecting via Bluetooth
Connecting to two devices
The Circle can connect to two Bluetooth-enabled devices at the same time.
When you connect the Circle to two devices, the last device you connect is recognised as the
primary device. The other device is recognised as the secondary device. If you connect the
Circle to two smartphones, only one smartphone can be connected using the Samsung Gear
app. The device that is connected using the Samsung Gear app is always the primary device.
If a call comes in to two devices at the same time, you can answer the primary device’s call
using the Circle. When you launch S Voice or answer a call using the Circle’s Play/Talk key, the
primary device will perform the actions.
1 Connect to the Circle with a device via Bluetooth.
2 Separate the earphones and press and hold the Play/Talk key for 3 seconds.
The Circle enters Bluetooth pairing mode and the first device will be disconnected.
3 On the second device, access the Bluetooth menu and connect with the Circle.
4 On the first device, reconnect the Circle.
• When the two connected devices play music simultaneously, the Circle only
streams from one device. When you pause the currently-playing file, the file playing
on the other device will play automatically.
• When streaming files from a computer to the Circle using a Bluetooth dongle, the
streaming can be cut off.
• This feature may not be supported on some devices.
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Reconnecting and disconnecting devices
Reconnecting the devices
The connection between the Circle and the connected device may disconnect when using
the devices over long distances. When the connection is ended, the Circle will beep and
vibrate. Place the Circle near the device to reconnect. When the devices are reconnected, the
Circle will beep and vibrate.
If the connection is lost due to a problem with the device, press the Play/Talk key on the Circle
or access the Bluetooth menu on the device. If the earphones are connected, separate them
and reconnect the devices.
Disconnecting the devices
Turn off the Circle or deactivate the Bluetooth feature on the connected device.
Unpairing the devices
Use the connected device’s Bluetooth menu to unpair the devices. For more details, refer to
the device’s user manual.
To reconnect the device and the Circle, pair the devices again.
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Wearing status of the Circle
The earphones contain magnets so that they can be connected.
The method for receiving calls differs depending on whether the earphones are connected or
separated.
The Gear Circle contains magnets in its earbuds. The American Heart Association
(US) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK) both warn
that magnets can affect the operation of implanted pacemakers, cardioverters,
defibrillators, insulin pumps or other electro medical devices (collectively, “Medical
Device”) within the range of 15 cm (6 inches). If you are a user of any of these Medical
Devices, DO NOT USE THE GEAR CIRCLE UNLESS YOU HAVE CONSULTED WITH YOUR
PHYSICIAN.
• Do not store your device near magnetic fields. Magnetic stripe cards, including
credit cards, phone cards, passbooks, and boarding passes, may be damaged by
magnetic fields.
• Do not bend or twist the device. Do not apply excessive pressure to the device.
• Do not pull on any part of the device excessively.
• Wearing the Circle: Putting the earphones on your ears or wearing the Circle around your
neck while the earphones are not connected to each other.
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Using the Circle
• Connecting the earphones: The earphones are connected to each other.
Calls
Answering and rejecting calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in while you are wearing the Circle, the Circle will beep and vibrate. Press
the Play/Talk key to answer the call.
When a call comes in while the earphones are connected, the Circle will vibrate. Separate
the earphones and put them on your ears. When you separate the earphones, the call will be
received.
Rejecting a call
Press and hold the Play/Talk key for 1 second or connect the earphones.
• When a call comes in, the Circle will vibrate. To stop the vibration, swipe upwards or
downwards on the Volume control touch pad.
• If a call comes in while the Circle is connected with a smartphone, the Circle reads
the caller information. You can answer or reject calls using voice commands. Avoid
saying a voice command while the Circle is vibrating.
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Using options during a call
Adjusting the volume
During a call, swipe upwards or downwards on the Volume control touch pad.
Switching sound output
Use the related menu on the connected device to switch sound output between the Circle
and the connected device.
When the earphones are connected, you can automatically switch the sound output to the
Circle by separating the earphones.
Placing a call on hold
During a call, press and hold the Play/Talk key.
To retrieve the held call, press and hold the Play/Talk key again.
Answering a second call
When a call comes in during a call, the Circle will beep.
To end the first call and answer the second call, press the Play/Talk key.
To put the first call on hold and answer the second call, press and hold the Play/Talk key. To
switch between the current call and the held call, press and hold the Play/Talk key.
Ending a call
Press the Play/Talk key or reconnect the earphones.
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Playing music
Play music from the connected devices. When you answer a call while a file is playing, the file
will pause and resume automatically when the call is ended.
Playing music
Press the Play/Talk key.
The most recently-played music file will play automatically in the default music app installed
on the connected device.
Pausing and resuming playback
Press the Play/Talk key or connect the earphones to pause playback.
To resume playback, separate the earphones and press the Play/Talk key.
Skipping to the next song
Press the Play/Talk key twice to skip to the next song while playing music.
Adjusting the volume
Swipe upwards or downwards on the Volume control touch pad to adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume on the connected device when you cannot hear sounds on your
Circle at full volume.
Launching S Voice
While you are wearing the Circle, press and hold the Play/Talk key for 1 second.
If the connected device support S Voice, you can use the app via the Circle.
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Using the Samsung Gear app
Launching the Samsung Gear app
The Samsung Gear app allows wearable devices, such as the Gear, to connect to a
smartphone. This app allows you to use additional features. If the Circle and the other device
are connected using the Samsung Gear app, you can access the features, such as adjusting
the sound effect or setting the notification feature.
• The Samsung Gear app is available for Samsung smartphones that have more than
1 GB of memory and runs Android 4.2.2 or higher.
• You can simultaneously connect the Circle, a smartphone, and a wearable device
using the Samsung Gear app.
• If you connect the Circle to two smartphones, only one smartphone can be
connected using the Samsung Gear app.
• Some features may not be available for some connected devices.
On the connected device, open the Apps screen and tap Samsung Gear to launch it.
View wearable device
connections.
Access additional options.
Connection status
Battery power level
Select a sound effect.
Change the settings for voice
notifications.
Change the Circle settings.
View help information.
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Connecting with a wearable device
On the Samsung Gear main screen, tap → Search for new devices. You can connect to
another wearable device only after disconnecting the connected Circle.
Gear SoundAlive
Select a sound effect or adjust the sound effect manually.
On the Samsung Gear main screen, tap Gear SoundAlive.
Return to the previous screen.
Use additional options.
Apply the recommended
setting.
Select a sound effect.
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Using the Samsung Gear app
Notifications
Set the device to notify you of missed calls and new messages received on the connected
device via voice notification to the Circle. You can skip to the next notification by pressing the
Play/Talk key. To stop notifications, connect the earphones.
On the Samsung Gear main screen, tap Notifications, tap the Notifications switch to activate
it, and then select apps.
Blocking notifications
Set the device to restrict voice notifications to the Circle when the screen of the connected
device is turned on.
Tick Limit notifications.
Notification settings
Set the Circle to receive voice notifications from apps with or without detailed information.
Tap
next to the apps you want and select an option.
Settings
Configure the Circle and set various options.
On the Samsung Gear main screen, tap Settings.
Connected earphones settings
Set the Circle to end a call or pause playback when you connect the earphones together.
Tap Clasp control and tap the Clasp control switch to activate it.
To set whether the device resumes playback when you disconnect the earphones, tap
to Media control and select an option.
next
To set the device not to pause playback when you connect the earphones, deselect Media
control.
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Using S Voice
Set the device to launch S Voice when you press and hold the Play/Talk key on the Circle for
1 second.
Tap Voice control and tap the Voice control switch to activate it.
To set the device to receive or reject calls using voice commands, tick Incoming calls.
To select a priority device to use with voice commands, tap Default voice control dev and
select an option.
Setting the priority device is only available when the Circle is simultaneously
connected with a smartphone and a wearable device.
Using the hearing monitor
View the hearing damage level that can occur when you are exposed to excessive volume.
It measures your exposure to loud sounds and shows as a percentage based on the daily
noise exposure level by the Noise at Work Regulations.
Tap Volume monitor and tap the Volume monitor switch to activate it.
Setting the priority device
Select a priority device to play music file when the Circle is connected to two devices.
Tap Default play back Device and select an option.
This feature is only available when the Circle is simultaneously connected with a
smartphone and a wearable device.
User manual
You can view information about using the Circle.
On the Samsung Gear main screen, tap User manual.
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Appendix
Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your Circle.
Your Circle does not turn on
When the battery is completely discharged, your Circle will not turn on. Charge the battery
completely before turning on the Circle.
The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• If the battery terminals are dirty, the battery may not charge properly or the device may
turn off. Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and try charging the battery again.
• The battery in the Circle is not user-replaceable. To have the battery replaced, visit a
Samsung Service Centre.
Another Bluetooth device cannot locate your Circle
• Ensure that your Circle is in Bluetooth pairing mode.
• Ensure that your Circle and the other Bluetooth device are within the Bluetooth
connection range (10 m).
Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect
to.
• Ensure that your Circle and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
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Bluetooth connect is often disconnected
• Ensure there are no obstacles between the devices, the operating distance may be
reduced.
• Ensure that your Circle and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
You cannot hear others speaking
• Adjust the Circle volume.
• Adjust the volume on the connected device when you cannot hear sounds on your Circle
at full volume.
Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume by swiping upwards or downwards on the Volume control touch pad. Or,
move to another area.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
Audio quality is poor
• Wireless network services may be disabled due to issues with the service provider’s
network. Ensure to keep the Circle away from electromagnetic waves.
• Ensure that your Circle and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
The Circle works differently as described in the manual
• Available functions may differ depending on the connected device.
• Some features cannot be used when two devices are connected with the Circle at the
same time.
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Appendix
Removing the battery (non-removable type)
• These instructions are only for your service provider or an authorised repair agent.
• Damage or faults caused by the unauthorised removal of the battery are not
covered by the warranty.
• To remove or replace the battery, contact your service provider or an authorised
repair agent.
1 Open the charger port cover, and insert a flat edged tool into the gap beside the charger
port.
Then, open the cover by lifting the tool upwards as shown in the image below.
2 Remove the cover.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the cover.
3 Disconnect the battery connector and remove the tape as shown in the image below.
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4 Pull up the battery and cut the cable where shown in the image below.
5 Remove the battery.
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Copyright
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