SM-R750
User Manual
English (EU). 12/2014. Rev.1.3
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
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38 Power saving feature
39 Transferring files between the Gear
and a computer
40 Upgrading the Gear
Getting started
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About the Gear S
Package contents
Device layout
Using the SIM card
Wearing the Gear
Replacing the strap
Turning the Gear on and off
Connecting the Gear to a mobile
device
Notices for using Bluetooth
Turning on or off the screen
Adjusting the brightness of the display
Adjusting the volume
Switching to silent mode
Network & communication
42 Mobile data
42Wi-Fi
43 Remote connection
43Phone
48Contacts
49Messages
51Email
Useful apps
52 S Health
62 S Voice
64Schedule
64Navigator
65Running
66 Music Player
68 News Briefing
68Weather
68Alarm
69Gallery
70 Find My Device
Basics
24 Using the touchscreen
27 Basic controls
29 Home screen layout
33 Setting the privacy lock
34 Using notifications
35 Entering text
37Motions
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Settings
Appendix
71 An introduction
71 Customising settings
71Style
72Call
73Sound
73Display
74Connections
76Notifications
76Messages
76 Do not disturb
76 Double press
77 Privacy lock
77Motions
77 Language & input
79 Power saving
79 Reset Gear
80 Gear info
90Troubleshooting
95 Removing the battery (non-removable
type)
Samsung Gear app
81 Samsung Gear
82 Home screen styler
82Music
83Image
83Notifications
84 Samsung Gear Apps
84 Find My Gear
85Settings
89 User manual
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Please read this manual before using this Gear to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the Gear’s default settings.
• Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, or
software version, and is subject to change without prior notice.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the Gear or apps to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this Gear
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For
large data transfers, it is recommended to use the Wi-Fi feature.
• Default apps that come with the Gear are subject to updates and may no longer be
supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with
the Gear, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service
providers.
• Modifying the Gear’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources may
result in Gear malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations of
your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Maintaining water and dust resistance
The device may be damaged if water or dust enters the device. Follow these tips carefully to
prevent damage to the device and to maintain the water- and dust-resistant performance of
the device.
• Do not immerse the device in water deeper than 1 m and keep it submerged for more
than 30 minutes.
• Do not expose the device to water moving with force, such as water running from a tap,
ocean waves, or waterfalls.
• If the device or your hands are wet, dry them thoroughly before handling the device.
• The rubber seal fitted to the SIM card cover is an important component of the device.
Take care when opening and closing the SIM card cover to avoid damaging the rubber
seal. Also, ensure that the rubber seal is free from debris, such as sand or dust to prevent
damage to the device.
• If the device is exposed to freshwater, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If the
device is exposed to any liquid other than freshwater, rinse the device with freshwater
immediately and dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. Failure to rinse the device
in freshwater and dry it as instructed may cause the device to suffer from operability
or cosmetic issues.
• If the device is dropped or receives an impact, the water-and dust-resistant features of
the device may be damaged.
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• If the device has been immersed in water or the microphone or the speaker is wet,
sound may not be heard clearly during a call. Ensure that the microphone or the speaker
is clean and dry by wiping it with a dry cloth.
• The touchscreen and other features may not work properly if the device is used in water
or in other liquids.
• Your device has been tested in a controlled environment and certified to be waterand dust-resistant in specific situations (meets requirements of classification IP67 as
described by the international standard IEC 60529 - Degrees of Protection provided
by Enclosures [IP Code]; test conditions: 15 - 35°C, 86 - 106 kPa, 1 metre, 30 minutes).
Despite this classification, your device is not impervious to water damage in any
situation.
Overheat precautions
To avoid device malfunction, skin discomfort or damage, and battery draining, an initial
warning will appear on the device if it reaches a specific temperature. If the device
temperature continues to rise, a second warning will appear, at which time all calls and device
functions will be disabled until the device cools down to a specific temperature, except for
outgoing emergency calls.
If you are on an emergency call when the second warning appears, the call will remain active
until terminated. If the device temperature rises further, a third warning will appear; at this
time, the entire device will shut down. Any emergency call that is connected at the time will
remain active until you terminate the call. However, no new calls, including emergency calls,
may be made until device cools down to a specific temperature.
If you feel discomfort while using the device, stop using it and remove it from your wrist.
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About the Gear S
Connecting the Gear S (also referred to as Gear) to your mobile device allows you to check
mobile device notifications, answer or make calls, view messages, and more.
After connecting the Gear to the mobile device via Bluetooth for the first time, you
can use the following features of the Gear, even when it is not connected to the
mobile device:
• Receive mobile device notifications.
• Use calling and messaging features.
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Gear
• Charging dock
• Quick start guide
• The items supplied with the Gear and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this Gear and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the Gear before purchase.
• Some accessories, such as docking devices, may not have the same water- and
dust-resistance certification.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause
the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Device layout
Gear
Light sensor
UV sensor
Power/Home key
SIM card cover
Speaker
Heart rate sensor
Charging terminals
Microphone
• Humidity and liquids may damage your Gear. Keep your Gear dry.
• Ensure that the strap is kept clean. Contact with contaminants, such as dust and
dye, can cause stains on the strap that may not be fully removed.
• The UV sensor may not be supported in some regions.
• If the speaker is wet, sound may be distorted. Ensure that the speaker is dry.
• Make sure the microphone at the bottom right of the Gear is not covered by your
sleeve when speaking into the Gear.
• The colours on the curved screen may look different depending on your viewing
position.
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Charging dock with battery
Multipurpose jack
LED indicator
Charging terminals
• The charging dock also can be used as a supplementary battery. Charge the Gear
by connecting it to the charging dock.
• Charging the Gear using the charging dock without a charger charges the battery
to less than half of the battery’s capacity. To fully charge the Gear, use the charger.
• The charging dock can be independently charged when it is connected to the
charger. When the charging dock is connected with the Gear, both devices will
charge.
Key
Key
Function
• Press and hold to turn the Gear on or off.
Power/Home
• Press to move to the Clock screen.
• Press to turn on the screen.
• Press and hold for more than 7 seconds to restart the Gear.
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Using the SIM card
Installing the SIM card
Insert the SIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.
• Only nano-SIM cards work with the device.
• The available features may differ depending on whether or not a SIM card is
installed.
1 Remove the SIM card cover.
SIM ejector tool
Use the SIM ejector tool when you open the SIM card cover to avoid damaging your
fingernail.
Use caution not to lose the SIM card cover and the SIM ejector tool.
2 Insert the SIM card on the inside of the SIM card cover with the gold-coloured contacts
facing outwards.
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3 Place the SIM card cover on the Gear and press the cover to close it.
Ensure that the SIM card cover is closed tightly to prevent water and dust entering
the device. Open or loose the cover may allow water and dust to enter the device and
cause damage.
After you install the SIM card, restart the Gear.
Removing the SIM card
1 Open the SIM card cover.
2 Pull out the SIM card.
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Charging the battery
Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also
used to charge the Gear 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 Gear.
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the Gear cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few
minutes before turning on the Gear.
• The charging dock provided with the Gear is used for charging the Gear’s battery.
Take care not to lose the dock.
• Before charging the battery ensure that the charging terminals of the Gear and the
charging dock are free of foreign material, such as sweat, liquid, or dust. Clean the
charging terminals with a soft dry cloth.
1 Confirm the location of the charging terminals on the Gear and the charging dock.
Charging dock with battery
Charging terminals
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2 Connect the Gear to the charging dock with the charging terminals facing each other.
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3 Plug the small end of the charger into the multipurpose jack of the charging dock.
4 Plug the large end of the charger into an electric socket.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the Gear. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• If the Gear receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may
not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the Gear.
• While charging, the Gear may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the
Gear’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger
may stop charging.
• If the Gear is not charging properly, contact to a Samsung Service Centre.
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After fully charging, disconnect the Gear from the charging dock. Then, disconnect the
charging dock from the USB cable and unplug the USB power adapter 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.
Checking the charging dock’s battery level
When you connect the Gear and the charging dock, the LED indicator flashes one of the
colours listed below to indicate the battery level.
Battery level
Indicator light colour
100 – 80%
Blue
80 – 20%
Green
20 – 5%
Red
5 – 0%
Red blinking
• When a charging dock error occurs, the LED indicator flashes yellow. Contact a
Samsung Service Centre for service support.
• To check the Gear’s battery level, view the Gear’s screen.
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About using battery
• Battery operating time is affected by device usage patterns and the condition of the
battery.
• The battery is a consumable item. Battery life can be reduced when multiple apps or
features are running simultaneously. Also, even if the device is not being used, battery life
may be reduced.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
Reducing the battery consumption
Your Gear provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
• When you are not using the Gear, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Home key.
• Activate power saving mode.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
• Deactivate the clock always on feature.
• Deactivate the voice wake-up feature in S Voice.
• Customise the notification settings in Samsung Gear on the mobile device.
Wearing the Gear
1 Release the buckle.
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• Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you release the clasp.
• Do not bend the strap excessively. Doing so may damage the Gear.
2 Open the clasp and place the strap around your wrist. Fit the strap to your wrist, secure it
with the pin, and then press the buckle to close it.
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Pin
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To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Gear, wear the Gear firmly
around your lower arm just above the wrist. Refer to Wearing the Gear for details.
Replacing the strap
Detach the strap from the Gear to replace it with a new one.
1 Hold the Gear and pull the strap upwards to detach the Gear.
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2 Insert one end of the Gear into the mounting hole of a new strap. Then, insert the other
end of the Gear into the hole and pull the strap up at the same time.
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3 Ensure that the Gear is sitting securely in the mounting hole and that it is properly
aligned with the strap.
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Turning the Gear on and off
When you turn on the Gear for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions. The
instructions describe how to connect the Gear to a mobile device and to set up the Gear.
Press and hold the Home key for a few seconds to turn on the Gear. A pop-up window
appears providing on-screen instructions that prompt you to download and install the
Samsung Gear app. You can use the Gear only after the Samsung Gear app is installed on the
mobile device. Refer to Connecting the Gear to a mobile device for details.
To turn off the Gear, press and hold the Home key, and then tap Power 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.
Connecting the Gear to a mobile device
Install the Samsung Gear app on the mobile device and connect the Gear to the device via
Bluetooth.
You cannot install the Samsung Gear app on the mobile devices that do not support
Gear syncing. Ensure that your mobile device is compatible with a Gear.
1 Gear Turn on the Gear.
2 Gear Read the download information in the pop-up window and tap Next. The Gear’s
model details appear.
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3 Mobile device Download the Samsung Gear app from GALAXY Apps.
You can also visit apps.samsung.com/gear to download the Samsung Gear app.
4 Mobile device On the All apps screen, tap Samsung Gear.
5 Mobile device Select the Gear model name (for example, Gear S (0000)) that appeared
in Step 2.
6 Mobile device When the Bluetooth pairing request window appears, tap OK.
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7 Gear When the connection window appears, tap OK.
8 Mobile device When the legal notice window appears, follow the on-screen
instructions and tap Finish.
9 Mobile device Tick items to receive notifications from and tap OK.
When the devices are connected, the Samsung Gear app launches on the mobile device
and the Clock screen appears with a tutorial on the Gear.
When you establish the connection, the mobile device requests for you to sign in using
your Samsung account. If you sign in to your Samsung account, you can use the remote
connection feature when the Gear is not connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth.
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• Connection methods and screenshots may vary depending on the type of device
and the device’s software version.
• When connecting the Gear to another mobile device
If you want to connect the Gear to a newly purchased mobile device or to another
mobile device for the first time, reset the Gear. Resetting the Gear will remove the
data from the memory. After the reset, you can connect the Gear to a different
mobile device. Refer to Reset Gear for more information.
Notices for using Bluetooth
• To avoid problems when connecting your Gear to another mobile device, place the devices
close to each other.
• Ensure that your Gear 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 your Gear and a connected mobile device,
including human bodies, walls, corners, or fences.
• Do not touch the Bluetooth antenna of a connected mobile 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.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or received via
the Bluetooth feature.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted and properly
secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating distance may be
reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth SIG, may
be incompatible with your Gear.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies of files
or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth feature.
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Turning on or off the screen
Pressing the Home key on the Clock screen turns off the screen. Also, the screen turns off if
the Gear is not used for a specified period.
To turn on the screen, press the Home key. The Gear will display the Clock screen. If you want
to view the last page accessed before the screen was turned off, refer to Display for more
information.
To check the current status of the Gear and view the remaining battery power, double-tap
anywhere on the screen with two fingers. You can also adjust the volume and the brightness
of the display.
Adjusting the brightness of the display
You can adjust the display’s brightness on the Gear to suit the environment.
On the Clock screen, drag upwards from the bottom edge of the screen, tap Settings →
Display → Brightness, adjust the brightness, and then tap OK. Alternatively, open the Clock
screen, drag downwards from the top of the screen, and then drag the brightness adjustment
bar left or right.
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Adjusting the volume
On the Clock screen, drag upwards from the bottom edge of the screen, tap Settings →
Sound → Volume. Then, select an item and adjust it and tap OK. Alternatively, open the
Clock screen, drag downwards from the top of the screen, and drag the volume adjustment
bar left or right.
Do not hold the Gear’s speaker close to your ears. Excessive exposure to loud sounds
can cause hearing damage.
Switching to silent mode
Use one of the following methods:
• Press and hold the Home key, and then tap Sound or Vibration.
• On the Clock screen, drag upwards from the bottom edge of the screen, tap Settings →
Sound → Sound mode → Vibrate or Mute.
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Using the touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• The Gear may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
Gear.
Tapping
To open an app, to select a menu item, or to press an on-screen button, tap it with a finger.
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Tapping and holding
Tap and hold the screen to access available options.
Double-tapping
Double-tap on an image to zoom in a part. Double-tap again to return.
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Swiping
Swipe to the left or right to see other panel.
Swipe upwards or downwards to scroll through a list of items, such as contacts.
Dragging
To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
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Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart on an image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
Basic controls
Viewing the Home screen panels
On the Home screen, swipe to the left or right to items, such as notifications and widgets.
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Opening the All apps screen
On the Clock screen, drag upwards from the bottom edge of the screen to open the All apps
screen.
Returning to the previous screen
Drag downwards from the top edge of the screen while using an app to return to the
previous page.
You can also go to the Clock screen when you drag downwards from the top edge of the
other Home screen panels.
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Home screen layout
Home screen
The Home screen can have multiple panels. Swipe to the left or right to view items on the
Home screen, such as notifications and widgets.
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3
4
5
6
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Available widgets, notifications, and their arrangement may vary depending on the
software version.
Number
Widget or feature
Viewing notifications
1 Stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as missed calls or new
messages, received on the Gear and on the mobile device.
Clock screen
2 View the current time. You can also check the battery life, the date, step
count, how many notifications you have, and more.
Music Player
3 4 5 6 7 Listen to music saved in the Gear and in the mobile device.
S Health
Set fitness goals and regularly record and check your progress.
News Briefing
View the latest articles in various categories.
Schedule
View the events scheduled on the mobile device.
Adding widgets
Add widgets, such as contacts, weather, and more to the Home screen
panels.
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Using the Clock screen
While using an app, press the Home key to open the Clock screen.
To change the type of clock, tap and hold the clock, swipe to the left or right, and then select
a type. You can also customise the clock by tapping .
When you drag downwards from the top edge of the screen, you can view indicator icons,
adjust the volume and the brightness, and activate the do not disturb feature. Tap Do not
disturb to turn the screen off and mute the sound of incoming calls and notifications except
for alarms. Refer to Do not disturb for more information.
Adding a widget
On the Home screen, swipe to the left, tap
appears in a new panel.
, and then select a widget. The selected widget
Removing a widget
On the Home screen, tap and hold a widget, and then tap
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All apps screen
The All apps screen displays icons for all apps.
On the Clock screen, drag upwards from the bottom edge of the screen to open the All apps
screen.
Opening apps
On the All apps screen, select an app icon to open it.
To open the list of recently used apps, tap and hold the screen with two fingers. Or, on the
Clock screen, drag upwards from the bottom edge of the screen and tap Recent apps.
Closing apps
On the main screen of an app, drag downwards from the top of the screen to close the app.
To close apps running in the background, tap and hold the screen with two fingers and then
tap Close all. You can also drag the app screen left or right to close it.
Rearranging apps
On the All apps screen, tap and hold an app and drag it to the desired location.
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Installing apps
When the Gear and the mobile device are connected, you can download and install apps on
the Gear via the mobile device.
On the All apps screen, swipe upwards and tap Get more applications.
You can only uninstall the downloaded apps on the Gear via the mobile device. Refer
to Uninstall applications in the Samsung Gear app for more information.
Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table below are most
common.
To view more indicator icons, double-tap the screen with two fingers while using an app.
The indicator icons shown may vary depending on the region.
Icon
Meaning
Bluetooth connected
Bluetooth disconnected
No signal
Signal strength
Bluetooth headset connected
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
Wi-Fi connected
No SIM card
Mute mode activated
Vibration mode activated
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Icon
Meaning
Flight mode activated
Battery power level
Setting the privacy lock
Setting a PIN
Prevent others from using or accessing personal data and information stored in the Gear
when it is disconnected from the mobile device. You can set a PIN to secure the Gear.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Privacy lock → Privacy lock → PIN.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set a PIN with at least four numbers.
If you set an unlock PIN, the Gear will lock automatically when it disconnects from the mobile
device.
Unlocking the Gear
When the Gear is disconnected from the mobile device, press the Home key to turn on the
screen and enter the unlock PIN. Alternatively, connect to the mobile device again to unlock
the Gear automatically.
If the privacy lock feature is activated, you will be requested to enter your PIN when
you first unlock the Gear. After you enter the PIN, you do not need to enter it again
each time the screen turns off.
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Using notifications
Viewing notifications
Stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as missed calls or new messages, received on
the mobile device and on the Gear.
When the Gear is not connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth, you can still receive
notifications from the mobile device. Refer to Remote connection for more information.
If a message includes long text or attachments, check the message details on your
mobile device.
When you receive a notification, it appears at the top of the screen. To check the notification,
open the Clock screen and swipe to the right.
See an example in the image below:
Open the message using the
Email app.
Access additional options.
To clear an individual notification while viewing it, tap
→ Clear.
To clear all notifications of an app, drag downwards from the centre of the screen and tap
Clear all.
The options available on notifications may differ depending on the notification type.
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Blocking notifications
You can set the Gear not to receive certain notifications.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Notifications → Manage
notifications and deselect the item you do not want to receive notification from.
To block notifications that are received while the mobile device is being used, open
the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Notifications, and
then tick Limit notifications.
Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text, and more.
• Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
• The keyboard layout may differ depending on the region.
Suggested keywords
Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap
it twice.
Enter numbers and punctuation
marks.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter a space. Tap and hold to
activate the voice input feature.
Break to the next line.
Changing the input language
Slide the space key left or right. Alternatively, tap and hold 123 at the lower-left of the
keyboard and select a language from the available options. To add more languages, tap
Select input languages and select a language to add. You can only add two languages.
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Changing the keyboard layout
Tap and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of the keyboard, tap
Input languages, and then select a keyboard layout to use.
, select a language under
On 3 x 4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap the
corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.
Use additional keyboard functions
Tap and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of the keyboard to use various functions.
• EN(UK): Select an input language to use.
• : Enter text by voice.
Start or pause entering text by
voice.
• This feature is not supported in some languages.
• To view the supported languages, or to download voice data for languages, open
the All apps screen of the mobile device and tap Samsung Gear → Settings →
Install TTS voice data.
• When the Gear is connected to a mobile device via Bluetooth, the language
settings applied on the mobile device are applied to the Gear.
• Tips for better voice recognition
– – Speak clearly.
– – Speak in quiet places.
– – Do not use offensive or slang words.
– – Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The Gear may not recognise your commands or may perform unwanted
commands depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
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• : Enter text by using templates.
• : Change the keyboard settings.
• 123: Enter numbers and punctuation marks.
• Sym: Enter symbols.
• : Insert emoticons.
Motions
Excessive shaking or impact on the Gear may result in unintended inputs. Control
motions properly.
Wake-up gesture
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and tick Wake-up gesture. You can set
this feature on the mobile device. Refer to Motions in the Samsung Gear app for more
information.
The Gear recognises when you pick it up and displays the clock or the last page accessed
before the screen turned off. You can select which screen to display. Refer to Display for more
information.
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Mute/pause
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and tick Mute/pause. You can set
this feature on the mobile device. Refer to Motions in the Samsung Gear app for more
information.
Cover the screen with your palm to mute incoming calls or alarms, or to pause media
playback.
Power saving feature
Save the battery power by limiting the Gear’s functions. In power saving mode, the Gear
performs the following:
• Displays colours on the screen as grey tones.
• Deactivates features excluding phone, messages, and notifications.
• Deactivates the mobile data connection.
• Deactivates the Wi-Fi feature.
• Limits the performance of the Gear’s CPU.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Power saving → Power saving mode → Enable
Power saving mode. To deactivate this mode, tap → Disable Power saving.
To set the Gear to connect the mobile network, tap
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Basics
Transferring files between the Gear and a
computer
Move audio, images, or other types of file from a computer to the Gear, or vice versa.
To view information about transferring files, refer to Music and Image for more information.
Do not disconnect the Gear and the USB cable while transferring files. Doing so may
damage the Gear or result in data loss.
The Gear may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly
connect the Gear to the computer’s USB port.
Connecting as a media device
1 Connect the Gear to the charging dock.
2 Connect the charging dock to a computer using a USB cable.
3 On the computer, open the Computer folder and double-click Gear S (XXXX) → Gear.
4 Select a file on the computer and copy it to the desired storage location on the Gear.
5 Disconnect the charging dock from the Computer.
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Upgrading the Gear
The Gear can be upgraded to the latest software.
Upgrading with the Samsung Gear app
The Gear can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air (FOTA)
service.
1 Tap Samsung Gear on the All apps screen of the mobile device.
2 Tap the Gear name.
3 Tap Software update → Update now.
4 Read the information in the pop-up window and tap OK.
The Gear automatically upgrades the software when a new version is available.
Upgrading with Samsung Kies
Connect the device to a computer and upgrade the device to the latest software.
1 On the computer, download the latest version of Samsung Kies from the Samsung
website.
2 Connect the Gear to the charging dock.
3 Connect the charging dock to a computer using a USB cable.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade the Gear.
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Basics
• Check the Gear’s battery status before upgrading the software. Charge the battery
fully before upgrading the software.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the Gear is
upgrading.
• While upgrading the Gear, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process. Before upgrading, remove all
other media devices from the computer.
• While upgrading the Gear, do not launch other apps on the computer or operate
the Gear. Doing so may overload the computer.
• If you lose the connection with the Internet while upgrading the software, check
the LAN cable is connected properly. Then, try again.
• Firmware upgrades will proceed only when your Gear is connected to the
computer properly. When the Gear is connected properly, and the Gear’s model
name appear on the left of the Samsung Kies screen.
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Network & communication
Mobile data
Connect the device to a mobile network to use the Internet or share media files with other
devices.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Mobile networks → Use mobile
networks → Always on and tick Mobile data. Refer to Mobile networks for additional
options.
Wi-Fi
Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network to use the Internet or share media files with other
devices. This feature is available when the Gear is not connected to the mobile device via
Bluetooth.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi and tick Wi-Fi.
2 Tap Wi-Fi networks → Scan.
3 Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list. If the network requires a password, enter
the password to connect to it.
4 Tap Connect.
Once the Gear connects to a Wi-Fi network, the Gear will reconnect to that network
each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the Gear connecting
to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks and tap Forget.
Adding Wi-Fi networks
If the desired network does not appear in the Wi-Fi networks list, tap
networks list. Enter the network name in Enter SSID. and tap Done.
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Network & communication
Remote connection
Remotely connect the Gear to the mobile device when a Bluetooth connection between the
devices is not available. When this feature is activated, you can receive notifications from the
mobile device.
1 Sign in to your Samsung account on the mobile device.
2 On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings, and then
tick Use Remote connection.
Phone
An introduction
Make a voice call using the keypad, from your contacts list, or from the call logs.
Setting an outgoing number
Before making calls, you can select which device’s number to make calls from. By default,
outgoing calls are made from the mobile device’s SIM card.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Mobile networks → Use mobile
networks → Always on.
2 Open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Call → Outgoing number → Gear or
Mobile device.
• If you set the Gear to make calls, the battery will drain quickly.
• If a Bluetooth connection between the two devices is not available, outgoing calls
will only be made from the Gear.
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Making calls
Use one of the followings methods:
• On the All apps screen, tap Phone →
.
, enter a number using the keypad, and then tap
Enter the number using the
keypad.
View call and message logs.
Preview the phone number.
Delete a preceding character.
• On the All apps screen, tap Phone →
, select a log entry, and then tap .
• On the All apps screen, tap Contacts, select a contact, and then tap
number.
or select a phone
When the Gear becomes hotter than usual due to a long call or a hot environment,
calls may disconnect. To make a call again, wait for the Gear to cool down.
Making calls from call logs or contacts list
Tap
or tap
, and then drag a log entry or a contact to the right to make a call.
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Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
If the voice control feature is activated, say “Answer” to answer the call. Refer to Call for more
information.
<An incoming call to the
Gear’s phone number>
<An incoming call to the
mobile device’s phone
number>
If the call waiting service is active, another call can be answered. When a second call comes in,
end or hold the first call.
The Gear’s mobile network is to set Auto on/off by default. When the Gear is
connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth, the Gear’s mobile network is turned off
to save battery power. Then, the Gear will not receive messages and calls made to the
Gear’s phone number.
To receive messages and calls made to the Gear’s phone number, press and hold the
Home key and change the mobile network settings to Always on.
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Rejecting a call
Reject an incoming call and send a rejection message to the caller.
When a call comes in, drag outside the large circle. To send a message when rejecting an
incoming call, select a message from the list of rejection messages.
If the voice control feature is activated, say “Reject” to reject the call. Refer to Call for more
information.
Missed calls
If a call is missed, a notification appears on the screen. On the Clock screen, swipe to the right
to view missed call notifications. Alternatively, on the All apps screen and tap Phone → to
view missed calls.
Forwarding calls to the Gear
The call forwarding feature will be automatically activated when there is no Bluetooth
connection between the Gear and the mobile device and when the Gear connects to the
mobile device remotely using your Samsung account information and the Gear’s mobile
network. When the devices are connected via Bluetooth, the call forwarding is automatically
deactivated.
To use this feature, ensure that Auto call forwarding is enabled. On the All apps screen, tap
Settings → Call → Auto call forwarding → Enable.
<An incoming call diverted to
the Gear from the mobile
device>
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• You should wear the Gear on your wrist to automatically activate this feature.
• A mobile device subscription may be required and you may incur additional
charges to access this feature depending on the service provider.
• When call forwarding is enabled, it will remain available whether or not the Gear is
connected to the mobile device.
• You can also set this feature on the mobile device. Refer to Auto call forwarding in
the Samsung Gear app for more information.
• The method of activating this feature may differ depending on your service
provider.
Options during calls
Using the Call screen
The following actions are available:
Access additional options.
Adjust the volume.
End the current call.
Continue the current call on the
mobile device.
Mute the microphone.
Transferring calls to the mobile device
You can continue calls on the mobile device.
On the Call screen, tap
mobile device.
or tap →
. The call will be transferred from the Gear to the
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Network & communication
Switching to a Bluetooth headset
Switch the Gear to a Bluetooth headset to continue the call on a Bluetooth headset.
If the Gear is connected to a Bluetooth headset, tap
to the Bluetooth headset.
or tap →
and the call is directed
If the Gear is not connected to any Bluetooth headset, open the All apps screen, tap Settings
→ Connections → Bluetooth → BT headset, and then select a Bluetooth headset from the
detected devices list.
Muting the microphone
Set the Gear to turn off the microphone so that other party cannot hear you.
On the Call screen, tap
or tap →
.
Opening the keypad
On the Call screen, tap →
.
Contacts
An introduction
View the mobile device’s contacts list on the Gear.
When the Gear and the mobile device are connected, the Gear automatically retrieves
contacts from the mobile device and displays them on the screen.
Searching for contacts
Tap Contacts on the All apps screen.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it
quickly.
• Tap
and enter search criteria.
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Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• : Make a voice call.
• : Compose a message.
• Emails: Compose an email.
You may not be able to compose emails depending on the mobile device that you
connect to the Gear.
Managing favourite contacts
When you set contacts as favourites on the mobile device, the Gear displays them at the top
of the Contacts main screen.
Tap Contacts on the All apps screen.
Set more contacts as favourites on the mobile device to display them at the top of the
Contacts main screen. Refer to the mobile device’s manual for more information.
Messages
An introduction
View messages and reply to or call the sender using the Gear. The Gear displays messages
that are sent to the Gear and mobile device.
Setting an outgoing number
Before sending messages, you can select which device’s number to send messages from.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Mobile networks → Use mobile
networks → Always on.
2 Open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Messages → Outgoing number → Gear
or Mobile device.
• If you set the Gear to send messages, the battery will drain quickly.
• If a Bluetooth connection between the two devices is not available, outgoing
messages will only be sent from the Gear.
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Sending messages
If both devices have a SIM card installed, you can use the Gear to send messages from either
device’s phone number. By default, the Gear sends messages using the mobile device’s SIM
card.
You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are
roaming.
1 Tap Messages on the All apps screen.
2 Tap → Compose.
3 Add recipients and enter a message. To enter text using other methods, tap and hold 123,
and then tap
4 Tap
or
.
to send the message.
Viewing incoming messages
On the All apps screen, tap Messages and select a contact to open the message screen.
To zoom in on the screen while viewing a message, double-tap the screen or spread your
fingers apart on the screen.
To view a message on the mobile device, tap
To reply to a message, tap
. Alternatively, tap → Show on device.
or tap → Reply, enter your message, and then tap
.
If a message is sent to the Gear’s phone number, you cannot view it on the mobile
device.
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Network & communication
Email
An introduction
View emails received on the mobile device and reply to them.
Reading emails
On the All apps screen, tap Email and select an email to open the email screen.
To zoom in on the screen while viewing an email, double-tap the screen or spread your
fingers apart on the screen.
To view an email on the mobile device, tap
To reply to a message, tap
. Alternatively, tap → Show on device.
or tap → Reply, enter your message, and then tap
.
You may not be able to compose emails depending on the mobile device that you
connect to the Gear.
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S Health
An introduction
S Health helps you manage your wellness and fitness. Set fitness goals and regularly record
and check your progress.
When the Gear is synced with a compatible S Health app, you can use additional features. The
additional features include checking your exercise records, and more.
Pedometer, Sleep, Exercise, UV, and Heart Rate are intended for leisure, well-being
and fitness purposes only and are not intended for medical use. Before using these
apps, read the instructions carefully.
Wearing the Gear
When measuring your heart rate, wear the Gear snugly on your arm above your wrist as
shown in the figure below. Do not fasten the Gear too tightly.
<Rear>
Heart rate sensor
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• The accuracy of the heart rate sensor may be diminished depending on
measurement conditions and surroundings.
• Use the HR feature only for measuring your heart rate.
• Do not look directly at the heart rate sensor’s lights. Doing so may impair your
vision. Please make sure children do not look directly at the lights.
• Cold ambient temperatures may affect your measurement; during winter or cold
weather, keep yourself warm when checking your heart rate.
• Take heart rate measurements when you are seated and relaxed. Do not move your
body while taking heart rate measurements. Doing so may cause your heart rate to
be recorded inaccurately.
• If you receive a reading that is very different from your expected heart rate, rest for
30 minutes and then measure again.
• Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking measurements may cause your heart
rate to be different from your normal heart rate.
• Do not talk, yawn, or breathe deeply while taking heart rate measurements. Doing
so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
• Because the heart rate sensor uses light to approximate heart rate, its accuracy
may vary due to physical factors that affect light absorption and reflection, such as
blood circulation/blood pressure, skin condition and location and concentration of
blood vessels. In addition, if your heart rate is extremely high or low, measurements
may be inaccurate.
• Users with thin wrists may receive inaccurate heart rate measurements when
the device is loose, causing the light to be reflected unevenly. If heart rate
measurement is not working properly, adjust the position of the device’s heart rate
sensor to the right, left, up, or down on your wrist, or turn the device so the heart
rate sensor sits firmly against the inside of your wrist.
• If the heart rate sensor is dirty, wipe the sensor and try again. Obstructions
between the device’s strap and your wrist, such as body hair, dirt, or other objects
may prevent the light from reflecting evenly. Please make sure you remove such
obstructions before use.
• If your device becomes hot to the touch, remove it until it cools. Exposing skin to a
hot surface of the device for a long time may cause skin burn.
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Starting S Health
When running this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
1 Tap S Health on the All apps screen.
2 Select a feature and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Walking mate
The Gear counts the number of steps you have taken and measures the distance travelled. It
also measures the calories you have burnt using a sensor.
On the All apps screen, tap S Health → Pedometer.
When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about the healthy pace
feature and inactive time alert, scroll upwards, and then select an option.
Access additional options.
Exercise distance
Total calories burned
To stop measuring, tap → Pause.
• You may experience a brief delay while the pedometer monitors your steps and
then displays your step count. You may also experience a brief delay before the
pop-up window indicates that your goal has been reached.
• If you use the pedometer while travelling by car or train, vibration may affect your
step count.
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Exercise mate
Record your exercise information and burnt calories using S Health’s exercise feature.
• The Gear’s GPS feature is used to check information, such as altitude and speed,
when you are cycling or hiking. When the Gear and the mobile device are
connected, the Gear uses the mobile device’s GPS feature. To use the mobile
device’s GPS feature on the Gear, the devices must be connected via Bluetooth.
• Before using this feature, pregnant women, the elderly, and young children, users
suffering from conditions, such as chronic heart disease or high blood pressure, are
recommended to seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
• If you feel dizzy, experience pain, or have difficulty breathing during exercise, stop
using this feature and seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
Be aware of following conditions before exercising in cold weather conditions:
• Avoid using the device in cold weather. If possible, use the device indoors.
• If you use the device outside in cold weather, cover the Gear with your sleeves before
using it.
• Measure your heart rate before you start to exercise. If you measure your heart rate
during exercise, measurements may be inaccurate.
• If you have just purchased or have reset the Gear, read the on-screen information about
the app and create your profile. When creating a profile, you can register your maximum
heart rate either automatically or manually.
The maximum heart rate is the fastest heart rate an individual can achieve through
exercise. If you know your maximum heart rate, enter it manually. If you set the maximum
heart rate to be measured automatically, the Gear will calculate it using “210 - (0.65 x
age)”.
Exercising with the Gear
1 On the All apps screen, tap S Health → Exercise.
2 Select a type of exercise to monitor.
3 When you launch this feature for the first time, read the information about the GPS
feature and tap OK.
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4 Tap to allow this app to use your current location while exercising.
5 Tap Start to start monitoring.
Heart rate measurement starts. Start exercising when the measurement is completed.
You can view exercise information, such as burnt calories and speed, when you swipe to
the left or right.
Listen to music.
Exercise time
Heart rate
Exercise distance
6 To finish exercising, tap the screen and tap Stop → OK.
7 Swipe upwards or downwards to view your exercise information.
Using the coaching feature while exercising in running mode
Use the personalised coaching feature to exercise effectively. You will receive real-time
coaching advice that leads you through an effective workout that keeps you fit.
About the coaching feature
The coaching feature includes Firstbeat technology to provide personalised exercise
guidance. Firstbeat uses training goal analysis that measures the accumulated physical load
during a workout and assesses the impact on your fitness. Training goal levels are based
on your physical profile and the heart rate information recorded while you work out. Your
training goal increases when you perform effective exercise and the coaching feature uses
the training goal to provide you with feedback.
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The feedback is provided by the feature via prompts, such as ‘speed up’, ‘keep up this
pace’, and ‘slow down’. When you first start to use the coaching feature, it will estimate an
appropriate training goal level based on your profile. As you exercise, it will analyse your
training history and provide more personalised guidance. A typical workout may start at a
lower intensity and sharply increase in intensity towards the end.
Visit www.firstbeat.fi/te for more information.
While exercising, the heart rate monitor may not work properly if the Gear is exposed
to excessive sweat or its position is changed.
For the best coaching results, use the coaching feature while you exercise indoors.
1 On the Exercise main screen, tap Running.
2 Tap and tick Coaching.
3 Tap Coaching to set a training goal, duration, and maximum heart rate.
The following describes each a training goal:
• Easy: Maintain your general fitness level and improve your endurance.
• Moderate: Maintain your general fitness level.
• Improving: Improve your general fitness level and cardiovascular endurance.
• If you exercise for a shorter duration than that designated for the training goal, the
exercise intensity will increase to achieve the training goal.
• If you feel pain or discomfort while exercising, stop immediately and consult a
medical professional.
4 Drag downwards from the top edge of the screen to return to the running screen.
5 Tap Start.
Heart rate measurement starts. Start running when the measurement is completed. You
can view information, such as burnt calories and speed, on the screen.
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6 When you finish running, tap the screen and tap Stop → OK to stop monitoring your
exercise information.
Measuring heart rate
Measure and record your heart rate.
• The Gear’s heart rate measurement feature is intended for fitness and informational
purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other
conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.
• Refer to Wearing the Gear for details.
Be aware of following conditions before measuring your heart rate:
• Rest for 5 minutes before taking measurements.
• If the measurement is very different from the expected heart rate, rest for 30 minutes and
then measure it again.
• During winter or in cold weather, keep yourself warm when measuring your heart rate.
• Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking measurements may cause your heart rate
to be different from your normal heart rate.
• Do not talk, yawn, or breathe deeply while taking heart rate measurements. Doing so
may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
• Do not move your body or move your finger from the sensor while taking heart rate
measurements. Doing so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
• Do not apply excessive force to the sensor with your finger.
• Do not wear gloves or a bandage on your finger while taking heart rate measurements.
• Heart rate measurements may vary depending on the measurement method and the
environment they are taken in.
• If the heart rate sensor is not working, check the Gear’s position on your wrist and make
sure nothing is obstructing the sensor. If the heart rate sensor continues to have the same
problem, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
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Measuring your heart rate
1 On the All apps screen, tap S Health → Heart Rate.
2 When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about measuring your
heart rate and tap OK.
3 Tap Start to begin measuring your heart rate.
After a moment, your current heart rate will be displayed on the screen.
To add tag information to the measured heart rate, tap
.
Viewing sleep information
Monitor your sleep patterns and record how much sleep you get by detecting body
movements while you sleep. You can transfer the records to the mobile device.
1 On the All apps screen, tap S Health → Sleep.
2 When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about measuring sleep
data and tap OK.
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3 Tap Record sleep. The sleep duration appears on the screen when sleep recording starts.
When the Gear is monitoring your sleep duration, do not disturb mode is activated.
4 Tap I’m awake → OK to stop recording.
Measuring the UV level
Measure UV levels in your current location and record the UV level data.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region.
• The Gear’s UV level measurement feature cannot be used for medical purposes.
Be aware of following conditions before measuring UV level:
• During winter or in humid environment, measurements may differ from the actual UV
level.
• Do not obstruct the UV sensor. Doing so may cause the UV level to be recorded
inaccurately.
• If the UV sensor is dirty, wipe the sensor before measuring.
• If you measure UV levels indoors, the measurement may be inaccurate.
• UV level measurements may vary depending on the measurement method and the
environment they are taken in.
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Measuring the UV level
1 On the All apps screen, tap S Health → UV.
2 When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about UV
measurements and tap OK.
3 Tap Start and tap the screen.
4 Face the UV sensor on the Gear’s screen towards the sun. The UV level will appear on the
screen when the measurement is complete.
Additional information
• The purpose for such data collection is limited to providing the service that you have
requested, including providing additional information to enhance your wellness, back
up/sync data, data analysis and statistics or to develop and provide better services.
(But if you sign in to your Samsung account from S Health, your data may be saved on
the server for data backup purposes.) Personal information may be stored until the
completion of such purposes. You can delete personal data stored by S Health by using
the Reset data option in the Settings menu. To delete any data you have shared with
social networks or transferred to storage devices, you must delete them separately.
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• You assume full responsibility for the inappropriate use of data shared on social networks
or transmitted to others. Use caution when sharing your personal data with others.
• If the Gear is connected to a mobile device, verify the communication protocol to confirm
proper operation. If you use a wireless connection, such as Bluetooth or ANT+, the Gear
may be affected by electronic interference from other devices. Avoid using the Gear near
other devices that transmit radio waves.
• The content used in the S Health app may vary depending on the software version of
the app. The services provided with the app are subject to change or the cancellation of
support without prior notice.
• Available S Health functions and services may vary depending on the local laws and
regulations in your region.
• Some functions of S Health may not be provided depending on your region.
• S Health functions are intended for fitness and informational purposes only and is not
intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation,
treatment, or prevention of disease.
• Measured distance may differ from the actual distance due to uneven strides,
walking in place, and pacing around.
• Only records from the past thirty days are saved. You can view previous data on the
mobile device where the S Health app is installed.
S Voice
Perform various tasks simply by speaking.
Make sure the microphone at the bottom right of the Gear is not covered by your
sleeve when speaking into the Gear.
Using S Voice
1 Tap S Voice on the All apps screen.
This app is not supported in some languages.
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2 When you launch this feature for the first time, tap Skip to use the default wake-up
command or tap Set to change the wake-up command.
When S Voice is launched, the Gear starts voice recognition and the colour and
appearance of the microphone icon changes.
• Once you activate S Voice, you can wake up the Gear from any screen when you
say “Hi Gear.”
• To view supported languages or to change the input language, tap → Language.
3 Say a voice command.
If you say a command and the Gear recognises it, the command is displayed as text on
the screen. Then, the Gear performs the command. To repeat a voice command or say a
different command, tap .
• Tap → Example commands to view examples of available voice commands.
• Tips for better voice recognition
– – Speak clearly.
– – Speak in quiet places.
– – Do not use offensive or slang words.
– – Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The Gear may not recognise your commands or may perform unwanted
commands depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
Waking up S Voice in standby mode
If S Voice is not used for a certain period, it automatically switches to standby mode.
Tap the microphone icon or say “Hi Gear” to the device to resume voice recognition.
Changing the wake-up command
You can change the wake-up command from “Hi Gear.” The wake-up command is used to
launch S Voice when the device is in standby mode.
Tap → Voice wake-up → Change command.
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Disabling voice feedback
Tap and deselect Voice prompt. The device stops providing voice feedback when you say
commands.
Schedule
View the events scheduled on the mobile device.
Tap Schedule on the All apps screen.
Select an event from the list to view the details. Swipe to the left or right, or tap the left or
right arrows to change the date.
Navigator
Get directions for a selected location in the form of visual instructions. You must download
and install HERE Beta on the mobile device to use this app on the Gear.
Map information provided by the Gear should only be used by people on foot. For
your safety, do not use this app while driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle.
1 Mobile device On the All apps screen, tap HERE Beta.
2 Mobile device Tap Sign in to sign in to your account for HERE Beta, or tap Or just jump
right in.
3 Mobile device Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
4 Mobile device Set your destination by tapping and holding an area or enter search
criteria.
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5 Mobile device Tap → or and select a route from the list.
6 Gear On the All apps screen, tap Navigator.
7 Gear Tap Agree to allow this app to use your current location and tap Jump in.
8 Gear Read the information about the navigator, swipe to right, and then tap .
9 Mobile device Tap Send to Gear to display the route on the Gear. If you want to display
the route on the mobile device, tap Start.
10 Gear Tap
→ to get directions. Then, the Gear will display the directions and any
route changes depending on your movements.
To set the Gear to vibrate to warn you of an upcoming turn, drag downwards from the
centre of the screen and tap Vibrations on.
Running
Running records your exercising by tracking your distance, pace, and time. Check your
monthly records and compare them with your friends.
Starting Running
You must download and install Running on the mobile device to use this app on the Gear.
1 Gear On the All apps screen, tap Running.
The mobile device will display a screen that prompts you to download and install
Running.
2 Mobile device Follow the on-screen instructions to install Running.
3 Mobile device Launch Running, tap GET STARTED → , enter your email address
and password, and then tap LOG IN → Done.
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Starting to exercise
1 Gear On the All apps screen, tap Running and tap the screen.
2 Gear Tap BEGIN RUN.
3 Gear Tap to play music or tap not to play music during exercising.
4 Gear If you do not want to sync your account with social network sites, tap SKIP.
Mobile device To sync your account with a social network site, sign in to the website.
5 Gear When you are finished, the Gear displays the Running main screen and starts to
recording your exercise.
To view music playback controls while exercising, swipe to the right.
To view your current location on a map, swipe to the left.
6 Gear When you are finished exercising, tap the screen and tap
→
.
To view your exercise records for this month, swipe to the right on the Running main
screen.
To compare your exercise records with friends, swipe to the left on the Running main
screen. You can add your friends to compete with them.
Music Player
An introduction
Listen to music saved in the Gear and in the mobile device.
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Playing music
On the All apps screen, tap Music Player, swipe to the left or right, and then select a song to
play.
Adjust the volume.
Access additional options.
Open the playlist.
Pause and resume playback.
Restart the currently playing file
or skip to the previous file. Tap
and hold to move backwards
quickly.
Skip to the next file. Tap and
hold to move forwards quickly.
Controlling the mobile device’s music
When you select a mobile device to play music from, you can control playback.
On the All apps screen, tap Music Player → → Mobile device and tap
controller screen, you cannot use the progress bar or open the playlist.
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Useful apps
News Briefing
View the latest articles in various categories. You can get briefed on news categories that
interest you on the main pages of this feature.
1 Tap News Briefing on the All apps screen.
2 Swipe to the left or right to select a news category. To display more categories, tap
and
tick categories.
3 Select an article and swipe upwards to read more. To read the article on the mobile
device, tap
.
Weather
View weather information on the Gear for locations set on the mobile device when the
devices are connected.
Tap Weather on the All apps screen.
To view the weather information for the week, tap the screen.
When the Gear is not connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth, the Gear updates
the weather information using the Gear’s GPS feature.
Alarm
Setting alarms
1 On the All apps screen, tap Alarm → .
2 Set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set other various alarm
options.
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3 Tap Save. The saved alarm is added to the alarms list.
4 In the alarms list, tap to activate the alarm or tap
to deactivate the alarm.
Stopping alarms
Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze
outside the large circle to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
option, drag
Deleting alarms
1 Tap Alarm on the All apps screen.
2 Drag downwards from the centre of the screen and tap Delete.
3 Tick alarms and tap Delete.
Gallery
An introduction
View images stored in the mobile device after transferring the images to the Gear. Refer to
Image for more information.
Viewing photos
On the All apps screen, tap Gallery and select an image.
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Deleting photos
Tap Gallery on the All apps screen.
Deleting a file
Select an image and tap → Delete.
Deleting multiple files
1 Tap and hold an image to delete.
2 Select more images.
3 Tap at the bottom of the screen.
Find My Device
If you misplace the mobile device, the Gear can help you find it.
1 Tap Find My Device on the All apps screen.
2 Tap Start.
The mobile device emits sounds and turns on the screen.
Drag
outside the large circle on the mobile device, or tap Stop on the Gear.
Viewing the location of the mobile device
1 Mobile device On the All apps screen, tap Samsung Gear → Settings and tick Share
location.
2 Mobile device When the legal notice window appears, tick I Agree and tap OK.
3 Gear Tap → Locate device. The Gear displays the current location of the mobile
device. To view the location on a map, tap Show on map.
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Settings
An introduction
Customise settings for a wide range of functions and apps. You can make the Gear more
personalised by configuring various setting options.
Customising settings
Tap Settings on the All apps screen.
Style
Customise the Home or All apps screen by changing various items.
On the Settings screen, tap Style.
Clocks
Change the type of clock that appears on the Clock screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Style → Clocks.
• Clock type: Select a clock type.
• Clock always on: Set the Gear to display a clock when the screen is turned off.
Wallpapers
Change the colour of the Home screen. Or, set an image or photo stored in the Gear as the
wallpaper for the Home screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Style → Wallpapers.
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Colour theme
Change the colour of the All apps screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Style → Colour theme.
Font
Change the font type and size.
On the Settings screen, tap Style → Font.
• Font style: Change the font type for display text.
• Font size: Change the font size.
Call
Customise the settings for calling features.
On the Settings screen, tap Call.
• Auto call forwarding: Set the Gear to forward the mobile device’s incoming calls to the
Gear.
The method of activating this feature may differ depending on your service provider.
• Outgoing number: Select a device to make calls from.
• Voicemail:
– – Voicemail number: Enter the number to access the voicemail service. Obtain this
number from the service provider.
• Voice control: Set the Gear to answer or reject a call with voice commands.
• Caller ID: Set whether to display your caller ID to other parties for outgoing calls.
• Call waiting: Allow incoming call alerts when a call is in progress.
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Sound
Change the settings for various sounds on the Gear.
On the Settings screen, tap Sound.
• Sound mode: Select Gear’s sound mode from sound, vibrate, and mute.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for various sounds, such as multimedia, ringtones,
notifications, and system sounds.
• Vibration: Adjust the intensity of the vibration notification.
• Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
• Notifications: Select a tone that sounds when events occur, such as incoming messages
and missed calls.
• Touch sounds: Set the Gear to make a sound when apps or options are selected on the
touchscreen.
Display
Change the settings for the display.
On the Settings screen, tap Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness for the display.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the Gear waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Wake-up screen:
– – Clock: Set the Gear to display the clock when you wake up the Gear.
– – Last screen: Set the Gear to display the last page you accessed when you wake up the
Gear.
• Date and time: Set the date and time on the Gear manually, if the Gear is not connected
to the mobile device.
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Connections
Customise settings to control connections with other devices or networks.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections.
Bluetooth
Configure settings for the Bluetooth feature.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth.
• Bluetooth: Turn the Bluetooth feature on or off.
• BT headset: Search for Bluetooth headsets and connect them to the Gear.
• Make visible: Set the Gear to appear in other devices’ lists when they search for Bluetooth
devices.
Mobile networks
Customise settings to control networks.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile networks.
• Use mobile networks:
– – Auto on/off: Set the Gear to automatically connect to or disconnect from the mobile
network depending on the Gear’s connection to the mobile device via Bluetooth.
• When the Gear is connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth, the Gear’s mobile
network is turned off to save battery power. Then, the Gear will not receive
messages and calls made to the Gear’s phone number.
• The Gear’s mobile network is automatically turned on after a moment when no
Bluetooth connection is detected. Then, you can receive messages and calls made
to the Gear’s phone number.
– – Always on: Set the Gear to connect to the mobile network.
With this option enabled, you can receive incoming calls and messages to the Gear
and mobile devices’ phone numbers. This option increases battery consumption.
– – Always off: Set the Gear not to connect to the mobile network.
When this option is enabled, you cannot receive incoming calls and messages to the
Gear’s phone number. If the Gear is connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth, you
can receive incoming calls or notifications from the mobile device.
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• Mobile data: Set the Gear to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Data roaming: Set the Gear to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Network mode: Select a network type.
• Network operators: Search for available networks and manually register a network.
• Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network. This feature is available when the
Gear is not connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi.
• Wi-Fi: Turn the Wi-Fi feature on or off.
• Wi-Fi networks: Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
Flight mode
Disables all wireless functions on the Gear. You can use only non-network services.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tick Flight mode.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Data usage.
• Mobile data: Set the Gear to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Data usage limit: Set a limit for the mobile data usage.
• Data usage cycle: Set a data reset cycle to monitor data usage between usage periods.
• Start date: Set the start date of the data usage cycle.
• Data usage: View your total data usage for the current cycle.
Location
Set the Gear to allow apps to use your current location information.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tick Location.
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Notifications
Stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as missed calls or new messages, received on
the Gear and on the mobile device.
On the Setting screen, tap Notifications.
• Notifications: Set the Gear to receive notifications from the mobile device.
• List view: Set the Gear to display notifications in list form to the left of the Clock screen.
Messages
Select a device to send messages from when the Gear and the mobile device are connected.
You can set this feature when you use the mobile network connection. Refer to Mobile
networks for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Messages → Outgoing number.
Do not disturb
Set the Gear to turn the screen off and mute the sound of incoming calls and notifications
except for alarms.
On the Settings screen, tap Do not disturb and tick Do not disturb.
Double press
Set an app that instantly launches when you press the Home key twice.
On the Settings screen, tap Double press and select an option.
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Privacy lock
Set the Gear to use the privacy lock feature when the Gear and the mobile device are not
connected.
On the Settings screen, tap Privacy lock.
• Privacy lock: Activate or deactivate the privacy lock feature by setting a PIN of at least
four numbers. You can unlock the Gear’s screen by entering the PIN when the Gear
and the mobile device are disconnected. Refer to Setting the privacy lock for more
information.
• Help: View help information about using the privacy lock feature.
Motions
Activate the motion recognition feature and change the settings that control motion
recognition on your Gear.
On the Settings screen, tap Motions.
• Wake-up gesture: Set the Gear to wake up when it is picked up and display the clock or
the last page you accessed before the screen turned off.
• Mute/pause: Set the Gear to mute or pause media by covering the screen with your
palm.
Language & input
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the
selected language.
On the Settings screen, tap Language & input.
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Language
View the display language of the mobile device. If the Gear is not connected to the mobile
device via Bluetooth, you can manually set the display language on the Gear.
On the Settings screen, tap Language & input → Language.
When the Gear is connected to a mobile device via Bluetooth, the language settings
applied on the mobile device are applied to the Gear.
Select keyboard
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
On the Settings screen, tap Language & input → Select keyboard.
Keyboard settings
Change the Samsung keyboard settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Language & input → Keyboard settings → Samsung keyboard.
• English (UK): Select a default keyboard layout for English.
• Select input languages: Select languages for text input.
• Smart typing:
– – Predictive text: Activate predictive text mode to predict English words based on your
input and show word suggestions.
– – Personalised data: Set the Gear to recognise words you commonly use to improve
prediction results.
– – Auto replacement: Set the Gear to correct misspelled and incomplete words by
tapping the space bar.
– – Auto capitalisation: Set the Gear to automatically capitalise the first character after a
final punctuation mark, such as a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark.
– – Auto spacing: Set the Gear to automatically insert a space between words.
– – Auto punctuate: Set the Gear to insert a full stop when you double-tap the space bar.
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• Keyboard swipe:
– – None: Set the Gear to deactivate the keyboard swipe feature.
– – Continuous input: Set the Gear to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
– – Cursor control: Enable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the cursor by
scrolling the keyboard.
• Key-tap feedback:
– – Sound: Set the Gear to sound when a key is touched.
– – Character preview: Set the Gear to display a large image of each character tapped.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
Power saving
Activate power saving mode to save the battery power by limiting the Gear’s functions. Refer
to Power saving feature for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Power saving → Power saving mode → Enable Power saving
mode.
Reset Gear
Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data. Default apps are not deleted.
On the Settings screen, tap Reset Gear.
When connecting the Gear to another mobile device
If you want to connect the Gear to a newly purchased mobile device or to another
mobile device for the first time, reset the Gear. Resetting the Gear will remove the
data from the memory. After the reset, you can connect the Gear to a different mobile
device.
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Gear info
View the Gear’s information.
On the Settings screen, tap Gear info.
• About Gear: Access information about the Gear.
• USB debugging: Activate or deactivate the USB debugging mode. You can use this mode
when developing apps by connecting the Gear to a computer via a USB cable.
• Report diagnostic info: Set the Gear to allow Samsung to collect the diagnostic and
usage data for service improvements.
• SIM card settings:
– – PIN lock: Activate or deactivate the PIN lock feature to require the PIN before using
the device.
– – Change PIN: Change the PIN used to access SIM data.
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Samsung Gear
An introduction
This app allows you to connect to a mobile device and customise your Gear’s settings and
apps. Also, you can use it to access the mobile device’s features.
Tap Samsung Gear on the All apps screen of the mobile device.
Some features may not be available depending on the type of connected mobile
device.
Connecting a new Gear
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → → Search for new
devices, and then select a device.
You can disconnect the currently used Gear from the mobile device and connect a new Gear
to the device.
Configuring the Gear settings
Access information about the Gear and update Gear software.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear, tap the Gear name, and then
use the following features:
• Connect / Disconnect: Connect or disconnect the Gear.
• Rename: Rename the Gear.
• Software update: Update the Gear to the latest software.
• Model number: View the Gear’s model details.
• Software version: View the Gear’s version information.
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Home screen styler
Wallpapers
Change the colour of the Gear’s Home screen. Or, set an image or photo stored in the mobile
device as wallpaper.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Home screen styler →
Wallpapers and select a wallpaper for the Home screen. The selected wallpaper is applied to
the Gear’s Home screen.
Clock
You can change the type of clock to be displayed on the Clock screen.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Home screen styler →
Clock and select a desired clock type.
Music
Auto send tracks to Gear
Transfer playlists saved in the mobile device to the Gear when the both devices are charging.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Music → Auto send
tracks to Gear.
When the Gear does not have enough available memory, it deletes files that you have
not set as your favourites in order from oldest to newest.
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Send tracks to Gear
Transfer music files saved in the mobile device to the Gear.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Music → Send tracks to
Gear → Tracks, tick music files, and then tap Send.
Image
Transfer image files saved in the mobile device to the Gear.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Image, tick image files,
and then tap Done.
Notifications
Change settings for the notification feature. Stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as
missed calls or new messages, received on the Gear and on the mobile device.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Notifications, tap the
Notifications switch to activate it, and then select or tick items.
• Manage notifications: Set the items to be received directly on the Gear.
• Limit notifications: Set the Gear to block notifications that are received when the mobile
device’s screen is turned on.
• Smart relay: Set the mobile device to display notification information that is displayed on
the Gear when you pick up the mobile device.
• This feature is only available when the Gear’s screen is turned on.
• Some mobile devices do not support this feature.
• The mobile device must be unlocked first to view details when the screen is locked.
• List view: Set the Gear to display notifications in list form to the left of the Clock screen.
• Notification type: Select a notification type.
• Keep screen off: Set the Gear to keep the screen off when notifications are received
except for incoming calls and alarms.
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Samsung Gear Apps
You can download apps from Samsung Gear Apps.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Samsung Gear Apps.
Browse by category and select an app to download.
Find My Gear
If you misplace the Gear, the Samsung Gear app can help you find it.
1 On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Find My Gear.
2 Tap Start.
The Gear emits sounds and turns on the screen. Drag
Gear, or tap Stop on the mobile device.
outside the large circle on the
Viewing the location of the Gear
1 Tap → Enable Share location.
2 Tick Share location.
If this option is not activated, you cannot find your mobile device unless the Gear is
connected to it via Bluetooth.
3 When the legal notice window appears, tick I Agree and tap OK.
4 Tap the Back key to return to the previous screen.
5 Tap → Locate Gear. The mobile device displays current location of the Gear. To view the
location on a map, tap Show on map.
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Accessing additional features
When the Gear is connected to the mobile device via the remote connection feature, tap
and use the following features:
• Lock Gear: Remotely lock the Gear to prevent unauthorised access to it. To unlock the
Gear, connect the Gear and the mobile device via Bluetooth.
• Reset Gear: Remotely delete all personal information stored in the Gear. After the Gear is
reset, you cannot restore the information or use the find my gear feature.
• Disable Share location: Set the Gear to prevent it and the mobile device from sharing
location data.
Settings
Double pressing home key
Set actions to be performed when you press the Gear’s Home key twice. By default, S Voice
launches when you press the Home key twice.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Double
pressing home key, and then select an option.
Motions
Select motion recognition features to use.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Motions.
• Wake-up gesture: Set the Gear to recognise your gesture to wake up the Gear and show
the clock or the last page you accessed when the screen is turned off. You can select
which screen to display. Refer to Display for more information.
• Mute/pause: Set the Gear to mute incoming calls or alarms, or to pause media playback
by covering the screen with your palm.
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Use Remote connection
Set the Gear to remotely connect to the mobile device when a Bluetooth connection
between the devices is not available. Refer to Remote connection for more information.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings and tick Use
Remote connection.
Share location
Set the Gear to share its location information with your mobile device.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings and tick Share
location.
Voice control
When a call comes in, you can accept or reject it by using a voice command.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings and tick Voice
control.
Auto call forwarding
Set the Gear to forward the mobile device’s incoming calls to the Gear.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Auto call
forwarding → Enable.
The call forwarding feature will be automatically activated when there is no Bluetooth
connection between the Gear and the mobile device and when the Gear connects to the
mobile device remotely using your Samsung account information and the Gear’s mobile
network. When the devices are connected via Bluetooth, the call forwarding is automatically
deactivated.
• A mobile device subscription may be required and you may incur additional
charges to access this feature depending on the service provider.
• The method of activating this feature may differ depending on your service
provider.
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Auto lock
Use the Gear to lock your mobile device when the mobile device is disconnected from your
Gear.
1 On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings and tick
Auto lock.
2 Tap Continue, draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then tap Continue.
3 Draw the pattern again to verify it and tap Confirm.
4 Set a backup PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
When your Gear is not detected, the pattern lock activates automatically on the mobile
device.
When your Gear is detected again, the pattern lock is deactivated.
Edit text templates
Edit or add templates used for replying to messages.
1 On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Edit text
templates.
2 Select a template to edit. To add more templates, tap
3 Edit the template and tap Save.
.
Install TTS voice data
Download and install voice data for speech synthesis.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Install TTS
voice data, and tap next to a language.
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Manage applications
You can manage app settings installed on the Gear.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Manage
applications, tap next to an app, and then configure the settings.
Uninstall applications
You can uninstall the downloaded apps on the Gear or on the mobile device.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Uninstall
next to an app.
applications, select an app, and then tap
Back up and restore
Back up the stored data on the Gear or restore backup data.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Back up and
restore → Back up data or Restore data.
Safety assistance
Set the Gear to send help messages to primary contacts.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Safety
assistance.
• Send help message: Set the Gear to send help messages by pressing the Home key three
times.
• Manage Primary contacts: Select or edit the recipients for help messages.
Some mobile devices do not support this feature.
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Security
Change settings for securing the Gear.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Security.
• Unknown sources: Set the Gear to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources.
• Security update: Set the Gear to check and download security updates.
Open source license
View open licence information.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Open source
license.
Application version
View version information of the Samsung Gear app.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → Settings → Application
version.
User manual
You can view the Gear’s user manual.
On the All apps screen of the mobile device, tap Samsung Gear → User manual.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your Gear.
Your Gear does not turn on
When the battery is completely discharged, your Gear will not turn on. Charge the battery
completely before turning on the Gear.
Your Gear displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a protective cover or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the
touchscreen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may
malfunction.
• The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your Gear to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your Gear software is upgraded to the latest version.
• If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
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Your Gear freezes or has fatal errors
If your Gear freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the Gear and turn it on
again. If your Gear is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Home key for more than
7 seconds to reset.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the All apps screen, tap
Settings → Reset Gear → OK. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make
backup copies of all important data stored on the Gear.
If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Another Bluetooth device cannot locate your Gear
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your Gear.
• Reset your Gear and try again.
• Ensure that your Gear 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.
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A Bluetooth connection is not established or your Gear and the
mobile device are disconnected
• Ensure that the Bluetooth feature on both devices is activated.
• Ensure there are no obstacles, such as walls or electrical equipment, between the devices.
• Ensure that the latest version of the Samsung Gear app is installed on the mobile device.
• Ensure that your Gear 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.
• Restart both devices and launch the Samsung Gear app on the mobile device again.
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Calls are not connected
• Ensure that your Gear is connected to a mobile device.
• Ensure that mobile device has accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling on the
mobile device.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number on the mobile
device.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a headset, ensure that it is properly connected.
Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or audio
quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the Gear’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the Gear while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Charge the battery.
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The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that you connect the Gear to the charging dock and connect the dock to the
charger properly.
• Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the Gear or the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the
useful charge may be reduced.
• Battery consumption increases when you use some apps.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
Your Gear is hot to the touch
When you use apps that require more power or use apps on your Gear for an extended period
of time, your Gear may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not affect your Gear’s
lifespan or performance.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
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A connection is not established when you connect the Gear to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your Gear.
• Ensure that you have the proper driver installed and updated on your computer.
• If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
installed on your computer.
• Ensure that you have Samsung Kies installed on your computer.
Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the Gear to use Wi-Fi or
a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
Data stored on the Gear has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored on the Gear. Otherwise, you cannot
restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored on
the Gear.
A small gap appears around the outside of the Gear case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
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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 Remove the strap from the Gear.
2 Remove the screen from the Gear’s body using a flat edged tool.
3 Disconnect the battery connectors.
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4 Remove the circuit board by lifting it out of the Gear’s body.
5 Remove the battery by pulling the battery connector at the right side of the Gear
upwards.
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Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Samsung Electronics
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No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form
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in any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of
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