Samsung Galaxy Gear User guide

User Guide
User Guide
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Table of Contents
Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Moments Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Clock Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Customizing Your Gear S Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Setting a Privacy Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Entering Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Motions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power Saving Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Transferring Files Between the Gear S and a
Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Upgrading the Gear S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Connection Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Read Me First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Maintaining Water and Dust Resistance. . . . . . . . . 3
About the Gear S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Optional Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Device Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Charging the Gear S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Replacing the Strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Turning the Gear S On or Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting the Gear S to a Smartphone. . . . . . . 14
Using the Touchscreen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Basic Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Home Screen Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Bluetooth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Mobile Networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Wi-Fi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Remote Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Do not Disturb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Double Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Privacy Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Motions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Language & Input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Power Saving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Reset Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Gear Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Samsung Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Contacts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Email. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Find My Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
News Briefing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Samsung Gear App. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Edit the Gear Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Transfer Files to Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Apps and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
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Find My Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Read Me First
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues
Please read this manual before using the Gear S
to ensure safe and proper use.
or incompatibilities caused by edited registry
settings or modified operating system software.
Attempting to customize the operating system
may cause the Gear S or apps to work
improperly.
• Descriptions are based on the Gear S default
settings.
• Some content may differ, depending on the
region, service provider, or device’s software.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images,
• Content that requires high CPU and RAM
and other media provided with this Gear S
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.
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.
• You may incur additional charges for data
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues
services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location
caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
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services depending on your data plan. For
large data transfers, it is recommended to use
the Wi-Fi feature.
Instructional Icons
Warning: Situations that could cause injury to
yourself or others.
• Default apps that come with the Gear S are
Caution: Situations that could cause damage
to your device or other equipment.
subject to updates and may no longer be
supported without prior notice. If you have
questions about an app provided with the
Gear S, contact a Samsung Service Center.
For user-installed apps, contact service
providers.
Note: Essential information for using the
device.
Tip: Additional information you may find useful.
• Modifying the Gear S operating system or
installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in Gear S malfunctions and data
corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung license agreement and will
void your warranty.
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Maintaining Water and Dust
Resistance
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.
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.
• If the device is dropped or receives an
• Do not immerse the device in water deeper
• If the device has been immersed in water or
impact, the water-and dust-resistant features
of the device may be damaged.
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.
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.
• The touchscreen and other features may not
work properly if the device is used in water
or in other liquids.
• If the device or your hands are wet, dry them
thoroughly before handling the device.
• Your device has been tested in a controlled
• If the device is exposed to freshwater, dry
environment and shown to be water-and
dust-resistant in certain circumstances
(meets requirements of classification IP67
as described by the international standard
it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If the
device is exposed to any liquid other than
freshwater, rinse the device with freshwater
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IEC 60529 - Degrees of Protection provided
by Enclosures [IP Code]; test conditions:
15 - 35°C, 86 - 106 kPa, 1 meter, for 30
minutes). Despite this classification, your
device is not impervious to water damage
in any situation.
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Getting Started
About the Gear S
Package Contents
Your Gear S connects to your smartphone, to
allow you to check notifications, answer or make
calls, view and send messages, and more.
Check the product box for the following items:
• Gear S
• Charging dock and USB charger
• Quick start guide
After you pair the Gear S with your smartphone,
you can use it in Gear only mode to make calls,
and send and receive messages, even if Gear S
is outside Bluetooth range of the smartphone.
The items supplied with the Gear S and any
available accessories may vary depending on the
region or service provider.
For more information about Gear S connection
modes, see “Connections”.
The supplied items are designed only for this
Gear S and may not be compatible with other
devices.
Appearances and specifications are subject to
change without prior notice.
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Optional Accessories
Device Layout
• You can purchase additional accessories
from your local Samsung retailer. Make sure
they are compatible with the Gear S before
purchase.
Proximity
sensor
• Some accessories, such as docking devices,
UV Sensor
Power/Home key
may not have the same water- and dustresistance certification.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories.
Using unapproved accessories may cause the
performance problems and malfunctions that
are not covered by the warranty.
Speaker
Heart rate sensor
Charging
terminal
• Availability of all accessories is subject to
change depending entirely on manufacturing
companies. For more information about
available accessories, refer to the Samsung
website.
Microphone
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Feature
Function
Power/Home Key
• Press and hold to turn the
Gear S on or off.
Charging the Gear S
Charging dock with battery
• Press to move to the Clock
screen.
USB port
• Press to turn on the screen.
Proximity Sensor
• Detects when the Gear S is
near other items.
Speaker
• Plays sounds.
Heart rate sensor
• Measures your heart rate, for
use with apps like S Health on
the smartphone.
Charging terminal
Microphone
Charging terminals
• Connects to the terminal on
the charging dock, to charge
the battery.
• Picks up sounds.
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LED indicator
Feature
Function
Charging
terminal
Connects to the terminal on the
Gear S to charge the battery.
USB port
Connect a USB cable, to charge the
battery, or to sync information.
LED indicator
Lights to indicate device status.
About the Charging Dock
About the Battery
• Battery operating time is affected by device
Use the charging dock to charge the battery in
your Gear S. The charging dock also contains a
battery. Take care not to lose the dock.
usage patterns and the condition of the battery.
• Battery life can be reduced when multiple apps
• To charge the Gear S, connect it to the
or features are running simultaneously.
charging dock.
Note: During charging, the
Gear S 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 S is not
charging properly, contact a Samsung
Service Center.
• The charging dock can be used as a backup
battery. Simply connect it to your Gear S (no
cable needed).
• The charging dock automatically charges while
the Gear S is charging, or can be charged
independently without the Gear S.
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Charging the Battery
1. Connect the Gear S to the Charging dock with
the charging terminals facing each other.
Before using your Gear S for the first time,
charge the battery. You can charge the Gear S by
connecting it to the charging dock and plugging
the USB charger into an outlet, or by connecting
it to a computer with an optional USB cable (not
included).
Charging dock with battery
If the battery is completely depleted, you won’t
be able to turn the Gear S on immediately. Allow
a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the Gear S.
Charging terminals
Using Gear S during charging may cause the
battery to charge more slowly.
Caution: Use only Samsung-approved
chargers, batteries, and cables.
Unapproved chargers or cables can
cause damage. Connecting the charger
improperly may cause serious damage
to the Gear S. Any damage caused by
misuse is not covered by the warranty.
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2. Connect the USB charger to the USB port on
the charging dock, and then plug the charger
into an electrical outlet.
3. After charging, disconnect the Gear S from the
Charging dock and unplug the USB charger
from the electrical outlet.
Note: To save energy, unplug the
charger when not in use. The charger
does not have a power switch, so you
must unplug it from the electrical outlet
when not in use to avoid wasting power.
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Wearing the Gear S
Checking the Battery Level
When you connect the Gear S to the charging
dock, the LED indicator shows the battery level.
Battery level
Indicator color
100--80%
Blue
80--20%
Green
20--5%
Red
5--0%
Red blinking
1. Release the buckle.
Note: If the charging dock LED indicator
flashes yellow, there is a problem with
charging. Contact a Samsung Service
Center for support.
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Replacing the Strap
2. Open the clasp and place the strap around
your wrist. Adjust the length of the the strap by
moving the clasp, and then secure it with the
pin and press the buckle to close it.
Detach the strap from the Gear S to replace it
with a new one.
1. Hold the Gear S and pull the strap upwards to
detach it.
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1
Pin
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2. Insert one end of the Gear S into the mounting
hole of a new strap. Then, insert the other end
of the Gear S into the hole and pull the strap
up at the same time.
3. Ensure that the Gear S is sitting securely in the
mounting hole and that it is properly aligned
with the strap.
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3
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Turning the Gear S On or Off
Connecting the Gear S to a
Smartphone
Connection Modes
There are several ways your Gear S can connect
to a smartphone. The Gear S functionality
depends on the connection mode.
Power/Home key
When you configure Gear S connection settings,
they affect the way your Gear S works with the
connected smartphone.
Connected via Bluetooth
To turn the Gear S on:
In Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S is
paired with the smartphone via Bluetooth.
►►Press and hold the Power/Home key.
While in Bluetooth connection mode, the
Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the
connected smartphone, calls and SMS messages
to the Gear S phone number, and you can use all
of the Gear S and Samsung Gear app functions.
To turn the Gear S off:
►►Press and hold the Power/Home key, and
then tap Power off.
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Connected Remotely
Gear Only
When connected remotely, the Gear S is not
connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, but is
still connected to the smartphone via the mobile
network.
In Gear only mode, the Gear S is not connected
to the smartphone, and is operating as an
independent device.
While in Gear only mode, the Gear S will only
send and receive SMS messages and calls to the
Gear S phone number, and will have no access
to Samsung Gear app functions.
While connected remotely, the Gear S will receive
notifications and calls from the smartphone,
calls and SMS messages to the Gear S phone
number, and have limited access to Samsung
Gear app functions. Calls which are placed will be
dialed from the Gear phone number.
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Pairing Your Gear S to a Smartphone
1. On Gear S: Make sure your Gear S is turned
on.
The first time you turn on the Gear S, follow the
on-screen instructions to download and install
the Samsung Gear app on your smartphone.
Then, pair the Gear S with the smartphone via
Bluetooth to establish a connection between the
devices.
2. On Smartphone: Download the Samsung
Gear app from the Galaxy Essentials widget.
3. On Smartphone: Turn on Bluetooth, and then
select the Gear S from the list of scanned
devices. Tap OK when the Bluetooth pairing
request window appears.
If you want to connect the Gear S to a different
smartphone, you will need to reset the
Gear S, to remove all data from the memory.
Refer to Reset Gear for more information.
4. On Gear S: When the Bluetooth pairing
request appears, tap OK.
5. On Smartphone: Follow the onscreen
instructions to complete the set-up.
Note: Connection methods and screens
may vary depending on the type of
smartphone and the software version.
Tip: If your device does not display the
Galaxy Essentials widget, download
the Gear Manger app from Samsung
Galaxy apps or go download from
apps.samsung.com/gear.
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Signing in to Your Samsung Account
When the devices are connected, the Gear S
displays the Clock screen and a tutorial, and the
Samsung Gear Manager app launches on the
smartphone.
During the pairing process, the smartphone will
prompt you to sign in to your Samsung account.
Signing in to your Samsung account allows the
Gear S and the smartphone to remain connected
remotely when they are not connected via
Bluetooth.
The remote connection allows the Gear S
to receive notifications and calls from your
smartphone, even when they are not within
Bluetooth range.
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Basics
Using the Touchscreen
Tap
To open an app, to select a menu item, or to
press an on-screen button, tap it with a finger.
Caution: To avoid damaging the
touchscreen, do not tap it with anything
sharp or apply excessive pressure to it
with your fingertips.
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Touch and Hold
Touch and Hold with Two Fingers
Touch and hold to access available options.
Touch and hold with two fingers to open a list of
recently-used apps.
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Double-tap
Double-tap With Two Fingers
When viewing a picture, SMS message, or email,
double-tap to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.
To check Gear S status, including Bluetooth,
the connection to the smartphone, sound mode,
mobile network status, and remaining battery
power, double-tap anywhere on the screen with
two fingers. You can also adjust the volume and
the brightness of the display.
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Swipe
Drag
Use your finger to swipe from the top, bottom, left
or right edges of the screen to perform actions.
To move an app on the Apps screen, touch and
hold it and drag it to a new position.
When using an app, swipe left or right to perform
an action, such as scrolling through pictures in
Gallery, or moving to a new song in Music Player.
Swipe down from the top of the screen to return
to the previous screen.
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Basic Controls
Spread and Pinch
When viewing a picture, SMS message, or email,
spread two fingers apart to zoom in. Pinch to
zoom out.
Turning the Screen On or Off
To turn the screen on:
►►Press the Power/Home key. The Gear S will
display the Clock screen.
Tip: The screen turns off if the Gear S
is not used for a period of time. You can
specify the screen timeout period in the
Gear Settings.
To turn the screen off:
►►Press the Power/Home key.
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Adjusting the Brightness of the Display
Switching the Sound Mode
You can adjust the display’s brightness on the
Gear S to suit the environment.
You can quickly switch between modes, to control
whether your Gear S plays sounds or vibrations.
►►On the Clock screen, drag the screen upwards
from the bottom edge of the screen to display
the Apps screen, and then tap Settings >
Display > Brightness.
To switch to sound mode:
• Press and hold the Power/Home key, and then
tap Sound or Vibration.
• On the Clock screen, drag the screen upwards
Adjusting the Volume
from the bottom edge of the screen, and then
tap Settings > Sound > Sound mode >
Vibrate or Mute.
Adjust the volume of sound that Gear S plays.
►►On the Clock screen, drag the screen upwards
from the bottom edge of the screen to display
the Apps screen, and then tap Settings >
Sound > Volume.
Caution: Do not hold the Gear S
speaker close to your ear. Excessive
exposure to loud sounds can cause
hearing damage.
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Home Screen Layout
The Home screen has multiple panels. Swipe to
the left or right to view notifications or widgets, or
swipe from the top to display the Moments bar,
and from the bottom to display the Apps screen.
Moments Bar
Notifications
Panel
Widget or feature
Notifications
View events, such as missed calls
or new messages, received on the
Gear S and on the smartphone.
Moments Bar
View current status. For more
information, see “Moments Bar”.
Clock (Home)
View the time, plus other info,
depending on the clock style.
Apps Screen
Launch apps.
Widgets
Music Player, S Health, and News
briefing Widgets available by default,
or you can Add widgets.
Widgets
Apps Screen
Note: Default panel configuration may
vary, depending on the device software.
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Navigating the Home Screen
Returning to the Previous Screen
From the Clock screen:
Drag the screen downwards from the top edge of
the screen to return to the previous page.
• Swipe up from the bottom to display the Apps
screen.
• Swipe down from the top to display the
Moments bar.
• Swipe to the left to see Notifications.
• Swipe to the right to move to the Widgets
panels.
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Notifications
Adding Widgets to the Home Screen
You can customize the home screens by adding
widgets to the right of the Clock screen.
Stay up-to-date with a variety of notifications,
such as missed calls or new messages received
on the smartphone and on the Gear S.
To add a widget:
When the Gear S is not connected to the
smartphone via Bluetooth, you can still receive
notifications from the smartphone. For more
information, refer to Connection Modes.
►►On the Home screen, swipe from the left side
of the screen until you see the Add screen, and
then tap , and select a widget.
To Remove a Widget:
►►Touch and hold the widget, and then tap
Viewing Notifications
.
►►From the Clock screen, swipe to the right to
display the Notifications screen, and then tap
the notification.
Note: If a message includes long text or
attachments, check the message details
on your smartphone.
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Dismissing Notifications
Blocking Notifications
You can dismiss notifications from the
Notifications screen. This clears the notification,
but doesn’t affect the item.
You can choose the types of notifications you
want to receive on your Gear S. The Gear S must
be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth
to access Gear S settings in the Samsung Gear
app.
To clear a single notification:
1. From the Notifications screen, select a
notification.
►►On Smartphone: Tap
Apps >
Samsung
Gear > Notifications > Manage notifications
and tap
next to the item to block its
notifications.
2. Swipe up, and then tap > Clear.
To clear all notifications:
Tip: To receive only incoming call and
alarm notifications, on the smartphone
tap
Apps > Samsung Gear >
Notifications, and then tap Limit
notifications.
1. From the Notifications screen, select a
notification type.
2. Swipe the screen down, and then tap
Dismiss all.
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• Volume: Drag the slider to adjust sound
Moments Bar
volume.
To view status icons, or activate features quickly,
drag down from the top of the screen to display
the Moments bar. The Moments bar provides
useful status information, and allows you to
quickly adjust basic settings.
• Screen brightness: Drag the slider to adjust
the brightness of the screen, or tap Auto to
enable automatic screen brightness control.
• Call forwarding: Control forwarding of
unanswered calls from the smartphone to your
Gear S.
• Do not disturb: Mute the sound of incoming
calls and notifications, except for alarms.
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Clock Screen
Customizing the Clock Screen
The Clock screen is the home screen for the
Gear S.
You can choose the type of clock to display on
the Clock screen, and even customize the clock’s
features.
When you press the Power/Home key from any
other screen, the Clock screen displays.
To choose a clock type:
►►On the Clock screen, touch and hold on the
screen and then swipe to the left or right to
browse clock types, and then tap a clock to
select it.
To customize a clock:
►►When you select a clock, you can also edit
areas of the clock to your preferences.To
edit a clock, tap
, and then tap highlighted
areas on the screen to scroll through available
options.
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Customizing Your Gear S Style
To choose when the clock displays:
You can choose to have the clock display all the
time, even when the screen times out. When
the Clock always on option is enabled, the
clock displays in grayscale after timeout so you
can always check the time and quickly access
notifications.
You can make your Gear S your own by choosing
the wallpaper, color theme, and font.
Choosing Wallpaper
Wallpaper displays in the background of the
home screens, except the Clock screen.
►►From the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style >
Clocks > Clock always on.
►►From the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style >
Wallpapers, and then make a selection:
• Tap a wallpaper to select it.
• Tap to choose a solid wallpaper.
• Tap to choose a picture stored on the
Gear S.
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Apps
Choosing a Color Theme
The color theme applies to the Gear S menus.
To open the Apps screen:
►►From the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style >
Color theme, and then make a selection.
►►On the Clock screen, drag upwards from the
bottom edge of the screen.
Choosing the Font
You can choose the font used on the Gear S
screens.
►►From the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style >
Font, and then make a selection for Font style
and Font size.
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Opening Apps
Rearranging Apps
To open an app:
►►On the Apps screen, touch and hold an app
and drag it to the desired location.
►►From the Clock screen, drag upwards from the
bottom edge of the screen to display the Apps
screen, and then select an app icon to open it.
Installing Apps
When the Gear S and the smartphone are
connected via Bluetooth, you can download and
install apps on the Gear S via the smartphone.
To open a recently-used app:
►►Tap Recent apps, and then tap an app icon.
►►On the Apps screen, swipe upwards and tap
Get more applications.
Closing Apps
Note: You can only uninstall the
downloaded apps on the Gear S via
the smartphone. Refer to Uninstalling
apps in the Samsung Gear app for more
information.
To close an app:
►►Touch and hold the screen with two fingers to
display recent apps, and then touch and hold
on an app and drag it to the left or right.
To close all apps:
►►Touch and hold the screen with two fingers to
display recent apps, and then tap Close all.
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Status Icons
Icon
Status icons appear at the top of the Moments
screen.
No service. Mobile network coverage is
not available. With no mobile network
coverage, Gear S cannot use Gear only
mode.
You can also display status icons by doubletapping on the screen with two fingers.
3G service. The Gear S is connected to
the mobile network, and 3G coverage is
available.
Common icons are listed in the table below.
Icon
Status
Status
Bluetooth connected. The Gear S is
connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
For more information, refer to “Bluetooth
Mode” on page 101.
Signal strength. Coverage for mobile
network service.
Bluetooth disconnected. Bluetooth is on,
but the Gear S is not connected to the
smartphone via Bluetooth.
Location service in use. The
location setting is enabled, and the Gear S
is communicating with GPS to determine
location.
Wi-Fi connected. The Gear S is connected
to a Wi-Fi network.
Bluetooth headset. The Gear S is
connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Mute mode enabled. The Gear S will
not play any sounds or vibration for
notifications.
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Icon
Setting a Privacy Lock
Status
Vibration mode enabled. The Gear S will
play a vibration for notifications, instead of
a sound.
You can set a privacy lock to prevent others from
using or accessing personal data and information
stored on the Gear S when it is disconnected
from the smartphone.
Airplane mode enabled. Gear S is not
connected to the mobile network. While in
Airplane mode, you cannot use Gear S for
calls or messaging, or other features that
require a mobile network connection, such
as News Briefing. You can use Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth, and other features like Music
Player.
If you set a privacy lock, the Gear S will lock
automatically when it disconnects from the
smartphone.
Setting a Privacy Lock
You can set a 4 to 8-digit PIN to secure the
Gear S.
Battery status. The percentage of
remaining battery power also displays.
►►On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Privacy
lock > Privacy lock > PIN.
Do Not Disturb mode enabled. The
Gear S won’t alert you to any new
notifications, but you can use Gear S to
call or send messages, or use the other
features.
Unlocking the Screen
►►Press the Power/Home key to turn on the
screen, and then and enter the unlock PIN.
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Entering Text
Changing the Input Language
While entering text, you can change the input
language at any time. Use one of these methods:
Keyboard layout
• Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of
When you tap a text entry field on the screen, a
keyboard displays to enter text.
the keyboard, and then select a language.
• Slide the space key left or right.
Tip: To add more languages, touch and
hold 123, and then tap
> Select
input languages and select a language
to add.
Suggested keywords
Enter uppercase. For
all caps, tap twice
Enter numbers and
punctuation marks
Enter a space
Delete a preceding
character
Break to the next line
Note: Some languages do not support
text entry. To enter text, you must
change the input language to one of the
supported languages.
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Changing the Keyboard Layout
Use Additional Keyboard Functions
►►Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner
of the keyboard, tap
, and then select a
keyboard layout.
►►Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of
the keyboard to access other functions.
• EN(US): Select an input language to use.
• : Enter text by voice.
• : Enter text using templates.
• : Change the keyboard settings.
• 123: Enter numbers and punctuation marks.
• Sym: Enter symbols.
• : Insert emoticons.
Tip: On the 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.
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Motions
Entering Text by Voice
Speak the text you want to enter.
You can use motions to control the Gear S.
►►Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of
the keyboard, and then tap .
Wake-up Gesture
When the Wake-up gesture is enabled, the
Gear S recognizes when you pick it up and
displays a screen. You can choose whether it
displays the clock, or the last page you accessed
before the screen turned off. Refer to Display
settings for more information about choosing the
wake-up screen.
Start or pause
entering text
by voice
To enable or disable the Wake-up gesture:
►►On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Motions
and tap Wake-up gesture.
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Mute/Pause
When the Mute/Pause gesture is enabled, you
can cover the screen with your palm to mute
incoming calls or alarms, or to pause media
playback.
To enable or disable the Mute/Pause gesture:
►►On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Motions
and tap Mute/pause.
Note: Excessive shaking or impact on
the Gear S may result in unintended
inputs.
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Power Saving Features
Transferring Files Between the
Gear S and a Computer
Use Power saving mode to saves battery power.
• All functions except calling, messaging, and
Move audio, images, or other types of files from a
computer to the Gear S, or vice versa.
notifications are turned off, and mobile data
connection deactivates when the screen turns
off.
For more information about transferring files, refer
to Transferring files from the smartphone to the
Gear S for more information.
• Screens use gray tones instead of color.
• The Clock always on feature is disabled, and a
Caution: Do not disconnect the
Gear S and the USB cable while
transferring files. Doing so may damage
the Gear or result in data loss.
special power saving screen displays.
• Wi-Fi and motion features are disabled.
To enable power saving:
Note: The Gear may not connect
properly if connected via a USB hub.
Connect the Gear directly to the
computer’s USB port.
►►On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Power
saving, and then tap Power saving mode >
Turn on power saving mode.
To disable power saving:
►►From the special power saving screen, tap
> Disable Power saving, and then tap OK.
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Upgrading the Gear S
Connecting as a Media Device
1. Connect the Gear to the charging dock.
The Gear S can be upgraded to the latest
software.
2. Connect the charging dock to a computer
using a USB cable.
To upgrade the Gear S, connect the Gear S to the
smartphone via Bluetooth, and use the Samsung
Gear app.
3. On the computer, use the file browser 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 S.
1. On smartphone: Tap
Gear.
5. Disconnect the charging dock from the Gear S
and the computer.
Apps > Samsung
2. On smartphone: Select the Gear S from
the display, and then tap Software update
> Update now and follow the prompts to
complete the update.
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Caution:
• Check the Gear’s battery status before
upgrading the software. Charge the battery
fully before upgrading the software.
• Do not turn off the smartphone while the
Gear S is upgrading.
• While upgrading the Gear S, do not launch
other apps on the smartphone or operate
the Gear S. Doing so may overload the
smartphone.
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Connections
Connection Modes
messages to the Gear S phone number, and you
can use all of the Gear S and Samsung Gear app
functions.
There are several ways your Gear S can connect
to a smartphone. The Gear S functionality
depends on the connection mode.
Connected Remotely
When you configure Gear S connection settings,
they may affect the way your Gear S works with a
connected smartphone.
When connected remotely, the Gear S is not
connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, but is
still connected to the smartphone via the mobile
network.
Connected via Bluetooth
While connected remotely, the Gear S will receive
notifications and calls from the smartphone,
calls and SMS messages to the Gear S phone
number, and have limited access to Samsung
Gear app functions. Calls which are placed will be
dialed from the Gear phone number.
When connected via Bluetooth, the Gear S is
paired with the smartphone via Bluetooth.
While connected via Bluetooth, the
Gear S will receive notifications and calls from
both the connected smartphone, calls and SMS
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Bluetooth
Gear Only
In Gear only mode, the Gear S is not connected
to the smartphone, and is operating as a
independent device.
When you connect the Gear S to your
smartphone via Bluetooth, the Gear S can
access all Gear S and Samsung Gear app
functions.
While in Gear only mode, the Gear S will only
send and receive SMS messages and calls to the
Gear S phone number, and will have no access
to Samsung Gear app functions.
For more information about connecting Gear S to
a smartphone via Bluetooth, see “Connecting a
New Gear” on page 101.
You can also use Bluetooth to connect the
Gear S to a Bluetooth headset.
Turn Bluetooth On or Off
►►From the Apps screen, tap Settings >
Connections > Bluetooth, and then tap the
check box beside Bluetooth to turn it on or off.
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Connecting to a Bluetooth Headset
To disconnect from a Bluetooth headset:
When you pair the Gear S with a Bluetooth
headset, the Gear S remembers the pairing and
will connect to the headset automatically any time
it detects the headset.
►►On Gear: From the Apps screen, tap Settings
> Connections > Bluetooth, and then tap the
name of the headset. Follow the on-screen
instructions to disconnect the headset.
Note: When you disconnect from
a Bluetooth headset, the Gear S
remembers the pairing so you can
connect at a later time. You can use the
Unpair setting to make Gear S forget the
headset.
To pair with a Bluetooth headset:
1. On Bluetooth Headset: Turn on Bluetooth,
and make the headset discoverable.
2. On Gear: Turn on Bluetooth. From the Apps
screen, tap Settings > Connections >
Bluetooth, and then tap the check box beside
Bluetooth to enable or disable the feature.
Unpairing from a Bluetooth headset:
►►On Gear: From the Apps screen, tap Settings
> Connections > Bluetooth, and then tap
the cog icon next to the headset name. Follow
the on-screen instructions to complete the
unpairing the headset.
3. On Gear: Tap BT headset, and then tap the
name of the headset to select it.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete
the pairing.
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• Samsung is not responsible for the loss,
Configure Bluetooth Settings
interception, or misuse of data sent or received
via the Bluetooth feature.
Configure settings for the Bluetooth feature.
Note: Bluetooth must be turned on to
configure Bluetooth settings.
• 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.
►►From the Apps screen, tap Settings >
Connections > Bluetooth.
Notices About Using Bluetooth
• Some devices, especially those that are not
tested or approved by the Bluetooth SIG, may
be incompatible with your Gear S.
• Ensure that your Gear S 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.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal
purposes (for example, pirating copies of
files or illegally tapping communications for
commercial purposes).
• 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
repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
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Mobile Networks
will turn off automatically when the Gear
S is connected to the smartphone via
Bluetooth, and turn on when the Bluetooth is
disconnected. There is a delay between the
end of the Bluetooth connection and the start
of mobile network connection.
• Always on: When enabled, the Gear S is
always connected to the mobile network,
when it is available.
• Always off: When enabled, the Gear S
never accesses the mobile network. Note
that if the Gear S can’t access the mobile
network, you cannot use the remote
connection or Gear only modes.
The Gear S can connect to mobile networks, to
allow remote connection to a smartphone, and for
Gear only connection mode.
You can also configure other mobile network
settings to control whether, and how, the Gear S
accesses mobile data service.
Using Mobile Networks
You can configure how Gear S accesses mobile
networks, and whether it can access mobile data
or service while roaming.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings >
Connections > Mobile networks
2. Tap Use mobile data to choose an option:
• Auto on/off: When enabled, the Gear S
will automatically turn access to the mobile
network on or off, depending on whether
the Gear S is connected to the smartphone
via Bluetooth. Access to the mobile network
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Wi-Fi
Adding Wi-Fi Networks
You can also add Wi-Fi networks manually, by
entering information about the network. You may
need to do this if the Wi-Fi network is hidden, or
not visible in a scan.
You can connect the Gear S to Wi-Fi to connect
to your smartphone remotely, or to update your
news and weather information when the Gear S
is not connected to the smartphone. This feature
is available when the Gear S is not connected to
the smartphone.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings >
Connections > Wi-Fi and tap Wi-Fi.
2. Tap Wi-Fi networks >
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings >
Connections > Wi-Fi and tap Wi-Fi.
.
3. Enter the network name in Find hidden
network and tap OK.
2. Tap Wi-Fi networks > Scan.
Tip: After connecting your Gear S
to a Wi-Fi network, the Gear S will
automatically connect to that network
each time it is available, without
requiring a password. To prevent the
Gear S from connecting to the network
automatically, select it from the list of
networks and tap Forget.
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.
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Remote Connection
You can remotely connect the Gear S to the
smartphone when a Bluetooth connection
between the devices is not available. When this
feature is activated, you can receive notifications
from the smartphone and use apps that require
a network connection on the Gear S. For more
information, refer to “Connection Modes” on page
14.
1. On smartphone: Sign in to your Samsung
account.
2. On smartphone: Tap Apps > Samsung
Gear > Settings, and then tap Use Remote
connection.
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Apps
Phone
Setting an Outgoing Number
You can choose the phone number that displays
for calls you make from the Gear S. By default,
outgoing calls display the smartphone phone
number.
Make a voice call using the keypad, from your
contacts list, or from the call logs.
Note: If a Bluetooth connection between
the two devices is not available,
outgoing calls will only be made from
the Gear S phone number.
►►On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Call >
Outgoing number > Gear or Mobile device.
Note: You can only set an outgoing
number when the Gear S is connected
to the smartphone via Bluetooth or
remote connection.
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Making Calls from the Phone
Making Calls from Call Logs
• On the Apps screen, tap Phone >
►►On the Apps screen, tap Phone >
Logs,
and then use one of these methods:
• Drag a log entry to the right to call the
number.
• Select a log entry, and then tap Call.
, enter a
number using the keypad, and then tap
Call.
Enter the number
using the keypad
View call and
message logs
Making Calls from Contacts
Choose a contact
►►On the Apps screen, tap Contacts, and then
use one of these methods:
• Drag a contact to the right to call the
contact’s default number.
• Select a contact, and then tap Call or
select a phone number.
Delete a character
Note: If the Gear S 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 S to
cool down.
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Receiving calls
Rejecting a Call
When a call comes in, you can reject the call, and
send the caller to voicemail. To reject a call, use
one of these methods:
• Drag
to the left. To send a message to
the caller, select a message from the list of
rejection messages.
<An incoming call to the
Gear’s phone number>
• If the voice control feature is activated, say
“Reject” to reject the call. Refer to Call for more
information on this option.
<An incoming call to the
smartphone’s number>
Answering a Call
When a call comes in, you can answer it using
one of these methods:
• Drag to the right.
• If the voice control feature is activated, say
“Accept” to answer the call. Refer to Call for
more information on activating this option.
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Missed Calls
Checking Voicemail on Gear S
If you miss a call, a notification displays on the
screen.
When you receive a new voicemail notification,
you can access voicemail from Gear S to listen to
the message.
To view missed call notifications:
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left
edge of the screen to display Notifications.
• On the Clock screen, swipe to the right.
• On the Apps screen, tap Phone > Logs.
2. Tap a voicemail, or swipe across it from left or
right, to view the notification.
Voicemail
3. To access voicemail, tap a notification, and
then tap .
Calls that you don’t answer go to voicemail. If you
miss a call or reject a call on the smartphone, the
call goes to voicemail.
If you forward calls from the smartphone to
Gear S, missed calls will go to the Gear S
voicemail, and will continue going to the Gear S
voicemail until you turn off forwarding.
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Forwarding Calls to Gear S
Call forwarding continues until your Gear S and
smartphone are connected again, via Bluetooth
or remote connection.
If you turn on Call forwarding, when Gear S is
disconnected from your smartphone, calls to the
smartphone are automatically forwarded to the
Gear S. You can turn on Call forwarding when
you pair your Gear S with a smartphone, in the
Gear S Settings, or in Settings of the Samsung
Gear app on the smartphone.
Note: Depending on your service
provider, call forwarding may require a
separate subscription, and may result in
additional charges.
If you uninstall the Samsung Gear app
while call forwarding is active, you will
need to turn off call forwarding in the
smartphone’s Call settings.
When call forwarding is active:
• Your smartphone will ring a few times for
an incoming call, and then the call will be
forwarded to your Gear S.
• If you do not answer the call on your Gear S,
the caller may leave a voicemail that you can
listen to on your Gear S.
To use call forwarding, you must sign in to
your Samsung account, and the Use Remote
connection setting must be enabled on the
Samsung Gear app on the smartphone (this is
enabled by default).
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Turn Call Forwarding On or Off from Gear S
Options During Calls
►►From the Apps screen, tap Settings > Call
> Call forwarding, and then tap Turn on or
Turn off.
During a call, you can use in-call options.
Using the Call Screen
Turn Call Forwarding On or Off from
Samsung Gear App
►►On smartphone: On the Apps screen, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Call forwarding,
and then Turn on or Turn off.
Adjust
the volume
Continue the
call on the
mobile device
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Access
additional
options
End the
current call
Mute the
microphone
Transferring Calls to the Smartphone
Muting the Microphone
You can transfer the call from the Gear S to
the smartphone, to continue the call on the
smartphone.
You can to turn off the microphone so that the
other party cannot hear you.
►►On the Call screen, tap
►►On the Call screen, tap
.
Opening the Keypad
Switching to a Bluetooth Headset
You can open the keypad, to enter a number, or
to make another call.
Switch the call from Gear S to a Bluetooth
headset to continue the call on the headset.
►►On the Call screen, tap >
• If the Gear S is already connected to a
Bluetooth headset, tap >
Bluetooth headset.
.
to switch to the
• If the Gear S is not connected to a Bluetooth
headset, open the Apps screen, tap Settings
> Connections, and then > BT headset,
and then select a Bluetooth headset from the
detected devices list.
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.
Contacts
Using Contacts
When the Gear S and the smartphone are
connected, the Gear S automatically retrieves
contacts from the smartphone and displays them
on the screen.
• Make a call: Tap
When you find a contact on the Gear S, tap the
contact to access options:
, or tap a phone number if
the contact has more than one number saved.
• Send a message: Tap
to create a new
message addressed to the contact.
Searching for Contacts
►►On the Apps screen, tap Contacts, and then
use one of these 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.
• Send an email: If the contact has an email
address, tap the address to create an email
addressed to them.
Favorites
When you set contacts as favorites on the
smartphone, they display at the top of the Gear S
contacts screen so you can find them easily.
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Messages
Connection Mode and Messaging
When you send and view messages from
Gear S, the connection mode affects how the
messages are handled:
View messages and reply, or call the sender
using the Gear S. The Gear S displays messages
that are sent to the Gear S and smartphone.
Connected via Bluetooth:
Note: You may incur additional charges
for sending or receiving messages when
you are roaming.
• Message sent from the smartphone number by
default. Messages to the smartphone can be
viewed on the smartphone or Gear S.
• Messages to the Gear S phone number can be
Sending Messages
viewed on the smartphone or Gear S.
When Gear S is connected to a smartphone, you
can use Gear S to send messages from either
device’s phone number. By default, the Gear S
sends messages using the smartphone’s number.
Connected Remotely:
• Messages are sent from the smartphone
number by default. Messages to the
smartphone can be viewed on the smartphone
or Gear S.
1. From the Apps screen, tap Messages.
2. Tap > Compose to create a new message.
3. Add recipients and enter a message, and then
tap
to send the message.
• Messages to the Gear S phone number can be
viewed on the smartphone or Gear S.
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Viewing Incoming Messages
Gear only:
• All messages are sent from the Gear S phone
Viewing messages as they arrive:
number. Only messages sent to the Gear S
phone number can be viewed on Gear S.
When you receive a new message, Gear S alerts
you by displaying a notification. You can tap the
notification to view the message.
• When you connect to the smartphone, you will
be able to see messages sent to and from that
device again. Even after being reconnected,
the smartphone cannot view any messages
sent to or from the Gear S phone number.
Checking messages at any time:
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left side
of the screen to display Notifications.
2. Tap a message to view it. While viewing a
message, you can use these options:
• To zoom in on the screen while viewing a
message, double-tap the screen or spread
your fingers apart on the screen.
• To view the message on the smartphone,
tap
> Show on device.
• To reply to a message, tap , enter your
message, and then tap
.
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Responding to Messages
Clearing Message Notifications
While viewing a message notification, you can
respond to the message, call the sender, or open
the Messages app to view the message thread.
After you view a message, you can clear
the notification so it no longer displays on
Notifications.
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left side
of the screen to display Notifications.
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left side
of the screen to display Notifications.
2. Tap a message to view it. While viewing a
message, you can use these options. You may
need to swipe up to see the controls.
• Tap to respond to the message.
• Tap > Call to call the sender.
• Tap > Open app to open Messages to view
the entire message thread.
• Tap > Dismiss to clear the notification.
2. Tap a message to view it, and then tap >
Clear. You may need to swipe up to see the
controls.
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Email
Reading Emails
►►On the Apps screen, tap Email and select an
email to view it. While viewing an email, you
can use these options:
• To zoom in on the screen while viewing an
email, double-tap the screen or spread your
fingers apart on the screen.
• To view the email on the smartphone, tap
Show on device.
• To reply to a message, tap , enter your
message, and then tap
.
View emails received on the smartphone and
reply to them.
Sending Emails
1. On the Apps screen, tap Email.
2. Drag the screen downwards from the center of
the screen and tap Compose.
3. Add recipients and enter a message, and then
tap
to send the message.
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S Health
Before You Start Exercising
This app can be used to monitor your exercise.
While moderate physical activity, such as brisk
walking, is safe for most people, health experts
suggest that you talk with your doctor before you
start an exercise program, particularly if you have
any of the following conditions:
S Health helps you manage your health. Set
fitness goals and regularly record and check your
progress.
When the Gear S is synced with a compatible
S Health app on the smartphone, you can use
additional features. The additional features
include checking your physical condition and
exercise records, and more.
• Heart disease
• Asthma or lung disease
• Diabetes, or liver or kidney disease
• Arthritis
Note: 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. Consult a
medical professional if you experience
any health problems or need medical
assistance.
You should also check with your doctor if you
have symptoms suggestive of heart, lung, or
other serious disease, such as:
• Pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw, or
arms during physical activity
• Dizziness or loss of consciousness
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• Shortness of breath with mild exertion or at
• You are overweight or obese.
• You have high blood pressure or high
rest, or when lying down or going to bed.
• Ankle swelling, especially at night
• A heart murmur or a rapid or pronounced
cholesterol.
• You have impaired glucose tolerance, also call
heartbeat
pre-diabetes.
• Muscle pain when walking upstairs or up a hill
When in Doubt - Check it Out
that goes away when you rest
If you are unsure of your health status, have
several health problems, or are pregnant, you
should speak with your doctor before starting a
new exercise program. Working with your doctor
ahead of time is a good way to plan an exercise
program that is right and safe for you. Consider it
the first step on your path to physical fitness.
The American College of Sports Medicine
recommends that you see your doctor before
engaging in vigorous exercise if two or more of
the following apply:
• You are a man older than age 45 or a woman
older than age 55.
• You have a family history of heart disease
Note:
before age 55.
• The accuracy of the heart rate sensor may
• You smoke or quit smoking in the past six
be diminished depending on measurement
conditions and surroundings.
months.
• Use the HR feature only for measuring your
• You have not exercise for three months or
heart rate.
more.
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• Do not look directly at the heart rate sensor’s
• Do not talk, yawn, or breathe deeply while
• Cold ambient temperatures may affect your
• Because the heart rate sensor uses light to
lights. Doing so may impair your vision. Please
make sure children do not look directly at the
lights.
taking heart rate measurements. Doing so
may cause your heart rate to be recorded
inaccurately.
measurement; during winter or cold weather,
keep yourself warm when checking your heart
rate.
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.
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
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Measuring Your Heart Rate
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.
When measuring your heart rate, wear the Gear
S snugly above your wrist as shown in the figure
below. Do not fasten the Gear S too tightly.
• 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.
<Rear>
Heart rate sensor
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Setting up a User Profile
Access
additional
options
1. On the Apps screen, tap S Health.
2. Read the information about using this app and
tap OK.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to select your
gender, and enter your birth date, physical
statistics, and choose other options.
Exercise
distance
Pedometer
The Pedometer feature counts the number of
steps you have taken and measures the distance
travelled. It also calculates the calories you have
used.
Total calories
burned
Using the Healthy Pace Feature
If you walk more than 10 minutes a day, the Gear
S displays the healthy pace icon.
1. On the Apps screen, tap S Health >
Pedometer.
►►On the Pedometer main screen, tap >
Healthy pace and tick Healthy pace.
2. When you use this feature for the first time,
read the information about the health pace
feature and inactive time alert, scroll upwards,
and then select an option.
3. To stop measuring, tap > Pause.
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Setting an Alert for Inactive Time
Exercise Mate
Display alerts on the screen if you do not move
for a specific period of time.
Record your exercise information and burnt
calories using S Health’s exercise feature.
►►On the Pedometer main screen, tap >
Inactive time, and then tick Inactive time.
1. On the Apps screen, tap S Health > Exercise.
Viewing Your Step Count in a Graph
3. Tap Start to start monitoring.
View your step count for a period in a graph.
4. Tap Agree to allow this feature to use your
current location information.
2. Select a type of exercise to monitor.
►►On the Pedometer main screen, swipe
upwards.
5. The heart rate measurement starts. Start
running when the measurement is completed.
You can view information, such as calories
burned and speed, on the screen.
6. To finish exercising, tap the screen and tap
Stop > OK.
7. Swipe to the left or right to view your exercise
information.
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Note: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.
Listen to music.
Exercise time
Heart rate
Exercise distance
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.
Note: The built-in Location feature
is used to check information, such
as altitude and speed, when you
are cycling or hiking. Make sure the
Location feature is active and that
the Gear S and the smartphone are
connected at all times while using this
feature.
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.
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• Measure your heart rate before you start to
Using the Coaching Feature while Exercising
in Running Mode
exercise. If you measure your heart rate during
exercise, measurements may be inaccurate.
Use the personalized coaching feature to
exercise safely and effectively. You will receive
real-time coaching advice that leads you through
a safe and effective workout that keeps you fit.
• 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.
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.
• 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 S will calculate it using “210 - (0.65 x
age)”.
Caution: If you feel pain or discomfort
while exercising, stop immediately and
consult a medical professional.
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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.
Running
Visit www.firstbeat.fi/te for more information.
4. Tap Start, and then start running when the
heart rate measurement is complete. You can
view information, such as burnt calories and
speed, on the screen.
1. On the Exercise main screen, tap Running.
2. Tap and enable Coaching, and then tap
Coaching to set a training goal, duration, and
maximum heart rate.
3. Drag the screen downwards from the top edge
of the screen to return to the Running screen.
5. When you finish running, tap the screen
and tap Stop > OK to stop monitoring your
exercise information.
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Viewing a Log of Burned Calories
Tip: 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 smartphone in the S Health
app.
Compare your burned calorie records for a period
by viewing them in a graph.
►►On the Exercise main screen, select a type of
exercise and swipe upwards.
View your burnt calories in a
graph
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• Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking
Measuring Heart Rate
measurements may cause your heart rate to
be different from your normal heart rate.
Measure and record your heart rate.
Note: 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.
• 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 while taking heart rate
measurements. Doing so may cause your
heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
• Heart rate measurements may vary depending
Be Aware of Following Conditions Before
Measuring your Heart Rate:
on the measurement method and the
environment they are taken in.
• 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.
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Measuring your Heart Rate
Viewing Heart Rate Records in a Graph
1. On the Apps screen, tap S Health > Heart
Rate.
View and compare your heart rate records for a
period in a graph.
2. When you use this feature for the first time,
read the information about measuring your
heart rate and tap OK.
On the Heart rate main screen, swipe upwards.
Access
additional
options.
3. Tap Start to begin measuring your heart rate.
After a moment, your current heart rate will
display on the screen.
• To view more information, tap the screen.
• To add tag information rate, tap .
Maximum
heart rate
View data
in a graph
Tip: Only records from the past thirty days are
saved. You can view previous data on the S
Health app installed on the smartphone.
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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
smartphone.
When the Gear is monitoring your sleep duration,
blocking mode is activated.
1. On the 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.
5. Tap I’m awake > OK to stop recording.
3. Tap Record sleep.
4. Read the information about measuring sleep
data and tap OK. The sleep duration appears
on the screen when sleep recording starts.
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Viewing your Sleep Data in a Graph
Measuring the UV Level
►►On the Sleep main screen, swipe upwards.
Measure UV levels in your current location and
record the UV level data.
Tip: 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.
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, and then tap Start.
3. Face the Gear’s screen towards the sun. The
UV level will appear on the screen when the
measurement is complete.
Access additional information.
Sleep duration
View data in a graph
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Viewing the UV Level Records in a Graph
Be Aware of the Following Conditions Before
Measuring UV Level:
On the UV main screen, swipe upwards.
• During winter or in humid environment,
measurements may differ from the actual UV
level.
Access additional options.
• Do not obstruct the UV sensor. Doing so may
UV level
cause the UV level to be recorded inaccurately.
• If the UV sensor is dirty, wipe the sensor before
View data in a graph
measuring.
• If you measure UV levels indoors, the
measurement may be inaccurate.
• UV level measurements may vary depending
Note: The Gear’s UV measurement
feature cannot be used for medical
purposes.
on the measurement method and the
environment they are taken in.
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• If the Gear is connected to a mobile device,
Additional Information about S Health
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 personal information collected by S Health
may be stored on the Gear for informative
purposes only. Samsung does not receive,
store, nor transmit your personal information.
(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 or by
uninstalling the app. Resetting the data will
delete all information stored in the server. To
delete any data you have shared with social
networks or transferred to storage devices, you
must delete them separately.
• 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.
• 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.
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Schedule
S Voice
View the events scheduled on the smartphone’s
Calendar.
Perform various tasks simply by speaking.
Once you activate S Voice, you can wake up the
Gear from any screen when you say “Hi Gear.”
1. On the Apps screen, tap Schedule.
2. 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.
Note: S Voice does not support all
languages.
Using S Voice
1. On the Apps screen, tap S Voice. When
S Voice is active, the microphone icon turns
red.
2. Say a voice command. If you say a command
and the device recognizes it, the microphone
icon at the bottom of the screen flashes green.
Then, the device performs the command. To
repeat a voice command or say a different
command, tap .
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Changing the Wake-up Command
Tips for Better Voice Recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
You can speak the wake-up command to launch
S Voice when the device is in standby mode. By
default, the wake-up command is “Hi Gear”, but
you can change the wake-up command.
1. On the Apps screen, tap S Voice.
The Gear may not recognize your commands or
may perform unwanted commands depending on
your surroundings or how you speak.
2. Tap > Voice wake-up > Change command.
Disabling Voice Prompt
Waking up S Voice in Standby Mode
When Voice prompt is enabled, the Gear provides
voice feedback when you say commands.
If S Voice is not used for a certain period, it
automatically switches to standby mode.
1. On the Apps screen, tap S Voice.
►►Tap the microphone icon or say “Hi Gear” to
the device to resume voice recognition.
2. Tap and deselect Voice prompt.
Tap > Example Commands to view
examples of available voice commands.
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Alarm
Stopping Alarms
►►Drag
outside the large circle to stop an
alarm. If the alarm includes a snooze option,
drag
outside the large circle to repeat the
alarm after a specified length of time.
Setting Alarms
1. On the Apps screen, tap Alarm >
.
2. Set an alarm time, select the days on which
the alarm will repeat, set other various alarm
options.
Deleting Alarms
1. On the Apps screen, tap Alarm.
3. Tap Save. The saved alarm is added to the
alarms list.
2. Drag the screen downwards from the center of
the screen and tap Delete.
4. In the alarms list, tap
to activate the alarm
or tap
to deactivate the alarm.
3. Tick alarms and tap Delete.
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Find My Device
Viewing the Location of the Mobile Device
Note: To use this feature, you must turn
on Share location on the smartphone.
While in Bluetooth connection mode
with the smartphone, open the Samsung
Gear app, and then tap Settings >
Share location.
If you misplace the connected smartphone,
Gear S can help you find it.
1. On Gear: On the Apps screen, tap Find My
Device.
2. On Gear: Tap Start.
3. On smartphone: The smartphone plays
sounds and turns on the screen.
1. On Gear: On the Apps screen, tap Find My
Device.
4. On smartphone: When you find the
smartphone, drag
outside the large circle
on the smartphone, or tap Stop on the Gear S.
2. On Gear: Tap
> Locate device.
3. On Gear: The address of the current location
of the smartphone displays. To display the
location on a map, tap Show on map.
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Gallery
Viewing Photos
1. On the Apps screen, tap Gallery.
View images stored in the mobile device after
transferring the images to the Gear. Refer to
Transferring files from the mobile device to the
Gear for more information.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to start using
Gallery. To transfer images to the Gear, tap
Show on device.
3. Select a photo.
Transferring Photos from a Smartphone to
Gear S
Deleting Photos
Use the Samsung Gear app to transfer photos to
your Gear S, to view on the Gear S.
Deleting one photo
1. On smartphone: On the Apps screen of the
smartphone, tap Samsung Gear.
2. Select an image and tap > Delete.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Gallery.
2. On smartphone: Tap Image, and then tap
images to select them. Tap Done to send the
files to the
Gear S.
Deleting Multiple Photos
1. Tap and hold an image to delete, and then tap
more images to mark them for deletion.
2. Tap
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at the bottom of the screen.
Music Player
Automatically Transferring Music from a
Smartphone to Gear S During Charging
Listen to music saved on the Gear S and on the
smartphone.
When Auto send tracks to Gear is turned
on, tracks from the selected playlist will be
automatically copied to Gear S whenever your
smartphone and Gear S are both charging.
Transferring Music from a Smartphone to
Gear S
1. On smartphone: From the Apps screen, tap
Samsung Gear > My apps.
1. On smartphone: On the Apps screen of the
smartphone, tap Samsung Gear.
2. On smartphone: Tap
next to Music
Player, and then tap Auto send tracks to
Gear.
2. On smartphone: Tap Music > Send tracks to
Gear, tap music files, and then tap Send.
• To send playlists saved in the smartphone
to the Gear when the both devices are
charging, tap Auto send tracks to Gear.
3. On smartphone: Choose a playlist.
Note: When Auto send tracks to Gear
is turned on, you won’t be able to send
tracks to your Gear S manually.
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Playing Music
1. On the Apps screen, tap Music Player.
Controlling Music Playback on the
Smartphone
2. When the pop-up window with information
about transferring music to the Gear appears,
tap OK. To transfer music to the Gear, tap
Show on device.
►►On the Apps screen, tap Music Player > >
Mobile device and tap .
When you play music on your smartphone, you
can control playback from the Gear.
3. Swipe to the left or right and select a song to
play.
Adjust the volume
Access additional
options
Open the playlist
Pause and resume
playback
Tap to restart the
current song or skip
to the previous song,
or hold to scan
backward
Tap to skip to the
next song, or hold to
scan forward
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• To view your current location and the route
Navigator
to the destination, tap
.
• To view the search history, swipe to the right.
• To customize settings, download offline
Get directions for a selected location in the form
of spoken and visual instructions.
maps, and more, swipe to the left.
Note: 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. On the Apps screen, tap Navigator.
6. Select a destination from the list and tap
.
To
view
more
information,
such
as
route
or
•
distance, scroll upwards.
• To update the route, drag the screen
downwards from the center of the screen
and tap Refresh routes.
2. The first time you use the app, read the terms
and conditions, and tap Agree if you want to
continue.
7. Tap
to get directions. Gear will display the
directions and any route changes depending
on your movements.
3. Tap Jump in. Read the information about the
app, swipe to the right, and then tap
.
8. Follow the directions on the screen to reach
the destination.
4. The Gear will search for your current location.
To update your location again, drag the screen
downwards from the center of the screen and
tap Refresh location.
5. Tap
Note: To set the Gear to vibrate to
warn you of an upcoming turn, drag the
screen downwards from the centre of
the screen and tap Vibration on.
and set a destination.
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News Briefing
Running
View the latest articles in various categories. You
can get briefed on news categories that interest
you on the main pages of this feature.
Running records your exercising by tracking your
distance, pace, and time. Check your monthly
records and compare them with your friends.
1. On the Apps screen, tap News Briefing.
Starting Running
2. The first time you open the app, follow the
onscreen instructions to read and agree to the
terms and conditions..
You must download and install Running on the
mobile device to use this app on the Gear.
3. Swipe to the left or right to select a news
category. To display more categories, tap and
tap Categories.
1. Gear On the All apps screen, tap Running.
4. Select an article and swipe upwards to read
more. To read the article on the mobile device,
tap .
2. Mobile device Download and install Running.
The mobile device displays the installation
screen of Running.
3. Mobile device Read the information about
this app and tap GET STARTED.
4. Mobile device Select an account to sign in
with, enter your email address and password,
and then tap LOG IN > Done.
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Weather
Starting to Exercise
1. Gear On the All apps screen, tap Running
and tap the screen.
2. Gear Tap
to play music or tap
play music during exercising.
View weather information on the Gear S.
When the Gear S and smartphone are connected
via Bluetooth or remote connection, you can get
weather information for locations you set on the
smartphone.
not to
3. Gear If you do not want to sync your account
with social network sites, tap SKIP. To sync
your account with a social network site, sign in
to the website.
In Gear only mode, the app displays local
weather information.
4. Gear Tap the screen to start exercising.
• 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.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Weather.
2. To view the weather information for the week,
tap the screen.
5. Gear When you are finished exercising, tap
the screen and tap
> .
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Settings
Style
Wallpapers
Choose a background for the screens.
Clocks
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style.
2. Tap Wallpapers, and then configure options:
• Tap a wallpaper to select it. You may need to
swipe across the screen to scroll through the
available wallpapers.
• To choose a solid color, tap .
• To choose a picture, tap .
2. Tap Clocks, and then configure options:
• Clock type: Choose a style of clock. Swipe
left and right to scroll through the available
clocks, and then tap one to select it.
-- To modify a clock, tap , and then tap an
editable area of the clock. Editable areas
are circled in blue.
• Clock always on: When turned on, the clock
will always display on the screen. When you
turn the screen off (or it times out), a grayscale clock will continue to display.
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Call
Color theme
Choose a theme for the screens.
Customize the settings for calling features.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style.
Call Forwarding
2. Tap Color theme, and then tap a theme to
select it. You may need to swipe left or right to
view available themes,
Configure options for forwarding incoming calls
from your smartphone to your Gear S.
1. On the Settings screen, tap Call.
Font
2. Tap Call forwarding to configure forwarding
options.
• Turn on: Follow the onscreen instructions to
confirm information and turn on forwarding.
• Turn off: Turn call forwarding off.
• Gear phone number: By default, this is the
Gear S phone number.
Change the font type and size for the screen.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Style.
2. Tap Font, and then configure options:
• Font style: Change the font type.
• Font size: Change the font size.
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General Options
Note: Depending on your service
provider, call forwarding may require a
separate subscription, and may result in
additional charges.
1. On the Settings screen, tap Call.
2. Tap options to configure them:
• Outgoing number: Choose which device’s
phone number to use for outgoing calls
when it is connected to your mobile device
via Bluetooth.
• Voicemail: Tap Voicemail number to dial
voicemail.
• Voice control: Set the Gear to answer or
reject a call with voice commands.
• Voice privacy: Enable the option for
improved security for voice calls.
If you uninstall the Samsung Gear app
while call forwarding is active, you will
need to turn off call forwarding in the
smartphone’s Call settings.
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Sound
Display
Change the settings for various sounds on the
Gear.
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 screen you were using 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 smartphone.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Sound.
• Sound mode: Select Gear’s sound mode
from sound, vibration, 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.
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Connections
Notices About Using Bluetooth
• Ensure that your Gear and the other Bluetooth
Configure settings to control connections with
other devices or networks.
device are within the Bluetooth connection
range (10 m). The distance may vary
depending on the environment the devices are
used in.
Note: Follow all posted warnings and
directions from authorized personnel in
areas where the use of wireless devices
is restricted, such as airplanes and
hospitals.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss,
interception, or misuse of data sent or received
via the Bluetooth feature.
• Bluetooth uses the same frequency as some
Bluetooth
industrial, scientific, medical, and low power
products and interference may occur when
making connections near these types of
products.
Configure settings for the Bluetooth feature.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Connections >
Bluetooth.
• Bluetooth: Turn Bluetooth on or off.
• BT headset: Search for Bluetooth headsets
and connect them to the Gear S.
• Make visible: Set the Gear S to appear in
other devices’ lists when they search for
Bluetooth devices.
• 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.
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• Some devices, especially those that are not
Mobile Networks
tested or approved by the Bluetooth SIG, may
be incompatible with your Gear.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Connections >
Mobile networks.
• Use mobile networks:
-- Auto switch: When enabled, the Gear S
will automatically turn access to the mobile
network on or off, depending on whether
the Gear S is connected to the smartphone
via Bluetooth. Access to the mobile
network will turn off automatically when the
Gear S is connected to the smartphone via
Bluetooth, and turn on when the Bluetooth
is disconnected. There is a delay between
the end of the Bluetooth connection and
the start of mobile network connection.
-- Always on: When enabled, the Gear S is
always connected to the mobile network,
when it is available.
-- Always off: When enabled, the Gear S
never accesses the mobile network. Note
that if the Gear S can’t access the mobile
network, you cannot use the remote
• 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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Wi-Fi
connection or Gear only modes.
• Mobile data: Set the Gear to use data
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi
network. This feature is available when the Gear
is not connected to the smartphone.
connections on any mobile network.
• Data roaming: Set the Gear to use data
connections when you are roaming.
• Roaming network: When roaming is
enabled, choose the type of roaming for
Gear S to use.
►►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.
Airplane Mode
Disables all wireless functions on the Gear. You
can use only non-network services.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Connections and
tap Airplane mode.
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Notifications
Data Usage
Keep track of your data usage amount.
Stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as
missed calls or new messages, received on the
Gear and on the smartphone.
►►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 monthly reset date
to monitor data usage between periods.
• Start date: Set the start date of the data
usage cycle.
• Data usage: View your total data usage for
the current cycle.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Notifications.
• Notifications: Set the Gear to receive
notifications from the smartphone.
• List view: Set the Gear to display
notifications in list form to the left of the
Clock screen.
Location
Set the Gear to allow apps to use your current
location information.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Connections and
tap Location.
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Messages
Double Press
Configure options for messaging.
Set an app that instantly launches when you
press the Power/Home key twice.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Messages
• Tap Outgoing number to choose to have
messages appear to be from the Gear or
smartphone.
• Tap Emergency alerts to configure
options for receiving notifications in case
of emergency. You can choose the types of
alerts to receive, and choose whether you’re
reminded of unread emergency alerts.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Double press and
select an option.
Privacy Lock
Set the Gear to use the privacy lock feature when
the Gear and the smartphone 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 smartphone are disconnected.
Refer to Setting the privacy lock for more
information.
• Help: View help information about using the
privacy lock feature.
Do not Disturb
Set the Gear to mute the sound of incoming calls
and notifications, except for alarms.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Do not disturb >
Do not disturb.
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• Turn off all sounds: When enabled, all
Accessibility
sounds Gear makes are silenced, including
the receiver voice.
• Add shortcut: When enabled, you can
press and hold the Power/Home key to
access accessibility settings directly from
any screen.
• Direct access: When enabled, you can
triple-tap the screen with two fingers to turn
Screen reader on or off from any screen.
Configure settings to improve your ability to use
the Gear.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility to
configure options. Tap the check box to enable
or disable the option:
• Screen reader: When enabled, screen
reader provides spoken feedback to describe
what you can tap, select or turn on when a
screen displays. Screen reader also affects
the way you interact with the screen with
taps or touches. When screen reader is
enabled, use double-taps to replace taps,
and swipe with two fingers to swipe the
screen.
• Dark screen: When enabled, you can also
enable the Dark screen option, to leave
the screen dark, instead of displaying the
screens.
• Negative colors: When enabled, the screen
colors are reversed, so the background is
white and text is black.
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Motions
Language & Input
Activate the motion recognition feature and
change the settings that control motion
recognition on your Gear.
Change the settings for text input. Some options
may not be available depending on the selected
language.
►►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
View the display language of the smartphone. If
the Gear is not connected to the smartphone, you
can manually set the Gear’s display language.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Language & input
> Language.
Note: When the Gear is connected to
a smartphone, the language settings
applied on the smartphone are applied
to the Gear. The language settings can
only be changed on the smartphone.
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Select Keyboard
improve prediction results.
-- Auto replacement: Set the Gear to correct
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
misspelled and incomplete words by
tapping the space bar.
-- Auto capitalization: Set the Gear to
automatically capitalize 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
period and space when you double-tap the
space bar.
• 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.
►►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 (US): 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.
-- Personalized data: Set the Gear to
recognize words you commonly use to
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• Key-tap feedback:
-- Sound: Set the Gear to play a sound when
Power Saving
a key is touched.
-- Character preview: Set the Gear to
display a large image of each character
tapped.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard
settings.
Activate power saving mode to save the battery
power by limiting the Gear’s functions.
Power saving mode applies the following settings:
• Uses a grayscale Home screen.
• Turns off all functions except calling,
messaging, and notifications.
• Turns off access to Mobile networks.
• Turns off Wi-Fi.
• Limits the maximum performance of the CPU.
1. On the Settings screen, tap Power saving.
2. Tap Power saving mode > Turn on Power
saving mode.
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Reset Gear
Reset settings to the factory default values and
delete all data and downloaded apps. Default
apps are not deleted.
►►On the Settings screen, tap Reset Gear.
Note: If you want to connect the Gear
to a newly purchased smartphone or to
another smartphone 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 smartphone.
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.
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Samsung Gear App
Samsung Gear
Connection Modes and Samsung Gear
The Samsung Gear app allows you to connect to
a smartphone and customize your Gear’s settings
and apps.
Connected via Bluetooth
►►On the apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear.
While in Bluetooth connection mode, the
Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the
connected smartphone, calls and SMS messages
to the Gear S phone number, and you can use all
of the Gear S and Samsung Gear app functions.
Connecting a New Gear
You can disconnect the currently used Gear from
the smartphone and connect a new Gear to the
device.
In Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S is
paired with the smartphone via Bluetooth.
Note: Most Samsung Gear app features
require that the Gear S be connected to
the smartphone via Bluetooth.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone,
tap Samsung Gear > > Search for new
devices, and then select a device.
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Connected Remotely
Configuring Gear Settings
When connected remotely, the Gear S is not
connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, but is
still connected to the smartphone via the mobile
network.
Access information about the Gear and update
Gear software.
While connected remotely, the Gear S will receive
notifications and calls from the smartphone,
calls and SMS messages to the Gear S phone
number, and have limited access to Samsung
Gear app functions. Calls which are placed will be
dialed from the Gear phone number.
Gear Only
In Gear only mode, the Gear S is not connected
to the smartphone, and is operating as an
independent device.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, 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.
While in Gear only mode, the Gear S will only
send and receive SMS messages and calls to the
Gear S phone number, and will have no access
to Samsung Gear app functions.
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Edit the Gear Home Screen
Wallpapers
Change the color of the Gear’s Home screen. Or,
set an image or photo stored in the smartphone
as wallpaper.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Home screen styler >
Wallpapers and select a wallpaper for the
Home screen.
Clock
You can change the type of clock to be displayed
on the Clock screen.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Home screen styler >
Clock and select a desired clock type.
Transfer Files to Gear
You can easily transfer music and pictures from
the smartphone to the Gear S.
Transferring Music
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear.
2. Tap Music > Send tracks to Gear, tap music
files, and then tap Send.
• To send playlists saved in the smartphone
to the Gear when the both devices are
charging, tap Auto send tracks to Gear.
Transferring Pictures
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear.
2. Tap Image, and then tap images to select
them. Tap Done to send the files to the
Gear S.
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Apps and Settings
instantly alert you to new notifications when
you pick it up. At the same time, the Gear will
be notified of new messages or missed calls.
• 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: When enabled, the Gear S
screen will stay off for all notifications except
incoming call alerts and alarms.
• Manage notifications: Set the items to be
received directly on the Gear.
S Health
Access S Health information.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > S Health.
Notifications
Notifications help you stay up-to-date with a
variety of events, such as missed calls or new
messages, received on the Gear and on the
smartphone. You can configure notification
settings.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Notifications, tap the
Notifications switch to activate it, and then tap
items.
• Limit notifications: Set the Gear to receive
only incoming call and alarm notifications
while using the smartphone.
• Smart relay: Set your smartphone to
Uninstalling Apps
You can uninstall apps you downloaded and
installed. Apps that are preloaded cannot be
uninstalled.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Samsung Gear Apps, and
then tap
on the app you want to uninstall.
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Samsung Gear Apps
Viewing the Location of the Gear
You can download apps for your Gear from
Samsung Gear Apps. After you download apps
with Samsung Gear, they are sent to your Gear
automatically.
2. Tap Share location.
1. Tap > Enable Share location.
3. When the legal notice window appears, tap I
Agree and tap OK.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Samsung Gear Apps.
4. Tap the Back key to return to the previous
screen.
2. Browse by category and select an app to
download it.
5. Tap > Gear location. The smartphone
displays current location of the Gear. To view
the location on a map, tap Show on map.
Find My Gear
If you misplace the Gear, the Samsung Gear app
can help you find it.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Find My Gear.
2. Tap Start.
The Gear emits sounds and turns on the
screen. Drag
outside the large circle on the
Gear, or tap Stop on the smartphone.
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• Mute/pause: Set the Gear to mute incoming
Settings
calls or alarms, or to pause media playback
by covering the screen with your palm.
Double Pressing the Power/Home Key
Use Remote Connection
Set actions to be performed when you press the
Gear’s Power/Home key twice.
Set the Gear to remotely connect to the
smartphone when a Bluetooth connection
between the devices is not available. Refer to
Remote Connection for more information.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone,
tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Double
pressing home key, and then select an
option.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings and tap Use
Remote connection.
Motions
Select motion recognition features to use.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Motions.
• Wake-up gesture: Set the Gear to recognize
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.
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Share Location
Forwarding Calls to Gear S
Set the Gear to share its location information with
your smartphone.
If you turn on Call forwarding, when Gear S is
disconnected from your smartphone, calls to the
smartphone are automatically forwarded to the
Gear S. You can turn on Call forwarding when
you pair your Gear S with a smartphone, in the
Gear S Settings, or in Settings of the Samsung
Gear app on the smartphone.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings and tap Share
location.
Voice Control
When Voice control is enabled, you can say
“Answer” or “Reject” to answer or reject calls.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Voice control.
When call forwarding is turned on:
• Your smartphone will ring a few times for
an incoming call, and then the call will be
forwarded to your Gear S.
• If you do not answer the call on your Gear S,
the caller may leave a voicemail that you can
listen to on your Gear S.
To use call forwarding, you must sign in to
your Samsung account, and the Use Remote
connection setting must be enabled on the
Samsung Gear app on the smartphone (this is
enabled by default).
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Call forwarding continues until your Gear S and
smartphone are connected again, via Bluetooth
or remote connection.
Note: Depending on your service
provider, call forwarding may require a
separate subscription, and may result in
additional charges.
Turn Call Forwarding On or Off from
Samsung Gear App
►►On smartphone: On the Apps screen, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Call forwarding,
and then tap Turn on.
Note: You can also control call
forwarding from the Gear S call settings.
If you uninstall the Samsung Gear app
while call forwarding is active, you will
need to turn off call forwarding in the
smartphone’s Call settings.
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Auto Lock
Edit Text Templates
Use the Gear to lock your smartphone when the
smartphone is disconnected from your Gear.
Edit or add templates used for replying to
messages.
When your smartphone can’t detect the Gear,
the pattern lock activates automatically on the
smartphone.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone,
tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Edit text
templates.
When your smartphone detects your Gear again,
the pattern lock is deactivated.
2. Select a template to edit. To add more
templates, tap .
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings and tap Auto
lock.
3. Edit the template and tap Save.
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.
Install TTS (Text To Speech) Voice Data
Install additional text-to-speech languages on
your Gear S.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Install TTS
voice data, and then select a language to
install it.
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Manage Applications
Backup and Restore
You can edit settings for Gear S apps that offer
settings.
Back up settings you’ve configured for Gear, or
restore information from a previous back-up.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone,
tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Manage
applications, and then tap
to configure
settings.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Backup and
restore > Back up data or Restore data.
Uninstall Applications
You can uninstall apps that you’ve downloaded
from Samsung Gear Apps. Apps that are installed
on your device by default cannot be uninstalled.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Uninstall
applications.
2. Select an app, and then tap
Safety Assistance
Set the Gear S to allow you to quickly send a
message to primary contacts in an emergency.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone,
tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Safety
assistance.
• Send help message: Set the Gear to send
help messages by pressing the Power/Home
key three times.
• Manage Primary contacts: Select or edit
the recipients for help messages.
Note: Some smartphones do not
support this feature.
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About
View the Gear’s information.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > About.
• 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.
Samsung Gear Version
View version information of the Samsung Gear
app.
►►On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap
Samsung Gear > Settings > Application
version.
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