Samsung Gear S – thoughts from the weekend plus info on how the Gear S works remotely

First up the Gear S is very comfortable to wear. Second battery life is good enough for nearly 2 days or at least one full day. As I mentioned there is the cradle that acts as a portable  battery pack to recharge the Gear S.

So I set off walking for nearly an hour and told the Gear S I was walking. As I walked my heart rate was visible when I checked along with other information like time taken and calories. As I haven’t got a micro sim for the Note 4 it wasn’t able to track my GPS movements. So this is what my results from the walk produced back on the Note 4. I need to establish if I need a certain setup with the Gear S.

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This is then included in my S Health main page as below.

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It’s 4pm on Sunday as I type this. The Gear S battery is at 75%.

I still think the cradle is a nightmare to remove versus other options but I do believe from what I’ve seen the Gear S is more accomplished than one thinks. 

Just going back to the Note 4 sim and Gear S nano sim. This is what I understand so far.

You leave your house without your Note 4. The Gear S will disconnect its bluetooth connection to the Note 4. After a few minutes the Gear S does the following –

– It connects to the mobile network using its own nano sim
– It also sends a signal back to the Note 4 which initiates call forwarding and also sends all the notifications received on the Note 4 directly to the Gear S.

All this is achieved by signing into your Samsung account to get the remote access working.

Now if this happens correctly then that is very clever.

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5 thoughts on “Samsung Gear S – thoughts from the weekend plus info on how the Gear S works remotely

  1. Hi does the the remote function work if the sims used on the note 4 and gear s are on different networks. I would love to transfer my work phone sim to the gear s but its not on the same network as my personal phone. It would save me physically carrying 2 phones at the one time also.

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    1. As far as know that makes no difference. The remote function works by being signed into your Samsung account on your Note 4. Once bluetooth breaks the Gear S sounds a signal to the Note 4 which turns on call forwarding and as signed into your Samsung account it uses this to send the notifications to the Gear S

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