Set Up Your Gear Turn the Gear On or Off 1. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn on the Gear. • When you turn on the Gear for the first time or reset it, a pop-up window is displayed. Follow the prompts to download and install the Samsung Gear app on your smartphone. 2. To turn off the Gear, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Power off.
12 Set Up Your Gear Getting Started Standalone Mode When you are not connected to the smartphone, this is called Standalone mode. Connect the Gear to a Smartphone To connect your Gear to a smartphone, install the Samsung Gear app on the smartphone. Launch Galaxy Apps or visit apps.samsung.com/gear from your smartphone to download it. For non-Samsung devices, download the Samsung Gear app from the Google Play ™ store. Compatible with select devices using Android 4.4 and later with at least 1.5 GB RAM. Supported devices may vary by carrier and device. Some features may not be available. For best results, connect with compatible Samsung Galaxy devices. For a list of compatible smartphones, please visit samsung.com/gearS3 • Connection methods and screenshots may vary depending on your device and software version. • You cannot install the Samsung Gear app on smartphones that do not support Gear syncing. Ensure that your smartphone is compatible with a Gear. • Supported smartphones and features may vary depending on your region, service provider, and device manufacturer. Visit samsung.com and search for your Gear device’s support page to view a list of compatible smartphones.
13 Set Up Your Gear Getting Started 1. Turn on the Gear. 2. From the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear. • If necessary, update the Samsung Gear app to the latest version. 3. Tap Connect to Gear. 4. When the Bluetooth ® pairing request window is displayed, confirm the passkeys displayed on your Gear and smartphone match, and then tap the checkmark. 5. Follow the prompts to complete the connection. When the devices are connected, a tutorial is displayed on the Gear’s screen. Follow the prompts to learn the Gear’s basic controls. Connect the Gear to a New Smartphone When you connect the Gear to another smartphone, the Gear automatically resets and all data is removed from its memory. Make sure you back up any important data stored on your Gear. 1. Back up your Gear’s data on your smartphone as follows: • From the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings tab > About Gear > Back up and restore > Back up data. 2. End the connection between your Gear and smartphone. For more information, see “Auto Switch Device” on page 93. 3. Connect your Gear to another smartphone.
14 Set Up Your Gear Getting Started Remote Connection You can remotely connect the Gear to your smartphone when a Bluetooth connection is not available. With this connection, you can still receive notifications from your smartphone. This feature is automatically activated when you connect to your smartphone using Bluetooth for the first time. If this feature is not turned on: ► From the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings tab > Gear connection, and then tap Remote connection. Turn the Screen On or Off To turn on the screen: ► Rotate the bezel, press the Home button or the Back button, or use a wake-up gesture. For more information, see “Device” on page 74. To turn off the screen: ► Cover it with your palm. • The screen turns off if the Gear is not used for a specified period.
15 Set Up Your Gear Getting Started Set a Screen Lock Prevent others from accessing your Gear when you are not wearing it. If you set the screen lock feature, the Gear requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it. PIN ► On the Apps screen, rotate the bezel to Settings > Security > Screen lock > Screen lock type > PIN. • A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter four numbers, and then enter the PIN again to verify it. Unlock the Gear ► Turn on the screen and enter the unlock code.
Learn some of the key features of your device, including the screens and icons, as well as how to navigate the device and enter text using the keyboard.