17 Home Screen Know Your Device Home Screen Introduction The Watch screen is the starting point for the Home screen. Rotate the bezel to view items on the screen, such as notifications and widgets. Watch Screen View the current time. You can also check the battery life, the date, your step count, and more. Options vary dependent on which screen is visible. ► Press the Home button to open the Watch screen when you are not on the Watch screen. Change the Watch Face 1. Touch and hold the Watch screen, and then rotate the bezel to view available watch faces. • You can add more watch faces by rotating to the last screen and tapping Get more watch faces. 2. Tap the watch face to select it. • You can customize the watch face by tapping Stylize. You can also change the Gear’s watch face on your smartphone. ► From the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings tab > Watch faces.
18 Home Screen Know Your Device Notifications Stay up to date with events, notifications, and messages from your smartphone. When you receive a notification, it is displayed at the top of the screen and disappears after a few seconds and the Gear vibrates. To view notifications: 1. Rotate the bezel left. 2. Tap the notification screen to view the notification’s detail. View Other Notifications 1. Rotate the bezel left to view notifications. 2. Tap the number at the bottom of the screen. Delete Notifications 1. Rotate the bezel left to view notifications. 2. Swipe upward from the bottom edge of the screen to delete all notifications. Block Notifications 1. Select a notification from the app you want to block. 2. Tap the notification to view the details. 3. Tap More options, rotate the bezel to Block app and tap Block app. • The Gear no longer receives notifications from the app. Note: You can block specific app notifications before you receive them by using the Limit notifications settings on your smartphone. For more information, see “Notifications” on page 96.
19 Home Screen Know Your Device Widgets You can add widgets to the Home screen. Widgets are small apps that offer limited functionality to provide information and convenient access. Weather Contacts Reminder Schedule 24 hour log Steps Alti-barometer News Briefing Shortcuts Music player
20 Home Screen Know Your Device Add Widgets You can add more widgets on the Home screen. ► Rotate the bezel to the end of the Widgets, and tap Add widget and select a widget. • The selected widget is displayed in a new panel. Remove Widgets ► Touch and hold a widget and then tap Delete.