Set Up Your Device Use the Set Up Wizard When you turn on the Gear for the first time or reset it, a pop-up window is displayed. Follow the prompts to choose a default language, connect to a Wi-Fi ® network, set up accounts, choose location services, learn about your device’s features, and more. Standalone Mode When you are not connected to the smartphone, this is called Standalone mode. You will be able to send and receive calls and messages from the Gear phone number only.
Set Up Your Device 11 Samsung Gear App To connect your Gear to a smartphone, install the Samsung Gear app on the smartphone. Download and Install Gear Manager 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 or iOS 9.0 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. Connect the Gear to a Smartphone 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.
Set Up Your Device 12 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 > Backup data. 2. End the connection between your Gear and smartphone. 3. Connect your Gear to another smartphone. Remote Connection You can remotely connect the Gear to your smartphone when a Bluetooth connection is not available. For more information see “Automatic Remote Connection” on page 77. Connect a New Gear If you are currently using another Gear, you can disconnect it from the smartphone and connect a new one. 1. From the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear. 2. Tap More > Connect new Gear, and then select a new Gear.
Set Up Your Device 13 Auto Switch Device If you have connected two or more wearable devices to your smartphone, they are remembered in the Samsung Gear app. If a connected wearable device is disconnected, the Samsung Gear app searches for another remembered wearable device and connects to it. 1. From the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear. 2. Tap More > Auto switch device, and tap On/Off to enable the feature. Disconnect 1. From the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear. 2. Tap More > Disconnect. The Gear disconnects from your smartphone. 3. Tap More > Connect to reconnect the Gear.
Learn About Your Device Learn some of the key features of your mobile device, including the screens and icons, as well as how to navigate the device and enter text using the keyboard.
15 Learn About Your Device Front View Microphone (behind) Back button Bezel Power button Microphone (behind) Back button Power button Bezel *Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
Learn About Your Device 16 • Power key - Press and hold to turn the Gear on or off. - Press to turn on the screen. - Press and hold for more than seven seconds to restart the Gear. - Press to open the Apps screen when you are on the Watch screen. - Press to open the Watch screen when you are on any other screen.
Learn About Your Device 17 Back View Speaker Heart rate sensor Speaker Heart rate sensor *Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.