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Samsung SM-V700 Galaxy Gear Android Digital Smartwatch Wrist Watch - Wild Orange
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4 out of 5 eggs More discreet than you would think 11/27/2013

This review is from: Samsung SM-V700 Galaxy Gear Android Digital Smartwatch Wrist Watch - Wild Orange

Pros: I'll describe less talked about features.

It doesn't look as freaky or oddball as you would think. I've been wearing it for a week and nobody has noticed. Family and friends and coworkers who I am close with, who would immediately comment haven't asked about it yet. So it's more discreet than you would think.

I've worn watches on and off in my life, and this one is very comfortable. I'm surprised by how much it doesn't "irritate" my wrist. It's a joy to wear actually.

Charges rapidly (45 minutes from close to empty to full) and holds a charge for a long time (days).

Bluetooth range is great. I'm amazed how far the bluetooth range is.

Cons: Can't get SMS notification to work on watch. Can't get gmail notifications to show full message brief even though it's supposed to do this. So far it only alerts to calls and gmails. I know it can do this, but I can't seem to get mine to do this yet. hmmmm...

Just seems like this technology and product need a few more firmware upgrades and time to "bask" in the market before it really works seamlessly like you would expect.

Would like to see playlist function on media controller.

Other Thoughts: I'm using a Galaxy S4. At first I was having trouble with the NFC to get the watch to "talk" to the S4, it's because the wrist straps provide some sort of "resistance" in getting the S4 to communicate to the watch, I didn't want to stress the wrist band connections so I tried troubleshooting measures for half an hour before getting frustrated and "forcing" the phone against the watch. *BING* they connected.

So when you connect your Galaxy phone to the Galaxy gear, force it to touch "BUMP" on the back of the watch as exactly shown in the diagram on the watch when it starts up the first time, it will feel like you're going to break the watch, but it's how it works afterall.


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