The 16 wonderful tips for your classic and frontier Samsung Gear S3 to work smarter

The 16 wonderful tips for your classic and frontier Samsung Gear S3

If you own Samsung Gear 3 Tizen powered smart watch then here are the 16 wonderful tips for your classic and frontier Samsung Gear S3. Use them and see how efficient you work with your Android smart watch.

1. Neatly place your app icons in order

Most of your apps are seen in your app menu screen when you press down on any app. Neatly place them in order by dragging them into another place or another page altogether by simply shifting the app over the Next Page icon.

2. Tap the watch always on

Samsung smart watch is set up to only activate when you prompt it to. Be it raising the screen towards you or tapping on the physical buttons to wake up the display. If you’d prefer it to act like a normal watch and display the time 24/7, head to Settings on the watch and select Style. Tap on Watch always on and there you go

3. Pair Bluetooth headphones

With a little less than 4GB onboard storage and the fresh Spotify S3 app on the go, it’s a good time to invest in a pair of Bluetooth headphones and leave your smartphone behind on runs or trips to the gym. Once you’ve got your Bluetooth buds powered up, head to your Gear S3 and go to the Settings app icon and select Connections. Press down on the Bluetooth option and that’ll open your connection options. Hit BT headset and it’ll scan for available devices nearby.

4. Turn off continuous HR monitoring

The Samsung Gear S3 is packed with sensors and fitness data and it seems pretty adept at delivering reliable resting heart rate information. But with such sensors on taking readings you are going to have an impact on battery life. So if you’re not fussed on knowing your heart rate all the time, go to S Health on your Gear and rotate the bezel all the way to the right to find the S Health Settings. Here you can turn off or turn back on the Auto HR mode.

5. Sending out an SOS

Now with the built-in GPS, you can, not only track activities but also share location data with Samsung’s new SOS mode. If you’re out hiking with your Frontier and get into trouble, you’ll be able to tap the Home key- the bottom physical button- quickly 3 times to send out a message.

6. Samsung Gear S3 rivals

First you need to head to the Gear Manager app on your phone and go to Settings to get everything set up. Select Send SOS requests and here you’ll be able to decide how the SOS message or call is sent to. You can also add a count down before raising the alarm just in case you accidentally set it off.

7. You can add widgets

One of the new features introduced in the latest version of Tizen is the ability to create widgets so that your favourite apps, quick access to contacts or data from S Health can live on a separate home screen. Simply twist the S3’s bezel all the way right until you see the Add widget icon. Once selected, you’ll see a collection of different widgets that can now be added. If you want to remove a widget, simply press and hold on the widget and tap the minus to get rid of it.

8. Wear it with gloves

Now if you want to use your smartphone even in snowy winter you need not take out your gloves to use your S3. Simply go to Touch sensitivity on and on Device settings and ramp things all the way up. This means things can get a tad too sensitive when you’re not wearing gloves, but this can easily be disabled by holding down the lower button and toggling Touch sensitivity.

9. Put the watch in power saving mode

The Gear S3’s battery life is pretty good and  Samsung claims you can get up to four days and that’s definitely possible with the help of the power saving mode. When you turn it on, this essentially restricts features turning off all functions apart from calls, messages and notifications. To do this, you need to press and hold the bottom physical button. This will open a menu of options including Power off, Touch sensitivity and finally power saving mode.

10. Schedule ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode

You can toggle Do not disturb on and off easily, but you can set up a schedule also. This way your Gear S3 will automatically refrain from disturbing you during the hours you specify, which is especially useful for getting a good night’s sleep. To set your schedule go to Settings > Device > Do not disturb and scroll down to Turn on as scheduled and pick the days and times you don’t want to be disturbed.

11. Change up the Gear S3 watch faces

Who doesn’t want to look at new faces so in order to change it up, simply long press on the current face and select from the options. Of course, you can always scroll through further options on the accompanying smartphone app, too.

12. Create a shortcut

Navigating on the Gear S3 is a cinch thanks to the rotating bezel, but sometimes you have a go-to app that you want to be able to fire up in no time at all. A double press of the bottom key will see S Voice launch by default, but you can customise this to take you to straight to the likes of S Health, music and reminders. Just go to your device setting and pick from the list under the Double press Home key section.

13. Take a screenshot on the Gear S3

Like in Samsung phone you want to take a screenshot to capture something here too you need then to capture a moment of action, just hold down the home button and swipe right at the same time. You’ll see the image fly off the top of the screen if you’ve completed it right. Also when you want to catch up on all those wrist-based memories, just head to the Gallery in Apps to see what you’ve stored.

14. Jump into the music player in no time

There’s two ways to open the music player on the Gear S3, but for the quickest route to get some tunes playing, swipe downwards from the main screen to access the status panel. Tap the music note icon and it’ll launch the music player instantly.

15. Restart the Gear S3 at once

If you find the Gear S3 is playing up or not being responsive, the quickest way to restart it is to hold the bottom button for at least seven seconds.

16. Factory reset your Samsung Gear S3

Lastly like in Samsung smartphones and other mobiles you want to entirely reset the watch, which means sacrificing any data you have saved on the device. There’s two ways you can do this.The first is from the watch itself where you can go to Settings, and then Device where you’ll see the option to Reset the Gear. If you can’t get to that screen, you can go to the Gear Manager app on your phone go to Settings and then select About Gear. Here you can then select to back up and restore.

Now try these tips and see how smart you become with your smartwatch.


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