1. aokusman's Avatar
    I have noticed that when my phone is upstairs charging and I'm downstairs in the kitchen I can still receive notifications on my watch. There is no way Bluetooth has that reach.
    08-06-2014 07:06 AM
  2. lizardchest's Avatar
    I can go >75ft, through one wall, with my Gear 2 Neo. I believe the BT can have the reach you're referring to. Turn off the WiFi (source) to check, and I'm interested in your findings!
    08-06-2014 07:14 AM
  3. clrk9000's Avatar
    I have noticed that when my phone is upstairs charging and I'm downstairs in the kitchen I can still receive notifications on my watch. There is no way Bluetooth has that reach.
    definitely not. from specs it has only bluetooth radio.
    08-06-2014 06:53 PM
  4. StevenJ_AK's Avatar
    I've been at least 100ft away from mine and I still receive notification. Bluetooth 4.0 is pretty powerful.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
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    08-06-2014 07:55 PM
  5. lizardchest's Avatar
    I've been at least 100ft away from mine and I still receive notification. Bluetooth 4.0 is pretty powerful.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
    Yup.

    "Range – Increased modulation index provides a possible range for Bluetooth low energy technology of over 100 meters."
    -http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/low-energy-tech-info.aspx
    08-07-2014 07:52 AM
  6. theduder's Avatar
    definitely not. from specs it has only bluetooth radio.
    The teardown by iFixit found a Broadcom chipset that contains WiFi. The antenna is labeled BT and WiFi also.

    It's not turned on, but it's in there and could potentially be turned on with a rom...

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    09-13-2014 07:37 PM
  7. PlanetPluto7's Avatar
    I've been at least 100ft away from mine and I still receive notification. Bluetooth 4.0 is pretty powerful.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
    My phone Bluetooth is always in range of my car in the garage if I am in my 2-story house.
    neoberry99 likes this.
    10-02-2014 10:30 AM
  8. theduder's Avatar
    Looks like the Gear Live will get to use its WiFi in the 5.1 Android Wear update!

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    04-22-2015 06:38 AM

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