1. paradroid's Avatar
    I will be buying a Gear S3 watch mainly so I can use Samsung pay again.

    Some searches on google showed that it did not work with or people had trouble using it with the Pixel 1.

    Anyone have a Gear S3 watch and using it with your Pixel 2 / xl2 ?
    11-04-2017 02:09 PM
  2. JR Messina's Avatar
    I have the S3 and a Pixel 2 XL. While you lose a few features I have not run into any issues.
    1. Texts will came through and you can respond but not via voice due to S voice not working. You will also only have the most recent texts show on the watch.
    2. Google assistant will not function through the watch

    So far that's the only missed features I have run into. I have had a few issues with the pixel connecting to my car Bluetooth when my watch is connected but this seems to be how the phone is handling Bluetooth priority and handoff.
    Let me know if there is a specific feature you want me to check.

    SAMSUNG PAY WORKS FINE.
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    11-04-2017 02:49 PM
  3. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I have the S3 Frontier with my pixel 2, I'm wearing it now have received all my notifications today email text, use Samsung pay a couple times today,answered phone , no problem. You can not however collect Samsung Rewards Samsung pay only works through the gear app on the pixel 2, you cannot install Samsung pay itself, that's priority two Samsung phones.

    S Voice works fine for me, however I don't use it that often, it's not the best program,
    Ok Google on the phone for me
    11-04-2017 02:58 PM
  4. paradroid's Avatar
    Cool, great to know that Samsung Pay is working with the pixel 2.

    One other question comes to mind. I will be getting the Bluetooth version. If I am working out listening to an Audible on my Pixel via Bluetooth headphones can I also connect via bluetooth and check texts and emails on the S3?

    I assume the watch does not have Bluetooth 5.0? That would be awesome because of the increase distance I could be away from my Pixel.
    11-04-2017 03:38 PM
  5. pappy35's Avatar
    I've got an S3/P2XL. It can connect to the phone and it works just fine. With the phone connected to my car's BT the S3 will remain connected to the phone and continue to show all notifications.
    paradroid likes this.
    11-04-2017 04:14 PM
  6. vblok0910#WP's Avatar
    Hi,
    I have a pixel 2 xl and gear S3 and it works intermittently, sometimes the notifications come through sometimes they don't, same thing with phone calls. I have done resets on both devices and still not working properly. Anyone else having these issues? Maybe it's Oreo?
    11-18-2017 12:42 PM
  7. bsannes's Avatar
    I don't have a gear 3 but I have a gear 2 and it works great.
    11-18-2017 02:26 PM
  8. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    The watch is fine but phone has a problem with speaker connecting with phone audio on and watch so I had to turn it off I'm still receiving all my notifications just can't answer the phone on my watch
    11-18-2017 04:37 PM
  9. milehigherik's Avatar
    I have the S3 Frontier with my pixel 2, I'm wearing it now have received all my notifications today email text, use Samsung pay a couple times today,answered phone , no problem. You can not however collect Samsung Rewards Samsung pay only works through the gear app on the pixel 2, you cannot install Samsung pay itself, that's priority two Samsung phones.

    S Voice works fine for me, however I don't use it that often, it's not the best program,
    Ok Google on the phone for me
    I get my Samsung reward points.
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    11-18-2017 10:26 PM
  10. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I get my Samsung reward points.
    No you cannot collect Samsung reward points on a non Samsung phone
    Edit you get your points you just can't collect them in a gift card
    11-18-2017 11:04 PM
  11. lcs101's Avatar
    No you cannot collect Samsung reward points on a non Samsung phone
    Edit you get your points you just can't collect them in a gift card
    Yeah this is what I've read from others. You can collect the points, but cannot redeem them.
    11-19-2017 12:40 AM
  12. kayfaei's Avatar
    Not to highjack the thread but I'm finally ready to jump onboard the smartwatch train. is there any watch that would work great with pixel 2 and the home mini?
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    11-19-2017 02:43 AM
  13. Caroline Thomas's Avatar
    Hi,
    I have a pixel 2 xl and gear S3 and it works intermittently, sometimes the notifications come through sometimes they don't, same thing with phone calls. I have done resets on both devices and still not working properly. Anyone else having these issues? Maybe it's Oreo?
    I am having the same problem. Having a very difficult time with connection between the two devices especially when making/receiving calls. I have tried a bunch of stuff, basically everything but resetting the phone.. Please help!!
    01-10-2018 12:54 PM
  14. paradroid's Avatar
    I am having the same problem. Having a very difficult time with connection between the two devices especially when making/receiving calls. I have tried a bunch of stuff, basically everything but resetting the phone.. Please help!!

    Go into bluetooth settings and turn off the toggle for the phone connection. You will then be able to get notifications and other connectivity stuff, you just wont be able to take call except reject them on your watch.


    Receiving calls through the watch works for me, but then when I take or make a call on the phone 50% of the time I can't hear the other person. So I needed to turn off the phone connection in Bluetooth to the watch.

    Everything else works but it would be very nice to be able to take calls on the watch. Then I could leave the phone upstairs while I go downstairs and take a call. Or be on the tennis court and take a quick call while my phone is in the bag. Would be super convenient.

    Pixel probably not in a hurry to fix this to help Samsung. Although, unless fixed, I will move to the new Galaxy 9 when it is available.
    01-10-2018 01:43 PM
  15. paradroid's Avatar
    Yeah this is what I've read from others. You can collect the points, but cannot redeem them.
    If I switch to a Samsung phone down the road would I be able to then use my points?
    01-10-2018 01:46 PM
  16. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    If I switch to a Samsung phone down the road would I be able to then use my points?
    You can redeem them for purchase at Samsung just not gift or cash cards
    01-10-2018 02:01 PM
  17. oks10's Avatar
    I have a Gear S2 and it works fine with my Pixel 2 XL. Still retains Samsung pay but I just use Android Pay on my phone. It has to be NFC anyways and I started getting really annoyed with pulling it up on my watch only to find the app had updated and lost my card info...
    01-10-2018 11:52 PM
  18. radgatt's Avatar
    You can redeem them for purchase at Samsung just not gift or cash cards
    Then how come it is allowing me to redeem these points to use in Samsung Pay as a prepaid credit card. I am using a Pixel 2 XL.
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    01-11-2018 08:42 AM
  19. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Then how come it is allowing me to redeem these points to use in Samsung Pay as a prepaid credit card. I am using a Pixel 2 XL.
    Wow it wouldn't let me ,I have other gift cards that won't even load , Dunkin Donuts Etc, wouldn't even give me the option for cash card

    Well I stand corrected it loaded a cash card for me maby this was a correction in the last update

    That's really good news
    01-11-2018 10:15 AM
  20. paradroid's Avatar
    I figured out a work around on how to use the watch as a phone without messing up the phone functionality.

    Make call on pixel - just call and it works.

    Answer phone on watch, just answer and it works.

    Answer phone on phone - go to watch and send call to phone - then the phone will work. (if I answer phone with doing "send to phone" first the person on the other end can't hear me because the watch seems to have control over the phone)

    Not perfect, but maybe one day Google will allow this feature to work properly.
    01-12-2018 08:19 PM
  21. paradroid's Avatar
    Lately the answer phone on phone is working also... I just had a call, I went to my watch to do send to phone and did not have the option so I answered phone and they could hear me.

    So I guess if the watch is saying send to phone, then send to phone, if not, it will work?

    I don't get a ton of phone calls so my testing is limited.

    Anyone else having better luck with the watch phone voice connection lately?
    01-16-2018 10:47 AM
  22. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    There is a fault to your Theory receiving calls might work but making calls on the phone will fail you won't be able to hear not a hundred percent of the time though just enough to be really annoying.
    You do everything from the watch phone call Wise seems to be fine it's just necessary to use the phone sometimes that's where the fail comes in.
    Zero confidence in Google and fixing this problem
    01-16-2018 11:04 AM

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