1. Ambs123's Avatar
    Im thinking of getting a galaxy gear watch but not sure if it will be able to do what I need it to.

    Since the range is so good with the gear I want to leave my phone in a locker at the gym and hook up bluetooth headphones to the gear. I hate carrying my note 2 around at the gym and hoping this will be a solution to my problem since bluetooth headphones dont reach that far.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

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    12-27-2013 06:52 PM
  2. DAS's Avatar
    @ Ambs123: I don't believe the GG will provide the type of range you are looking for.

    Remember, the GG is also a bluetooth device. So even though the range is a bit better than most bluetooth devices, it is not a stand alone device and will need the phone to be no greater than about 50 ft or so.

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    12-27-2013 09:14 PM
  3. Ambs123's Avatar
    I have been reading about side loading music on to it..im now wondering if I can pair the bluetooth headphones directly to the gear or do they have to be paired to my phone?

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    12-28-2013 01:32 AM
  4. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    DAS is right, the limited range would not allow for that. As for sideloading music to the gear, would you mind to let us know how to do that?

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    12-28-2013 08:57 AM
  5. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Novice here, so bear with my question. Since the Gear nears to be pair with a Galaxy phone to operate music, why would putting music on the Gear benefit. I load my Note 3 up with music..I use the gear to start/stop the music, don't know if I can pick. But, as far as I know, the Gear is not going to nothing without access to the phone. Since the phone has a mother load of storage, that should be the place to put the music.. Just my observation..
    12-28-2013 09:34 AM
  6. runamuck0870's Avatar
    If you root your Gear, you can use it like a wearable android computing device. Some apps work, and in guess you can side load music and media files onto it as well. But I've not read of anyone pairing a BT device solely to a rooted Gear itself.....maybe it's possible but I'm not sure.

    Regardless, that's a lot of hacking for very limited benefit IMO. I'd say screw it and either carry your Note or just buy a small MP3 player.
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    12-28-2013 10:45 AM
  7. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    If you root your Gear, you can use it like a wearable android computing device. Some apps work, and in guess you can side load music and media files onto it as well. But I've not read of anyone pairing a BT device solely to a rooted Gear itself.....maybe it's possible but I'm not sure.

    Regardless, that's a lot of hacking for very limited benefit IMO. I'd say screw it and either carry your Note or just buy a small MP3 player.
    Good point, and lately on my bike rides, I carry my Note 3, Galaxy Gear, and my old 8gb Zune!!
    12-28-2013 05:15 PM
  8. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Since the Gear nears to be pair with a Galaxy phone to operate music, why would putting music on the Gear benefit.
    I would benefit by not having to carry my relatively big smartphone in my gym shorts while running on the treadmill at the gym for a good hour or two, listening to my top songs via headset bluetooth on the GG, so anyone knows how to make that happen? To have the GG act as a MP3 player when needed would be awesome, IMO.

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    12-29-2013 06:28 AM
  9. zmann's Avatar
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    I would benefit by not having to carry my relatively big smartphone in my gym shorts while running on the treadmill at the gym for a good hour or two, listening to my top songs via headset bluetooth on the GG, so anyone knows how to make that happen? To have the GG act as a MP3 player when needed would be awesome, IMO.

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    I have my note 3 at gym every day. I use blutetooh headphones and when I get on treadmill I place note 3 on the little shelve in front of me on the treadmill. Don't have to run with it in your pocket. It's right there in front of me to change the music or do what ever. Sometimes I even put a movie on. Could never run for an hour on a treadmill without it.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    12-29-2013 03:23 PM
  10. terrill Shaw's Avatar
    Root your gear and put amazon Mp3 and then down load your music. Its nice. Also if you want movies download Mxplayer and download your movie.
    01-31-2014 01:01 PM
  11. Kevie Cam's Avatar
    I've done this at the gym before, but I've NEVER been brave enough to leave my phone in the locker. I normally leave it in my bag located on an adjacent wall within eyesight while working out and it's awesome or at least was until a buddy pointed out that by bluetooth headphones were equipped with buttons for advancing to the next track so now it's kinda pointless.

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    02-01-2014 09:15 PM
  12. Douglas McLaren's Avatar
    Indeed. Using Mobilego (free trial!) You can easily side load music player and mp3 files to the gear, and the music plays great (standalone, no Note present) just through the gear ' s small speaker. No rooting necessary. Would be brilliant if someone could figure out how to pair the gear directly to BT headphones!!! I have tried side loading several Bluetooth manager apps to gear in hopes of doing this but sadly all have crashed. If the gear can send audio to headphones for phone calls, it should be possible in theory for music too. anyone???
    02-02-2014 11:51 AM
  13. Batman8888's Avatar
    Indeed. Using Mobilego (free trial!) You can easily side load music player and mp3 files to the gear, and the music plays great (standalone, no Note present) just through the gear ' s small speaker. No rooting necessary. Would be brilliant if someone could figure out how to pair the gear directly to BT headphones!!! I have tried side loading several Bluetooth manager apps to gear in hopes of doing this but sadly all have crashed. If the gear can send audio to headphones for phone calls, it should be possible in theory for music too. anyone???
    This in my opinion is the biggest problem with trying to use the Gear as a stand alone music player, it is that you would have to settle for listening to it from the Gear's tiny speakers. Playing music through BT speakers/headsets I believe is a function of your phone which therefore makes it necessary. My Gear is rooted and I'm running the Null_21 rom and I still have not seen a way to pair the Gear "directly" to anything else BT except the phone. I was trying to do the same thing but with TuneIn Radio, which I side loaded onto the Gear, but grew tired of hearing it play from the Gear's speakers.
    02-04-2014 01:10 PM

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