1. Douglas Yarnold's Avatar
    I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I have a Gear 2 Neo that pairs with it nicely via Bluetooth. No additional plan necessary.
    I am considering buying the new Gear S to pair with the Note 4. The AT&T rep told me that I had to sign up for the $10/month plan, so I didn't buy it. I always have my phone with me, so paying for the Gear S plan made no sense to me.
    However, Ive heard that I could buy the Gear S, and NOT buy into the plan, and that I could use the Gear S bluetooth'ed to my Note 4, and it would function just like the Gear 2 Neo. Is this true?
    05-06-2015 04:46 PM
  2. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I don't have one but asked the same question here and was told it would function without a plan similar to the Gear 2.

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    05-06-2015 05:20 PM
  3. Brian W1's Avatar
    I believe they are talking about getting the Gear S at a promotional price. If you pay full price for it, then you don't have to get the 10/ month service


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    05-06-2015 05:55 PM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I believe they are talking about getting the Gear S at a promotional price. If you pay full price for it, then you don't have to get the 10/ month service


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    Speaking of promotional price. I see Verizon sells it for $349 on contract and $399 off contract. Not much of a promo price. I am still on the fence with my smart watch choice. There are some nice Android Wear watches rolling out too.
    05-06-2015 06:44 PM
  5. Brian W1's Avatar
    Best Buy had it for 299 promo but only carried ATT


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    05-06-2015 06:45 PM
  6. honda-Dave's Avatar
    I have the note 4 with the gear S and I love it. If I ever want to roll without my phone, I can have my calls forwarded to the watch, and with the plan, you can do so much more with the watch.

    Galaxy Note 4
    Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
    Galaxy Tab 2
    Galaxy Gear S/ Gear 1 Tizen
    Galaxy Circle/ Gear Level speaker
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    05-06-2015 09:02 PM
  7. ChemMan's Avatar
    I don't see the use in getting the Gear S without the $10/ month plan. New number and can make and receive calls with or without the phone. Great when you realize you don't have the phone with you.
    05-06-2015 11:10 PM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I don't see the use in getting the Gear S without the $10/ month plan. New number and can make and receive calls with or without the phone. Great when you realize you don't have the phone with you.
    I bought my watch in February and had the plan through T-Mobile. It was nice as you said to be able to leave the phone at home and still get calls and texts through the watch from the phone. I cancelled the plan a few days ago because I just didn't feel it was worth it.

    If I want to, I can always use the SIM from one of my other activated phones in the watch and it will still work and then I can leave the phone at home. My watch doesn't care what T-Mobile sim I have in the phone as long as it has a data plan with active minutes and texts.
    05-07-2015 02:47 AM
  9. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I bought a gear s off of craigslist for less than half price and I do not have it activated through my plan as I don't leave my phone anywhere and I can not justify paying every month for the one or two times a year I may forget my phone at home. It does everything via Bluetooth. The ONLY feature you lose by not activating it is getting phone calls.
    05-07-2015 09:54 AM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I bought a gear s off of craigslist for less than half price and I do not have it activated through my plan as I don't leave my phone anywhere and I can not justify paying every month for the one or two times a year I may forget my phone at home. It does everything via Bluetooth. The ONLY feature you lose by not activating it is getting phone calls.
    You still get calls from the phone forwarded to the watch.
    05-07-2015 10:17 AM
  11. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    You still get calls from the phone forwarded to the watch.
    I didn't activate it for phone calls but it does work on bluetooth
    05-07-2015 07:47 PM
  12. JnEricsonx's Avatar
    Yeah, Im really torn on this. On one hand, it'd be cool to go full on sci-fi communicator feel by leaving the phone at home. On the other hand, the only times I DO leave my phone at home is when I'm going to be back home in less time than a sitcom episode minus commercials, so in that regard, BT for calls and data through my phone is better than dropping 10 a month.
    05-07-2015 09:17 PM

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