11-15-2014 08:26 PM
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  1. ougum1's Avatar
    I'm really enjoying my Gear S. It'll do almost everything that I need a smart watch to do. Well worth the wait. If you could add any hardware or software feature to your Gear S, what would it be? For me, I wish Samsung would have added a camera. I used the one on my Gear2 quite a bit for quick shots. How about you guys? What would you add?
    11-08-2014 12:33 PM
  2. ougum1's Avatar
    Oh. I forgot. I'd also like a notification blinking light like the one on my S5
    11-08-2014 12:49 PM
  3. reesh11's Avatar
    Oh. I forgot. I'd also like a notification blinking light like the one on my S5
    Yessss! I was just thinking it needs a notification light and for S Voice to work when screen is off. I like it better than Google Now for many things except it doesn't translate what I say as quickly. This might be the first watch I could keep for a while.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    11-08-2014 01:14 PM
  4. foxbat121's Avatar
    It would be nice that the watch can work without a Samsung phone. Right now, most of its features are tethered to the Samsung Gear Manager which only works with Samsung phone (I know there are hacks out there but not fully working).

    Having owned every generations of Galaxy S until S3, I will never buy another Samsung phone.
    11-08-2014 02:23 PM
  5. reesh11's Avatar
    It would be nice that the watch can work without a Samsung phone. Right now, most of its features are tethered to the Samsung Gear Manager which only works with Samsung phone (I know there are hacks out there but not fully working).

    Having owned every generations of Galaxy S until S3, I will never buy another Samsung phone.
    You should try the Note 4.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
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    11-08-2014 05:57 PM
  6. foxbat121's Avatar
    You should try the Note 4.
    No interest in it. Sorry.
    11-08-2014 06:16 PM
  7. aitt's Avatar
    Honestly, I like the way it is. No camera. It's the reason I never cared for the Gear 1 & 2. SD card would had been nice for added music storage. But on honesty I can say I would want more. I think a notification light would be intrusive. I like the discreet black look when it's off. Samsung really hit this one put the park. Best smart watch on the market IMO.

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    11-08-2014 06:18 PM
  8. ougum1's Avatar
    Honestly, I like the way it is. No camera. It's the reason I never cared for the Gear 1 & 2. SD card would had been nice for added music storage. But on honesty I can say I would want more. I think a notification light would be intrusive. I like the discreet black look when it's off. Samsung really hit this one put the park. Best smart watch on the market IMO.

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    The reason I'd like a notification light is because I'm a machinist. I work around loud machines all day. The Gear S vibration is way stronger than the one on my gear 2, but It would help if I had a blinking notification light for the times I don't feel the vibration of the watch because of the vibration of the machines.
    11-08-2014 06:39 PM
  9. reesh11's Avatar
    I agree. And after I get a notification I immediately try to turn the screen on by pressing the home button. Sometimes I have to press it a few times for it to work.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    11-08-2014 08:06 PM
  10. aitt's Avatar
    I wished it had NFC for future proof. Would be nice to have Android and Tizen play nice to get Google Wallet or even Softcard for that matter in here. One plus that SW3 has.

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    11-10-2014 12:38 PM
  11. Dante314's Avatar
    I wished it had NFC for future proof. Would be nice to have Android and Tizen play nice to get Google Wallet or even Softcard for that matter in here. One plus that SW3 has.

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    The next version I believe will have that and definitely a bigger battery, possibly a bigger screen, time will tell.

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    11-10-2014 01:41 PM
  12. aitt's Avatar
    The next version I believe will have that and definitely a bigger battery, possibly a bigger screen, time will tell.

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    Not sure I want a bigger screen. This is plenty and ideal for my preference

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    11-10-2014 01:57 PM
  13. doggie's Avatar
    1. Reminders (tasks) work with S-Voice (or in some other way)
    2. You can set a calendar appt. with S-Voice.

    Does anyone thing Samsung will add that capability?
    11-10-2014 03:04 PM
  14. Dante314's Avatar
    Not sure I want a bigger screen. This is plenty and ideal for my preference

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    I can't remember where I read the article but I remember it saying they were testing a bigger screen Gear watch. I believe it was 2.4 inches. Wearables are getting bigger just like cell phones.

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    11-10-2014 03:12 PM
  15. aitt's Avatar
    1. Reminders (tasks) work with S-Voice (or in some other way)
    2. You can set a calendar appt. with S-Voice.

    Does anyone thing Samsung will add that capability?
    I'm confused as to why this doesn't work on the back end of S voice. Especially if it's connected to the phone. My only thought is because the watch doesn't have a native calendar app.

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    11-10-2014 03:15 PM
  16. aitt's Avatar
    I can't remember where I read the article but I remember it saying they were testing a bigger screen Gear watch. I believe it was 2.4 inches. Wearables are getting bigger just like cell phones.

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    As long as it curves they might get away with it. I cannot see myself using my 360 anytime soon. I really live this watch.

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    11-10-2014 03:16 PM
  17. Dante314's Avatar
    As long as it curves they might get away with it. I cannot see myself using my 360 anytime soon. I really live this watch.

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    I bought my lady a Motto 360 but I can't get with android wear yet. They are to far behind Tizen. I'm still rocking my Gear 2 but my S is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, can't wait. If and when I can do What I can on my Tizen platform I'll give wear a second look. I've played around with it and worn the 360 but it just feels watered down in comparison to my Gear, not to mention even after the update my Gear 2 completely outlast her 360 (Battery Life)

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    11-10-2014 04:32 PM
  18. reesh11's Avatar
    I bought my lady a Motto 360 but I can't get with android wear yet. They are to far behind Tizen. I'm still rocking my Gear 2 but my S is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, can't wait. If and when I can do What I can on my Tizen platform I'll give wear a second look. I've played around with it and worn the 360 but it just feels watered down in comparison to my Gear, not to mention even after the update my Gear 2 completely outlast her 360 (Battery Life)

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    I agree. I had the 360 and knew within hours that I did not want it anymore. I like what's on my wrist now.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
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    11-10-2014 04:51 PM
  19. travel4696's Avatar
    A better charging cradle. What a pain to put on and take off
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    11-10-2014 07:44 PM
  20. aitt's Avatar
    A better charging cradle. What a pain to put on and take off
    Agreed. I've learned to fixate the bottom and snap to top. Less concerned of breaking the snaps for me.

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    11-10-2014 07:49 PM
  21. ougum1's Avatar
    Just thought of something else I wish my gear s would do. I'd like to be able to watch short movie clips like movie trailers & YouTube clips on my watch
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    11-12-2014 09:31 AM
  22. Active55's Avatar
    1) Ability to add/delete to contact list.
    2) Block call list.
    3) Larger capacity backup battery that gives a full 100% charge.
    4) Adding a factory unlocked quad-band standalone version would be a nice option for those that just want to put a SIM card in it and go, that doesn't require pairing for setup or operation of any functions.

    FYI: I use the phone as my only standalone phone with SIM, not connected to a V4.3 smartphone via BT or remotely. I got 3 days use out of the first charge of the phone and backup battery, but the backup only charged the phone 50% when I snapped it on at the end of day 2.
    11-12-2014 09:50 AM
  23. jspring86's Avatar
    I'd like the ability to reply to Hangouts messages and control Play Music from my watch. Still really like the watch, but for now I'm going to keep my 360 as well for the deep Google integration. I have no problems rocking two smart watches everyday!
    11-12-2014 10:23 AM
  24. kandii's Avatar
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    11-12-2014 06:44 PM
  25. dprids's Avatar
    CAMERA!!

    Unfortunately, after much internal debate (I even ordered then canceled), I have decided not to get the watch. I am as early adopter as you get. Had palm pre day#1, Evo3d day#1, Galaxy S4/S5 day #1, even the developer kit for oculus rift. But, I have to draw the line, having no camera is a huge step back for a standalone device. As a physician/surgeon, taking pictures in the operating room of pathology or scanning documents with a quick snap shot is one of my most useful tools. And if I need to bring phone for that function, the watch is simply not stand-alone. I can justify many drawbacks, like battery life, size, speed, advanced phone-like functions because it is a watch, not a phone. But... cannot go without camera. Really bummed, was looking forward to getting this smartwatch.

    Hopefully be back someday. Samsung definitely has the most experience with smart watches. Looking at trends, it's only a matter of time before someone hits the nail on the head with regard to the tech/battery/functions.
    11-12-2014 07:25 PM
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