1. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Why and when would a Gear S benefit from using WIFI?

    Should I leave WIFI on? If I leave my watch at home, when I leave will it automatically connect to WIFI vs network (therefore saving battery?)

    I'm a bit confused on this part...
    11-12-2014 11:41 AM
  2. koalabear's Avatar
    Same reason you would want your phone on wifi when possible - saves using data on your cellphone plan.
    11-12-2014 12:04 PM
  3. lj_kearny's Avatar
    I leave the WIFI off. I'm not worried about blowing through my 500mb of data (t-mobile) on the watch.
    11-12-2014 12:15 PM
  4. foxbat121's Avatar
    Right now, there is a bug in Gear S that prevents it reliably connect remotely to the phone if you leave wifi on. So, I turn it off.
    11-12-2014 12:19 PM
  5. aitt's Avatar
    Certain apps like Here require wifi for data download.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2014 12:26 PM
  6. syrguy1969's Avatar
    Right now, there is a bug in Gear S that prevents it reliably connect remotely to the phone if you leave wifi on. So, I turn it off.
    Really? I haven't noticed this at all, when does this happen to you (or in general if it hasn't happened to you specifically lol) and what are the side-effects of this glitch?
    11-12-2014 01:41 PM
  7. foxbat121's Avatar
    Really? I haven't noticed this at all, when does this happen to you (or in general if it hasn't happened to you specifically lol) and what are the side-effects of this glitch?
    When you are away from your phone, the watch tries to connect remotely to the phone. This will fail often if you have wifi on unless you are on the same wifi network as the phone, even though 3G mobile data is working. After I turn off the wifi on my watch, it connects reliably everytime.
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    11-12-2014 02:03 PM
  8. syrguy1969's Avatar
    Interesting, I really haven't noticed that yet, looks like I will be experimenting a bit lol....thanks for the info!
    11-12-2014 02:18 PM
  9. aitt's Avatar
    When you are away from your phone, the watch tries to connect remotely to the phone. This will fail often if you have wifi on unless you are on the same wifi network as the phone, even though 3G mobile data is working. After I turn off the wifi on my watch, it connects reliably everytime.
    Same with me, but my issue happens when my phone is on wifi. When it's off its flawless

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    11-12-2014 02:36 PM
  10. Gsxr151's Avatar
    I leave the WIFI off. I'm not worried about blowing through my 500mb of data (t-mobile) on the watch.
    Well, I guess that was my point... I'm not sure why I would ever turn on the WIFI. If I'm doing ANYTHING data intensive, it would be from my phone. The other day I was in the grocery store and "googled" something from the watch... It was cool, but still wouldn't take the time to save a tiny bite of data using WIFI.

    So, other that someone wanting to save a tiny piece of data, WIFI on the watch is rarely used.
    11-12-2014 02:59 PM
  11. foxbat121's Avatar
    To download offline maps on your watch requires wifi. Otherwise, it is not needed. But if you are away from your phone for a longtime and in a location with consistent wifi connection but weak cell signal, wifi might be a better choice.
    11-12-2014 03:32 PM
  12. Active55's Avatar
    Certain apps like Here require wifi for data download.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Just for the initial download, but not for operation; right? I think you can connect to a PC via USb and download that way too (Having the user manual printed by a Kinko's so I can read through it like a book and use as a reference manual - old school!)
    11-13-2014 09:46 AM
  13. aitt's Avatar
    Just for the initial download, but not for operation; right? I think you can connect to a PC via USb and download that way too (Having the user manual printed by a Kinko's so I can read through it like a book and use as a reference manual - old school!)
    Correct

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    11-13-2014 10:01 AM

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