1. Richard Servello's Avatar
    When I decided I wanted to get this one I didn't really think of the ability to take phone calls on my wrist as something I actually wanted. It was just something that might be cool that was a part of something that I already wanted. Now that I have it I find that I'm taking almost all of my calls through my watch and really enjoying it. What's everyone else's opinion on this?
    12-29-2016 05:41 PM
  2. daves221's Avatar
    Extremely convenient. You just need to be in a place where you can take the call on speaker. I've been at home wearing the watch and didn't have my phone on me and have taken calls (by BT) I otherwise would have missed because I didn't even hear the phone.
    12-29-2016 07:00 PM
  3. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Extremely convenient. You just need to be in a place where you can take the call on speaker. I've been at home wearing the watch and didn't have my phone on me and have taken calls (by BT) I otherwise would have missed because I didn't even hear the phone.
    I was in the kitchen and my phone was in the bedroom and I took a call and it sounded great. So cool!
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    12-29-2016 07:03 PM
  4. Bob31464's Avatar
    I was in my backyard, phone in the living room and took a call, I thought was pretty cool. I also use it for calls while I'm driving, saves me from taking my phone out.
    12-29-2016 07:44 PM
  5. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I was in my backyard, phone in the living room and took a call, I thought was pretty cool. I also use it for calls while I'm driving, saves me from taking my phone out.
    This is actually the only problem. The watch takes away my car's ability to take calls.
    12-29-2016 07:54 PM
  6. Bob31464's Avatar
    This is actually the only problem. The watch takes away my car's ability to take calls.
    Will it not allow you to switch to your car's BT? My car doesn't have it, but I use a BT earpiece and I can switch to it if I choose.
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    12-29-2016 07:59 PM
  7. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Will it not allow you to switch to your car's BT? My car doesn't have it, but I use a BT earpiece and I can switch to it if I choose.
    I could probably switch while in a call. But there doesn't seem to be an automatic method.
    12-29-2016 08:37 PM
  8. Bob31464's Avatar
    I could probably switch while in a call. But there doesn't seem to be an automatic method.
    I gotcha. When I switch it to my earpiece it isn't automatic either.
    12-29-2016 08:48 PM
  9. PookiePrancer's Avatar
    This is actually the only problem. The watch takes away my car's ability to take calls.
    Try an app called Trigger. You can set a rule to have the car's Bluetooth take priority.
    12-29-2016 10:21 PM
  10. daves221's Avatar
    Try an app called Trigger. You can set a rule to have the car's Bluetooth take priority.
    I think my setup does that anyway. I have to get out in my car to check the settings. Will post back.
    12-29-2016 10:33 PM
  11. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Try an app called Trigger. You can set a rule to have the car's Bluetooth take priority.
    I'll check it out, thanks
    12-29-2016 10:59 PM
  12. pinkivy98's Avatar
    This is actually the only problem. The watch takes away my car's ability to take calls.
    That's different. With my Gear S, S2, & S3 my calls automatically come through the car.
    12-29-2016 11:50 PM
  13. amyf27's Avatar
    I was in the kitchen and my phone was in the bedroom and I took a call and it sounded great. So cool!
    Did that with my S2 watch the other day when I got a call and phone wZ in kitchen but I was in living room. Handy indeed
    12-30-2016 09:22 AM
  14. Floridadomer's Avatar
    This is actually the only problem. The watch takes away my car's ability to take calls.
    If I answer the call using the button on my car system it then goes through the car, if I swipe my watch to answer, it goes through the watch.
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    12-30-2016 03:03 PM
  15. afblangley's Avatar
    I use it for the majority of my calls. I find it much more convenient than carrying a phone. At a flick of my wrist, I can see who's calling and quickly answer or reject the call. I think this type of use would gain widespread acceptance if there were a better alternative than speakerphone and current BT headset designs.
    12-31-2016 02:26 AM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    If I answer the call using the button on my car system it then goes through the car, if I swipe my watch to answer, it goes through the watch.
    I don't get in that many calls, but it'll be interesting to see if mine works the same way-hopefully I can hit the car radios answer button. Making calls thru the Bluetooth radio is easy. Well the other day I dialed the number on the phone then just started driving and talked. It's nice having the Bluetooth for those things
    12-31-2016 05:03 AM
  17. daves221's Avatar
    If I answer the call using the button on my car system it then goes through the car, if I swipe my watch to answer, it goes through the watch.
    I'm pretty sure this is my experience as well. Call came in yesterday and rang on my car and watch. I picked it up using the car BT.
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    12-31-2016 06:05 AM
  18. RicKaysen's Avatar
    Is there a way to disable just the incoming calls? Without caller ID, I don't pick up and it's an annoyance to keep hearing the alerts while listening to music on my bluetooth headset.
    12-31-2016 10:55 AM
  19. daves221's Avatar
    Is there a way to disable just the incoming calls? Without caller ID, I don't pick up and it's an annoyance to keep hearing the alerts while listening to music on my bluetooth headset.
    Swipe down on the watch face and turn off the ringer volume?
    12-31-2016 12:00 PM
  20. dshrum84's Avatar
    I think that just controls the speaker tone ringer. It wouldn't disable the call itself coming in.
    01-01-2017 12:16 AM
  21. daves221's Avatar
    I think that just controls the speaker tone ringer. It wouldn't disable the call itself coming in.
    Yes but the primary complaint was the alerts interrupting music play. I don't think I've seen a control to 'disable' only incoming calls?
    01-01-2017 07:40 AM
  22. dshrum84's Avatar
    Go to your Samsung Gear app, under the Settings tab. Go into Notifications, then Manage Notifications. "Phone" is separately listed and unselecting it to send a notification to the watch should do it.
    01-01-2017 03:32 PM
  23. daves221's Avatar
    Go to your Samsung Gear app, under the Settings tab. Go into Notifications, then Manage Notifications. "Phone" is separately listed and unselecting it to send a notification to the watch should do it.
    Good idea.. And there's a 'incoming call' notification that can be turned off in my list.. Better than turning off the ringer..
    01-01-2017 03:44 PM
  24. RicKaysen's Avatar
    Thanks all for the input
    01-01-2017 06:27 PM
  25. Adaboy's Avatar
    The first few call were to show the feature to family and friends. It is very handy while driving. I have it paired to my Level U Pro Bluetooth headphones and I answer calls using those while driving as well just separate the ear buds and the ear phones pick up the call. My Escort radar detector has blue tooth and it recognizes the Gear S3, not sure what for... I leave my phone laying around the house and just use my watch when I'm home very handy...
    01-03-2017 03:50 AM

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