by Ace Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - Pre-order yours today

Just picked myself a 4G watch from a store. 46mm version can't wait to open the box


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by Chewie6334 Investigator
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - Pre-order yours today

Let us know what you think.  I've had mine almost a week and I won't take it off.  I think it's great.

by jalil_mehbub Established Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - Pre-order yours today

No my one keeps disconnecting Bluetooth and then gos to 4g then reconnects automatically.

Galaxy watch 46mm Bluetooth connected to Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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EE Community Support Team

Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - Pre-order yours today

Hi @jalil_mehbub

 

Did you manage to give us a call and speak with our technical team?

 

Speak soon, Katie Smiley Happy

 

by jalil_mehbub Established Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Screen_20181126_190929.pngTrying to send a text when phone was off

 

Screen_20181126_191006.pngThe test text

 

Ok wanted to send a text to a mate while my phone was off and THIS is what happened (network  unavailable) really! I am paying for the 4G functions and it can't even send a text without a phone. Whats going on EE?

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EE Community Support Team

Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Hi @jalil_mehbub,

 

Your phone must be switched on to enable SMS messaging on your watch.

 

Thanks

 

James

by jalil_mehbub Established Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Whats the point of paying for 4g then?

I can only make calls and download apps without phone. But not text? 

 

Is it too late to return it and just get the Bluetooth one?

by
EE Community Support Team

Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Hi @jalil_mehbub,

 

You don't need your phone with you to send SMS on your watch, it just needs to be turned on.

 

Thanks

 

James

by duduboy Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

One good thing today... I was able to connect my watch to car. Very nice way to control the Spotify app without the phone 😀

by schrodinger56 Valued Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Having eventually sorted out the "does the Watch 4G have to be on to send SMS messages" question, I've been using the Watch 4G for over a week now and am very pleased with it.  The battery life is adequate (not brilliant but acceptable).  For interest the Apple Watch 4G also needs ones iPhone to be left switched on in order to use the watch to send SMS messages when the iPhone is not with the individual;  so I don't think this is an issue unique to EE but a general requirement for a 4G watch to be able to send and receive SMS messages.

by Grand Master
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

The message centre number is on the phone not the watch so all messages have to go through this to send/receive.  Calls and other things just need a data connection to work. 

by amacdonald17
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

My husband just got the 42mm watch today. It's all been set up and working fine, the only issue is he is not receiving texts messages to the watch but can receive everything else? He also has the Huawei phone, has anyone else experienced this issue or have any ideas how to resolve it? Have tries deleting the wear app and resetting the watch?

by Ace Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today


@amacdonald17 wrote:

My husband just got the 42mm watch today. It's all been set up and working fine, the only issue is he is not receiving texts messages to the watch but can receive everything else? He also has the Huawei phone, has anyone else experienced this issue or have any ideas how to resolve it? Have tries deleting the wear app and resetting the watch?


As all the description says you need to have a compatible Samsung phone.

 

Also is it connected to the phone? It won't get texts on standalone


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by schrodinger56 Valued Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Is it possible to automatically set the Goodnight function to come on at a certain time and turn off at a certain time,  or does it always have to be set manually?

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EE Community Support Team

Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Hi @schrodinger56,

 

I don't think it's possible to schedule the Goodnight function, although you can with Do Not Disturb.

 

Hope this helps.

 

James

by schrodinger56 Valued Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

I'm not too sure then what the difference is between Do Not Disturb and Goodnight Mode as both appear to be the same thing the only differnec ebeing that one can be set to activate at a certain time and turn off at a certain time whilst the other has to be done manually.

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EE Community Support Team

Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Hi @schrodinger56,

 

I believe the Goodnight mode is designed to allow you to wear the watch at night to track your sleep.

 

Thanks

 

James

by schrodinger56 Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

So other than allowing you to track your sleep via the Goodnight function whilst not receiving any alerts there is no difference between the two modes?

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EE Community Support Team

Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Hi @schrodinger56,

 

That's the only difference I can see in the description.

 

Samsung support might be able to give you more information.

 

Thanks

 

James

by Ace Contributor
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Re: The new 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch - buy yours today

Do Not Disturb - Mutes all notifications/calls/sound

 

Goodnight Mode - Will do the same execpt alarm on default and it doesn't allow accidental presses whilst you are asleep.


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