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  # 1983031 25-Mar-2018 20:50
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Probably obvious to most GZers but I didn't realise until recently that restarting the S3 can make a significant improvement to responsiveness. I've found an appreciable gain doing this over and above closing all recently opened apps.


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  # 1991120 7-Apr-2018 16:12
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Does anyone know how to make the call forwarding work properly when it is disconnected from the phone? I have the frontier (e-sim) version R765N. I have auto call forwarding on which "Forward(s) calls from your phone to your Gear if they're connected remotely, but if you hit help it says "Forward calls made to your phone to your Gear automatically when they're not connected." Turning it on it rings on both phone and watch when connected, turning it off it only rings only the phone. Turning it on when they're not connected still only rings the phone and doesn't foward. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1991128 7-Apr-2018 16:23
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MikeAqua:

 

jbard:

 

I had the same issue as other in this thread with not being able to update to Tizen3. Spoke to support and got this answer:

 

 

 

Going back, I understand that this is important to you, however, for Tizen 3, we have it available for model number SM-R760 and SM-R770 at the moment. We haven't got any idea on when it will be available for SM-R765N.

 

 

 

The model number on my watch is SM-R765N so I don't think I will be getting the update anytime soon. According to support the SM-R765N version is the one with the embeded SIM. 

 

 

I have the SM-R765N with 3G capability as well.  I got a similar response from Samsung, although they did say they would update me when it became available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also have the same model, and would love to have version 3. Samsungs only response was to wait. I have heard you may be able to use some Android wear features with Tizen 3, 3, making it compatible with ASB. I was really hoping for some Samsung Pay/banking apps.


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  # 1999317 19-Apr-2018 13:56
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doubledown:

MikeAqua:


jbard:


I had the same issue as other in this thread with not being able to update to Tizen3. Spoke to support and got this answer:


 


Going back, I understand that this is important to you, however, for Tizen 3, we have it available for model number SM-R760 and SM-R770 at the moment. We haven't got any idea on when it will be available for SM-R765N.


 


The model number on my watch is SM-R765N so I don't think I will be getting the update anytime soon. According to support the SM-R765N version is the one with the embeded SIM. 



I have the SM-R765N with 3G capability as well.  I got a similar response from Samsung, although they did say they would update me when it became available.


 



 


I also have the same model, and would love to have version 3. Samsungs only response was to wait. I have heard you may be able to use some Android wear features with Tizen 3, 3, making it compatible with ASB. I was really hoping for some Samsung Pay/banking apps.



Same problem here, says I'm running the latest and the watch reports I'm running Tizen 2.

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  # 2045611 28-Jun-2018 15:44
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I am getting on average only 2 days from my gear s3. I stopped wearing it for about 3-4 months for various reasons, but it seems like it's constantly needing charged. I am sure I was getting 4 days previously. 

 

 

 

Anyone able to comment? I saw there was an update in April mentioned online, that supposedly improved battery life, but I am unsure if I have that update or how to get it? 

 

 




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  # 2045622 28-Jun-2018 16:04
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My battery life has halved since the April update. Used to get two days, now I get one. The main villain is the Watchmaker App. My preference to use it though, as I have it set up to change faces in different locations (work, home, car, etc).




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  # 2045625 28-Jun-2018 16:10
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Dingbatt: My battery life has halved since the April update. Used to get two days, now I get one. The main villain is the Watchmaker App. My preference to use it though, as I have it set up to change faces in different locations (work, home, car, etc).

 

How can I tell what is using my battery on the S3?

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2045633 28-Jun-2018 16:19
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networkn:

Dingbatt: My battery life has halved since the April update. Used to get two days, now I get one. The main villain is the Watchmaker App. My preference to use it though, as I have it set up to change faces in different locations (work, home, car, etc).


How can I tell what is using my battery on the S3?


 


In the Gear App on your phone. Click on the Battery icon. Make sure you hit refresh as well.




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  # 2045634 28-Jun-2018 16:21
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Use the gear app on phone to check usage (on app homescreen, About Gear, Battery)

 

I haven't noticed any difference since April, have always only got max ~36h but that's with continuous wifi and GPS, heart rate monitor every 10 minutes, set brightness to 7.


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  # 2045636 28-Jun-2018 16:23
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I get around 2-3 days wear from a full charge but don't remember getting much more to be honest - even before the update.  Not that I ever leave it that long between charges.

 

That said, I take my watch off when I wake in the morning and put it on charge - normally it is fully charged again by the time I leave for work an hour later.  The exception is when I have the face set to always on - then it needs a longer charge.

 

Watch is at currently 88% since taking off charge at 7am.  Which I guess could give me around 3 days if I were to push it.





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  # 2045638 28-Jun-2018 16:26
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paulchinnz:

 

Use the gear app on phone to check usage (on app homescreen, About Gear, Battery)

 

 

Thanks - didn't know about that.

 

Top 5 apps for usage

 

  • Samsung Health 29%
  • Watch Faces 14%
  • Calendar 8%
  • Music Player 3%
  • Notifications 2%

5 other apps at 1%





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  # 2045717 28-Jun-2018 18:16
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networkn:

 

I am getting on average only 2 days from my gear s3. I stopped wearing it for about 3-4 months for various reasons, but it seems like it's constantly needing charged. I am sure I was getting 4 days previously. 

 

 

 

Anyone able to comment? I saw there was an update in April mentioned online, that supposedly improved battery life, but I am unsure if I have that update or how to get it? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I used to get 3.5 days, now down to 2.5 since the april update

 

 


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  # 2045780 28-Jun-2018 22:15
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You S3 owners are lucky! I dream of having a two let alone three day battery life...

Since my S2 received an update earlier this year I sometimes fail to get through even a single full day of use (Typically from 10pm to 8pm the next day). Thank god it charges fairly quickly...



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  # 2045899 29-Jun-2018 09:46
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Just updated firmware.
Tizen 3.0.0.2
Software R760XXU2CRE3
And then gone through and deleted the bloatware that gets added with each update. If I wanted to play a stupid vampire game on my watch, I would download it!
Have switched the auto heart rate monitor off as well as S Health is the second biggest battery user.




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Any word on when Tizen 4.0 will be released for the Gear S3 Frontier in NZ?


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