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October 02, 2015, 02:54:49 PM
Reply #15

Offline megalomanic14

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2015, 02:54:49 PM »
Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

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I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

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October 02, 2015, 02:58:25 PM
Reply #16

Offline Zug

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2015, 02:58:25 PM »
Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

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Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

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October 02, 2015, 03:01:52 PM
Reply #17

Offline megalomanic14

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2015, 03:01:52 PM »
Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

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Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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October 02, 2015, 03:04:08 PM
Reply #18

Offline Zug

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2015, 03:04:08 PM »
Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

Sent from my HUAWEI MT7-L09 using Tapatalk
Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3

Zug

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Note3 on FK
Note Pro 12.2 Wifi on FK
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October 02, 2015, 03:04:11 PM
Reply #19

Offline Phone

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2015, 03:04:11 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

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I see I was too slow even with the quick reply lol, but it seems most of the questions I had were answered. Might still to a standalone watch since I don't know if I want to play for another line every month on top of the watch itself.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2015, 03:17:20 PM by Phone »
 

October 02, 2015, 03:05:42 PM
Reply #20

Offline gregma

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2015, 03:05:42 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

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October 02, 2015, 03:06:40 PM
Reply #21

Offline megalomanic14

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2015, 03:06:40 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

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Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3
Well that's the thing... With the 3g enabled gear s1 you have a few options... One is a separate sim like I use... Another is a function built in if you go thru a carrier... Its like 5 to 10 a month extra but when your phone gets called it will remotely over the network forward the call or text to your watch as long as you have service and your note is on a network or WiFi connection...

In the winter time like if it's snowing or raining I rarely take my phone with me and I switch my main line and my watch Sims

Mega



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October 02, 2015, 03:09:24 PM
Reply #22

Offline Zug

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2015, 03:09:24 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

Sent from my HUAWEI MT7-L09 using Tapatalk
Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3
Well that's the thing... With the 3g enabled gear s1 you have a few options... One is a separate sim like I use... Another is a function built in if you go thru a carrier... Its like 5 to 10 a month extra but when your phone gets called it will remotely over the network forward the call or text to your watch as long as you have service and your note is on a network or WiFi connection...

In the winter time like if it's snowing or raining I rarely take my phone with me and I switch my main line and my watch Sims

Mega

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Yeah so o could leave phone and it goes to my watch which is one decent feature I like.  But I'd have to get that rubber band one for 300 to get a sim?  Att has s1 for 99 as well.

Other than the look is there any greater improvements to the s2 worth justifying the price or for 99 s1 well worth it

From my Fired up N3

Zug

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Note 4 on FK
Note3 on FK
Note Pro 12.2 Wifi on FK
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October 02, 2015, 03:11:15 PM
Reply #23

Offline Zug

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2015, 03:11:15 PM »
And doesn't appear that att is our will be selling s2. Not on site

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Note3 on FK
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October 02, 2015, 03:12:08 PM
Reply #24

Offline megalomanic14

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2015, 03:12:08 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

Sent from my HUAWEI MT7-L09 using Tapatalk
Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3
Well that's the thing... With the 3g enabled gear s1 you have a few options... One is a separate sim like I use... Another is a function built in if you go thru a carrier... Its like 5 to 10 a month extra but when your phone gets called it will remotely over the network forward the call or text to your watch as long as you have service and your note is on a network or WiFi connection...

In the winter time like if it's snowing or raining I rarely take my phone with me and I switch my main line and my watch Sims

Mega

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Yeah so o could leave phone and it goes to my watch which is one decent feature I like.  But I'd have to get that rubber band one for 300 to get a sim?  Att has s1 for 99 as well.

Other than the look is there any greater improvements to the s2 worth justifying the price or for 99 s1 well worth it

From my Fired up N3
As far as I can tell it's mainly just round vs squarish... and I can't say that the gear 2 will offer the same 3G style options Greg made a good point it may just be for Internet or whatever it's hard to tell until I actually get to use it because they advertise all the gear s stand alone and auxiliary futures out of the gate yet I haven't heard much about gear s2...to me I like the gear s I love the 2 inch screen and features... I also like the classic look... my plan when I get the gear 2 classic will probably be use that when I'm Bluetooth tethered to my note which is a lot of the time... Then just rock my original gear a standalone whenever I want it

And if it's your first foray into smart watches especially these really complex and smartphone ask smartwatches a gear s is definitely an amazing starting point its hands down the best smart watched thats ever been made with all the best features and functions just like a phone plus to be a lot cheaper... Imo there's smartwatches then there's the gear s line...

Mega

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2015, 03:13:56 PM by megalomanic14 »
 

October 02, 2015, 03:18:27 PM
Reply #25

Offline Zug

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2015, 03:18:27 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

Sent from my HUAWEI MT7-L09 using Tapatalk
Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3
Well that's the thing... With the 3g enabled gear s1 you have a few options... One is a separate sim like I use... Another is a function built in if you go thru a carrier... Its like 5 to 10 a month extra but when your phone gets called it will remotely over the network forward the call or text to your watch as long as you have service and your note is on a network or WiFi connection...

In the winter time like if it's snowing or raining I rarely take my phone with me and I switch my main line and my watch Sims

Mega

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Yeah so o could leave phone and it goes to my watch which is one decent feature I like.  But I'd have to get that rubber band one for 300 to get a sim?  Att has s1 for 99 as well.

Other than the look is there any greater improvements to the s2 worth justifying the price or for 99 s1 well worth it

From my Fired up N3
As far as I can tell it's mainly just round vs squarish... and I can't say that the gear 2 will offer the same 3G style options Greg made a good point it may just be for Internet or whatever it's hard to tell until I actually get to use it because they advertise all the gear s stand alone and auxiliary futures out of the gate yet I haven't heard much about gear s2...to me I like the gear s I love the 2 inch screen and features... I also like the classic look... my plan when I get the gear 2 classic will probably be use that when I'm Bluetooth tethered to my note which is a lot of the time... Then just rock my original gear a standalone whenever I want it

And if it's your first foray into smart watches especially these really complex and smartphone ask smartwatches a gear s is definitely an amazing starting point its hands down the best smart watched thats ever been made with all the best features and functions just like a phone plus to be a lot cheaper... Imo there's smartwatches then there's the gear s line...

Mega

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OK.  So sounds like gear s might be best option right now cause I can standalone or tether.  And larger screen is a plus for my larger hands and 200-250 less right now

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Zug

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Note3 on FK
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October 02, 2015, 03:23:05 PM
Reply #26

Offline megalomanic14

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2015, 03:23:05 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

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Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3
Well that's the thing... With the 3g enabled gear s1 you have a few options... One is a separate sim like I use... Another is a function built in if you go thru a carrier... Its like 5 to 10 a month extra but when your phone gets called it will remotely over the network forward the call or text to your watch as long as you have service and your note is on a network or WiFi connection...

In the winter time like if it's snowing or raining I rarely take my phone with me and I switch my main line and my watch Sims

Mega

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Yeah so o could leave phone and it goes to my watch which is one decent feature I like.  But I'd have to get that rubber band one for 300 to get a sim?  Att has s1 for 99 as well.

Other than the look is there any greater improvements to the s2 worth justifying the price or for 99 s1 well worth it

From my Fired up N3
As far as I can tell it's mainly just round vs squarish... and I can't say that the gear 2 will offer the same 3G style options Greg made a good point it may just be for Internet or whatever it's hard to tell until I actually get to use it because they advertise all the gear s stand alone and auxiliary futures out of the gate yet I haven't heard much about gear s2...to me I like the gear s I love the 2 inch screen and features... I also like the classic look... my plan when I get the gear 2 classic will probably be use that when I'm Bluetooth tethered to my note which is a lot of the time... Then just rock my original gear a standalone whenever I want it

And if it's your first foray into smart watches especially these really complex and smartphone ask smartwatches a gear s is definitely an amazing starting point its hands down the best smart watched thats ever been made with all the best features and functions just like a phone plus to be a lot cheaper... Imo there's smartwatches then there's the gear s line...

Mega

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OK.  So sounds like gear s might be best option right now cause I can standalone or tether.  And larger screen is a plus for my larger hands and 200-250 less right now

From my Fired up N3
For sure dude I totally agree and I highly reco it gear s1... plus it gives you an advantage because not only will you have a stand-alone gear so if in the future you want to update to the newer one or a third comes out you'll have a much better view of the type of features you need in it and what you actually use it for because not everybody does text with it or calls with it but because it comes stock with basically every app and feature a phone does... you'll find your niche for it... I mean hell it even uses here now maps so you can do live navigation from a watch... It also has built in WiFi ect it's an amazing piece of kit... It basically an s3 in a watch band

Mega

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October 02, 2015, 03:27:55 PM
Reply #27

Offline Zug

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2015, 03:27:55 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

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Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

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I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

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Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3
Well that's the thing... With the 3g enabled gear s1 you have a few options... One is a separate sim like I use... Another is a function built in if you go thru a carrier... Its like 5 to 10 a month extra but when your phone gets called it will remotely over the network forward the call or text to your watch as long as you have service and your note is on a network or WiFi connection...

In the winter time like if it's snowing or raining I rarely take my phone with me and I switch my main line and my watch Sims

Mega

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Yeah so o could leave phone and it goes to my watch which is one decent feature I like.  But I'd have to get that rubber band one for 300 to get a sim?  Att has s1 for 99 as well.

Other than the look is there any greater improvements to the s2 worth justifying the price or for 99 s1 well worth it

From my Fired up N3
As far as I can tell it's mainly just round vs squarish... and I can't say that the gear 2 will offer the same 3G style options Greg made a good point it may just be for Internet or whatever it's hard to tell until I actually get to use it because they advertise all the gear s stand alone and auxiliary futures out of the gate yet I haven't heard much about gear s2...to me I like the gear s I love the 2 inch screen and features... I also like the classic look... my plan when I get the gear 2 classic will probably be use that when I'm Bluetooth tethered to my note which is a lot of the time... Then just rock my original gear a standalone whenever I want it

And if it's your first foray into smart watches especially these really complex and smartphone ask smartwatches a gear s is definitely an amazing starting point its hands down the best smart watched thats ever been made with all the best features and functions just like a phone plus to be a lot cheaper... Imo there's smartwatches then there's the gear s line...

Mega

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OK.  So sounds like gear s might be best option right now cause I can standalone or tether.  And larger screen is a plus for my larger hands and 200-250 less right now

From my Fired up N3
For sure dude I totally agree and I highly reco it gear s1... plus it gives you an advantage because not only will you have a stand-alone gear so if in the future you want to update to the newer one or a third comes out you'll have a much better view of the type of features you need in it and what you actually use it for because not everybody does text with it or calls with it but because it comes stock with basically every app and feature a phone does... you'll find your niche for it... I mean hell it even uses here now maps so you can do live navigation from a watch... It also has built in WiFi ect it's an amazing piece of kit... It basically an s3 in a watch band

Mega

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Yeah. Now I think I'm going this route.  Do I use it stock or you able to kit it up better and do u use a screen protector for it or is there one? I'll end up scratching face at pt if isn't one

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October 02, 2015, 03:32:37 PM
Reply #28

Offline gregma

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2015, 03:32:37 PM »
OMG...  You guys are talking me into buying a watch!  Looking at TMO, I can get a Gear S refurb for $199.  Then it's $5 per month to add it to my account.  Are you saying though Mega, that it's different going that route, it's not an actual SIM?  At only $8 per month on the JUMP plan, it's almost a no brainer. 
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October 02, 2015, 03:33:19 PM
Reply #29

Offline megalomanic14

Re: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch!
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2015, 03:33:19 PM »
How does the Gear work with the SIM card? I assume I need to get another one from T-Mobile, but does it share a number or is it is own number? How much does that cost? Wear has gotten better since you can start and reply to messages without taking out your phone, still can't make phone calls though, plus Tizen is a better for battery from what I hear, so they both have their pros and cons.

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Guess it's out now. Says released on 2nd Oct.  Going to see if bb has it. Now to check if want classic or reg

From my Fired up N3

Just saw was v2 trying to see if out our when comes out.  Worth waiting over regular s then?

From my Fired up N3
I thought they were just doing preorders later this month?  Really between s and s2 is just the shape... Now the gear s1 has the sim card in it where s2 classic doesn't have that option... The s2 tech looking one does but other than that they're probably pretty much functionally identical... So it's more a design choice than function... I have worn my everyday all day since getting it... I highly recommend it

Mega

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Yeah.  But the tech one isn't out for a while right. 

The thing with s2 is have to run through my phone so no standalone basically right?
The other thing is would I be able to do next plan on it or is that only on s1 since sin card? With s2 I wouldn't need the additional plan right?

Just saw on bb site that s1 99$ with 2 yr contract which is tempting.  But if I can get s2 with next and not spend300-350 right now and not have an additional fee on plan might be best to.  Where I'm lost at

From my Fired up N3
I actually went a bit of a different route partially because my grandfathered AT&T plan but partially because I wanted to use my gear stand alone a lot... And I realize it was cheaper and more efficient to get a straight talk AT&T account because you get the same coverage and service but it's only 45 bucks on the month you feel like paying for it

With the gear s2 classic the one that I want that looks like the real watch it does not have the option at all to use it with a SIM card cuz its not build in... the rubber band one the sort of tech lookin one does have a 3G option with a SIM card not sure when it comes out tbh but its non removable and only through a carrier... where gear 1 you can use whatever sim you want its just like a phone...

Mega

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So for the 3g one I'd have to go buy it at att? I'm just not sure. I don't think standalone is really needed for the most part as I'll always have note with me when I have the watch. Kind of want best/cheaper route

From my Fired up N3
Well that's the thing... With the 3g enabled gear s1 you have a few options... One is a separate sim like I use... Another is a function built in if you go thru a carrier... Its like 5 to 10 a month extra but when your phone gets called it will remotely over the network forward the call or text to your watch as long as you have service and your note is on a network or WiFi connection...

In the winter time like if it's snowing or raining I rarely take my phone with me and I switch my main line and my watch Sims

Mega

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Yeah so o could leave phone and it goes to my watch which is one decent feature I like.  But I'd have to get that rubber band one for 300 to get a sim?  Att has s1 for 99 as well.

Other than the look is there any greater improvements to the s2 worth justifying the price or for 99 s1 well worth it

From my Fired up N3
As far as I can tell it's mainly just round vs squarish... and I can't say that the gear 2 will offer the same 3G style options Greg made a good point it may just be for Internet or whatever it's hard to tell until I actually get to use it because they advertise all the gear s stand alone and auxiliary futures out of the gate yet I haven't heard much about gear s2...to me I like the gear s I love the 2 inch screen and features... I also like the classic look... my plan when I get the gear 2 classic will probably be use that when I'm Bluetooth tethered to my note which is a lot of the time... Then just rock my original gear a standalone whenever I want it

And if it's your first foray into smart watches especially these really complex and smartphone ask smartwatches a gear s is definitely an amazing starting point its hands down the best smart watched thats ever been made with all the best features and functions just like a phone plus to be a lot cheaper... Imo there's smartwatches then there's the gear s line...

Mega

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OK.  So sounds like gear s might be best option right now cause I can standalone or tether.  And larger screen is a plus for my larger hands and 200-250 less right now

From my Fired up N3
For sure dude I totally agree and I highly reco it gear s1... plus it gives you an advantage because not only will you have a stand-alone gear so if in the future you want to update to the newer one or a third comes out you'll have a much better view of the type of features you need in it and what you actually use it for because not everybody does text with it or calls with it but because it comes stock with basically every app and feature a phone does... you'll find your niche for it... I mean hell it even uses here now maps so you can do live navigation from a watch... It also has built in WiFi ect it's an amazing piece of kit... It basically an s3 in a watch band

Mega

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Yeah. Now I think I'm going this route.  Do I use it stock or you able to kit it up better and do u use a screen protector for it or is there one? I'll end up scratching face at pt if isn't one

From my Fired up N3
Stock..  the AT&T one the bootloader is locked... but I never found a reason to even try and root it to be honest it's been hands down the best stock experience I've ever used... I plan on learning tizen dev tho

It's got a sapphire screen so I rock it naked... and I hit it against a brick wall and never scratched it...

Mega

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