Charge a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch

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This is a tutorial on how to charge the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2. For those of you unfamiliar with this amazing smartwatch, it's a waterproof multi-function smartwatch produced by Samsung. In terms of smartwatches, it's one of the best pieces of technology on the market. In fact, many people feel that it is superior both in terms of function and aesthetics. Technically it's also superior to the Apple iWatch, but you didn't read that here. Obviously technology changes constantly, so it won't be top dog forever. One of the great things about the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 is the wireless induction charging. Just slip off your watch, drop it in the cradle, and charge away. OK, it's a bit more involved than that to get started, but once you're set up it really is that easy. Read on for the details.

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Set Up Your Wireless Charger

The very first thing you will need to do to charge your new Galaxy Gear S2 smart watch is to unwrap the magnetic wireless charger. This is because the charger itself is wrapped in clear plastic. While it still works as a charger, it looks bad.

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    To remove the plastic you simply peel and it comes right off.
    Just pull, and then dispose of the plastic or place it back in the original packaging if you like to save things.
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    After that, plug in the charger.
    Now, some have found this to be a bit counterintuitive, because the watch lists itself as wirelessly charging, and the wireless charging device is quite small without any immediately visible raw connections or ports. At least, not until you look on the back of the charger.
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    When you look on the back of the charger, you'll see a little micro USB charging port.
    This is where you will plug-in your charger. You will use the same charger that you use for your Samsung Galaxy smart phone or other Android device. There is also a charger included with the Gear S2 watch, should you need it.
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    When you first plug in the charger, it will light up several different colors, from green to red and blue.
    These colors flash by very quickly when you first plug it in, and they are just indicating that the wireless charger is working properly.
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    After the charger has been plugged in and the lights have flashed you will be ready to place your Gear S2 watch on the wireless charger.
    As mentioned previously the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 charges wirelessly.
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    Our personal preference was to remove the protective cover from the Gear S2 watch face before charging.
    It's a very simple plastic cover that is on the front and back of the watch to help protect it.
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    To remove the cover, start from the back of the watch.
    You will find a spot that can be pulled up.
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    Simply pull this little plastic tab up and off of the watch.
    This will enable you to unwrap the smart watch, at which point you can discard the protective film.
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    Now place your smart watch on the charger where it will magnetically attach itself.
    You will see the light switch to red.
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    You will also see the charging light on the front of the phone letting you know how much charge there is.
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    That's it.
    You are now charging your new smartwatch. Once your Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 is fully charged, you can simply remove it from the wireless charger by picking it up. This is because it is only attached with magnets.
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Additional Tips

  • To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smart watch and how to use it please visit the rest of our tutorials here on VisiHow.

This has been a tutorial on how to charge your Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch.

See other tutorials on Galaxy Gear: Update Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch Tizen OS, Understand the Buttons and Functions of a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Watch, Change Watch Faces on a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch, Remove or Replace a Watchband on the Galaxy Gear S2, Setting Up Samsung GALAXY Gear S2 Smartwatch, Change Language on a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch, Factory Reset a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch, Locate a Misplaced Galaxy Gear Using Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Locate a Misplaced Galaxy Gear Using Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Connect Galaxy Gear to Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Disconnect GALAXY Gear from Samsung GALAXY Note 3, Install Galaxy Gear Manager on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Configure or Synchronize Your GALAXY Gear with Samsung GALAXY S5, and Locate Your Galaxy Note 3 Using Galaxy Gear.

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Questions and Answers

What is wrong with my charger?

When I plug it in, it flashes red green red, and then when I put my watch on nothing shows up. I have tried: Unplugging and plugging back in. I think it was caused by: No idea, it's a geek refurbished from best buy

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Edit: I had the same problem and used a different cable. The watch charger didn't like the cable, and neither does my phone. Hope that helps! -Ashleigh

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