Setup a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch

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This is a tutorial on how to set up the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch for the first time. The steps are very straightforward for setting up your new watch for the first time. However, if you are connecting to another Samsung phone, or a different model Android, or even an iPhone or Windows phone, you're going to want to pay close attention to the steps below.

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Getting Started

In order to set up your Gear S2 watch, you will need to remove it from the charger and turn it on.

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    To remove it from the charger simply grasp the smartwatch, and lift it.
    Note that when you lift it from the charger, the watch will revert to an off state.
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    Then, move the smartwatch wireless charger out of the way.
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Turning on Your Gear S2

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    Holding the watch with it facing you, press the bottom right button and hold it.
    This will turn on the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch.
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    Remove your finger from the button once you see the watch light up and can read the Samsung logo.
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    Wait for the information screens to scroll by as your watch loads up.
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Foreign Language Watches

If your Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch is in a foreign language, you will have a menu screen which will show you the set up in the foreign language. Note that this only applies to the watch. Your phone will stay in whatever your native language is. We have discussed changing languages on the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 in another tutorial.

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Setting the Gear S2 Up

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    To get started, we need to locate the Samsung Galaxy Gear manager and give it a single press.
    The Gear manager should be on all Samsung smartphones.
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    If it is not on the home screen, navigate to the bottom right side and tap once on 'Apps'.
    After tapping on apps you may need to scroll through some screens, and you will see the orange 'Gear' icon. Tap the 'Gear' icon to open the application.
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Connecting your Phone to the Gear

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    Once the app is open, press 'Connect to Gear' one time.
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    You'll get a message that the phone is connecting to the Gear.
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    Once connected, you will see a pop-up with a code.
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    Confirm that the code is the same on both devices, and then press 'OK'.
    Once you have pressed 'OK', the devices will connect to and synchronize with each other.
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    At this point the language will automatically update on your smartwatch.
    As you can see in the image below, our watch has now defaulted to English.
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    Continue setting up by tapping the green check box to accept the license terms, and then tapping 'Done'.
    Once you've tapped 'Done', your smartwatch is set up.
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Additional Tips

  • Now you're ready to follow the rest of our tutorials here on VisiHow showing you how to get the most out of 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, Charge a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch, Remove or Replace a Watchband on the Galaxy Gear S2, 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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