Understand the Buttons and Functions of a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Watch

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This is a VisiHow tutorial on how to understand the buttons and functions of your Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch. In this tutorial, we will go over each of the functions of the watch components, and how they interact with the software. This will help you to operate the watch, and be aware of the extra features it has that might have gone overlooked, depending on where you live and where the watch was purchased.

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The Back Button

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    The back button is at the top of the watch.
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    Press it if you're in an application or screen and you want to return to the previous screen.
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The Home Button

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    The home button is at the bottom left of the smart watch, under the back button.
    The home button also functions as a power button.
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    In order to turn on the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smart watch, you will press the home button one time.
    This will turn the face of the watch on.
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    If you press and hold the home button for more than seven seconds, it will restart the Gear S2 smart watch.
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    When the watch screen is active, you can press the home button to open the apps screen.
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    You can also press the home button to open the watch screen when you are on any other screen.
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The Microphone

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    The microphone on the side of the watch where the buttons are.
    It is in the center.
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    The microphone simply picks up sound and or voice recordings if you are sending them to people.
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Heart Rate Sensor

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    On the back of the smart watch, you will see a clear space.
    This is the heart rate sensor.
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    This functions the same way as the heart rate monitor on your Galaxy S6.
    It measures your heart rate by using light to calculate your pulse.
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NFC Antenna

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    At the top of the watch is the NFC antenna, or near field communications antenna.
    This allows you to use NFC functions with the watch.
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    At this time, there are a limited number of applications that supports this function.
    However, as time passes more and more applications will be available to support this.
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Light Sensor

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    In the center of the watch is the light sensor.
    This is how the watch determines how bright it is.
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Touch Screen

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    The entire face of the watch is a touchscreen.
    This means that you may touch anywhere on the screen to trigger or activate the function.
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    You can adjust applications, send messages, respond to messages, and perform a range of other functions from here, depending on the application you are using at the time.
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Watch Bezel Control Dial

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    Around the edge of the watch, there is a ridged bezel.
    It turns both clockwise and counterclockwise to allow you to control the watch without using the touch screen.
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    When you receive a notification on your Galaxy Gear S2 a small orange dot will appear on the left side of the touchscreen.
    Turning the bezel to the left, or counterclockwise will show you the notification.
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    Otherwise you can turn the bezel clockwise, or to the right, and it will take you to the list of applications.
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    Once you are on an application you can simply tap the touchscreen to activate the function or app.
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to understand the basics of operating the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smart watch.

Additional Tips

  • The watch face functions as a touch screen. You don't have to use the bezel to dial through apps. Simply swipe and tap.
  • The Galaxy Gear S2 is waterproof.
  • You can use the T9 keyboard from the touch screen of your Gear S2 watch to type messages.

See other tutorials on Galaxy Gear: Update Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch Tizen OS, 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, 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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