Battery drain is a major issue for me when thethered. I too mainly use the feature to download apps from the play store. Would be nice if I could just leave it connected all the time but my battery would only last like maybe 4 hours or so I would imagine.
sorry to revive but has anyone had really slow speeds? i mean usually times out and took an hour for a 1 mb playstore app. any help would be great i dont get it
Yes. It seems that Samsung completely broke bluetooth tethering in their latest phone side app update (at least on the Note III), even when using the _null ROM. I found a workaround (basically, disconnect any phones that have the samsung gear software and pair with a phone without the gear software). I've written about my findings in more detail here: gsmblog.net/blog/samsung-broke-galaxy-gear-null_-rom-bluetooth-tethering/
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