Originally Posted by eurorauser
Hi, I'm about to go for a Neo (don't need a camera), but the reason i returned my original gear was the "turn your wrist to turn the screen on" motin was either
- Too unreliable - meaning i'd be twisting my wrist like a fool just to see the time
- Annoying when i was playing the piano (screen went on/off like crazy)
I'm wondering if this is improved at all? Also, is it possible to actually turn it off completely?
Shame this watch doesn't have an always-on clock....
Over time my neo appeared to become more and more unresponsive to my wrist movements until it stopped completely and only pressing the button allowed me to see the clock. After reading this post and the replies I decided to press the 're-set Gear' switch in 'Settings' on the Neo. This removes all the stored data from the device and restores the factory defaults.
After restoring the Bluetooth link using the gear manager app on my Galaxy S5 gesture control was restored and worked perfectly. Also I switched off the gesture control using the button in 'Settings' under 'Display' and that worked too.
What I can't tell you is why what I did worked. However as the onset of the problem was gradual it might suggest that it might be related to a gradual build-up of data in the Neo's memory that might be a factor affecting the device's performance. I suspect more time deleting alerts and notifications might help, or if you're not using your neo to play music or store photos and videos you could just do what I did as and when the need arises while we wait for Samsung to supply a system upgrade to solve the problem.
I hope this reaches you in time to stop you sending your Neo watch back as I have become very fond of mine. I too play pianos and synths but I've always taken off any watches before playing out of personal preference, but we can always switch our Neos' gesture control off while playing,
but beware of any mics nearby picking up it's chimes!