really like this thing
When I first got it, I was very unhappy with it. I figured wearing it on my wrist, I wouldn't miss anymore notifications (I was constantly letting texts go unanswered as I wouldn't hear the notification from my pocket etc)
Adding the Gear to the mix hardly helped at all however (& sometimes actually made the problem worse) as the gear ringtones where so faint and the vibration so slight that I still wasn't hearing the notifications and it took me a while to figure out the Note 3 screen needs to be off to give consistent gear notifications.
After rooting the gear (to go with my rooted N3) & sideloading my own obnoxiously loud ringtones, I had half the problem fixed. Then loading the modified mms.apk that has a "screen stay off toggle
" fixed the other half of the problem.
Now, I have instant very loud ring and text tones, 100% of the time, and an awesome speaker phone on my wrist that works great while driving my truck. As long as it performs these functions correctly 100% of the time, I am very happy.
As far as other functions, they are just gravy on top of the basic functions. I do get a kick out of playing with things like Nova Launcher etc and I use Runtastic when I'm out jogging but neither are really necessary. I like using the media controller when out running, that is a nice feature.
I completely gave up on the buggy watch styler when the analog hour hand was never accurate, it froze up regularly and noticeably affected battery life (the basic weather/clock works perfectly and is just fine for me).
At this point, if Samsung never adds a single additional feature to gear, I am 100% happy with my purchase and have no regrets whatever.
VZ Note 3, rooted, Beans ROM/Nova Prime/Custom icons/ Gear watch with Null ROM/theme etc.
VZ Note 2, Titanium Gray,
unlocked with Beans ROM, Perseus Kernel
Nova Prime launcher, Digital Soul Icons
Red theme by Icedventimocha
MS Surface Pro Tablet W/touch KB
64 gig plus Sandisk (junk) 64 gig MicroSD
Lol, I feel sorry for the pathetic posters who beg everybody to thank them in their signatures.....