Thanks a great deal. Worked perfectly. Took a bit of dexterity to get it installed before the Gear Manager rebooted the deleted funcitonality but this watch is now functional. I took the first one back secondary to literally being able to watch the battery meter drain in less than 2 hours. Now I am a day and a half and still at 50 percent. I have over 2k contacts and that clearly was the issue. I thank you sincerely for the help, Any thoughts as to why the email may not be up to date. I am very fearful of reloading manager and having my drain problems again. The email seems to lag considerably behind my Note 3.
THanks again. Wonderful help
Also, your experience confirms that the problem addressed by this fix exists for Samsung users as well. I'd like to suggest you to raise an official support request with Samsung. Maybe they'll eventually come up with a proper fix. This is something I can't do because I'm using the Gear with a non-Samsung device.