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EdzGNote7

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Just received GWatch 4. Installed Gpay, and it requires a lock code. I get that, but, it locks the entire watch. When I used Samsung Pay, it only locked the app. Why doesn't Gpay have similar behavior?
 
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thanito

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Just received GWatch 4. Installed Gpay, and it requires a lock code. I get that, but, it locks the entire watch. When I used Samsung Pay, it only locked the app. Why doesn't Gpay have similar behavior?
Yes, OK, but the pin is only required if you remove the watch from your wrist. As long as you wear it it will not request a pin, at least not on my watch.
 
This is one of the differences between Tizen and Wear. I have a Ticwatch Pro 3 GPS and this is the default security for Wear OS. If you want GPay you have to have a lock in place and on Wear it's to lock the device when not on your wrist. I also have a Galaxy Watch 3, and as we all know that to use Samsung Pay only the app needs to be locked by PIN. Although this watch looks like Samsung there are still some basic things that are absolutely Wear OS...
 
Yes, OK, but the pin is only required if you remove the watch from your wrist. As long as you wear it it will not request a pin, at least not on my watch.
Nope mine sometimes locks even when it's still on my wrist. Not all the time, but maybe about 30-40% of times I try to look at it.
 
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sesnut

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if im not mistaken, the reason the entire watch locks is because if the watch is awake, it will automatically use gpay if its set to default without actually having to open gpay, just like your phone
 

Drukan

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Coming from GW3, only needed pin for Sampay!
Now GW4 classic asks for pin every time I do anything but look at the time!! 😡
If this watch is so ****ing sophisticated, with all these sensors, why the **** do I have to strangle my wrist for it to know I'm wearing it?! And even when I tighten it, it's hit or miss!
 
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EdzGNote7

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Coming from GW3, only needed pin for Sampay!
Now GW4 classic asks for pin every time I do anything but look at the time!! 😡
If this watch is so ****ing sophisticated, with all these sensors, why the **** do I have to strangle my wrist for it to know I'm wearing it?! And even when I tighten it, it's hit or miss!
THIS is exactly what's happening to me!!!! And someone on Twitter says not the case?
 
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BabeShaq

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I had this issue of Gpay locking my watch every time the screen turns off, but it only happened once and a single reboot solved it for me.
 

mrfatiga22

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Hello, I tell you that I was able to make NFC payments work with the BBVA GO Apk in Argentina, I comment on why I think that in Latin America, it saved Chile, Brazil and Mexico, there is no application to use NFC Pay. If anyone is interested I can show them how I did. I cannot create a new thread as I am not reaching the level. Best regards Miguel.
 

avirendra

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Coming from GW3, only needed pin for Sampay!
Now GW4 classic asks for pin every time I do anything but look at the time!! 😡
If this watch is so ****ing sophisticated, with all these sensors, why the **** do I have to strangle my wrist for it to know I'm wearing it?! And even when I tighten it, it's hit or miss!
Same issue with Spay. Would be great if someone can find a way to turn off that screenlock with NFC payment apps
 

V3N0M_90

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Just received GWatch 4. Installed Gpay, and it requires a lock code. I get that, but, it locks the entire watch. When I used Samsung Pay, it only locked the app. Why doesn't Gpay have similar behavior?

GPay did the same thing for me. I had to put the created pin in every single time I tried to do anything on my watch. Didn't matter if it was on my wrist or not. I just went into the watch settings a removed the pin. Now it doesn't ask for it 🙂
 

avirendra

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GPay did the same thing for me. I had to put the created pin in every single time I tried to do anything on my watch. Didn't matter if it was on my wrist or not. I just went into the watch settings a removed the pin. Now it doesn't ask for it 🙂
But if you removed the PIN, then you must have lost Gpay right?
 

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    Just received GWatch 4. Installed Gpay, and it requires a lock code. I get that, but, it locks the entire watch. When I used Samsung Pay, it only locked the app. Why doesn't Gpay have similar behavior?
    Yes, OK, but the pin is only required if you remove the watch from your wrist. As long as you wear it it will not request a pin, at least not on my watch.
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    Just received GWatch 4. Installed Gpay, and it requires a lock code. I get that, but, it locks the entire watch. When I used Samsung Pay, it only locked the app. Why doesn't Gpay have similar behavior?
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    Similar issue for me, except I am using Samsung Pay and it locks the whole watch. On my previous Galaxy Watch it worked fine and I only had to unlock to make a payment. Does anyone know why or how to prevent it?
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    Yes, OK, but the pin is only required if you remove the watch from your wrist. As long as you wear it it will not request a pin, at least not on my watch.
    Nope mine sometimes locks even when it's still on my wrist. Not all the time, but maybe about 30-40% of times I try to look at it.
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    Nope mine sometimes locks even when it's still on my wrist. Not all the time, but maybe about 30-40% of times I try to look at it.
    Strange, maybe the watch thinks that you took it off? I have GPay installed and only have to unlock the watch when I take it off.