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PhillyGuy72

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Sep 13, 2014
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I got one of these 46mm watches for Xmas last year, it works ok paired with my iPhone. Not a Android guy, I do love size and the custom faces on this especially. I'll switch from this to Apple Watch from time to time.

Anyway this watch alerted me to a software update Tues (Nov. 24), I installed it...no problems. I was out yesterday for a few hours, came back to this odd constant "chime." I see it was coming from the Galaxy Watch. I picked it up and see a faint REAL mess of a display...but then it got brighter and brighter with distorted colored lines, this constant chime going off.

I was able to hold both side buttons down for 5-10 seconds until it did a hard reboot. Got the normal display, erased the watch...but now it won't pair what so ever. I just get a yellow "Lets Go" screen, that's it. I fear this software update bricked the darn watch. ?
 

cuzo

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I have the same watch and it’s been vibranting constantly for no reason and it’s also paired to a iPhone.

I’m guessing the software is just terrible and yes the Apple Watch works way better than this crap but this crap does look a lot better which was the main reason I bought it.

I was considering picking up a pixel 5 to replace the iphone and seeing how that works but so far I’m not too impressed outside of how good the watch looks. Software seems beyond terrible.
 

PhillyGuy72

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Original poster
Sep 13, 2014
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Philadelphia, PA USA
I have the same watch and it’s been vibranting constantly for no reason and it’s also paired to a iPhone.

I’m guessing the software is just terrible and yes the Apple Watch works way better than this crap but this crap does look a lot better which was the main reason I bought it.

I was considering picking up a pixel 5 to replace the iphone and seeing how that works but so far I’m not too impressed outside of how good the watch looks. Software seems beyond terrible.
Yes, the chimes and the vibration, it would not stop and I have no idea how long this was going on. It was fine when I left the house, came back it was a disaster. I FINALLY got this thing restored, few hard resets - holding both buttons down until reboots, took multiple tries to pair and it got it back. But its a sluggish mess.

Nice looking watch, little custom bezel I grabbed on Amazon, nice link watch band, but clearly the software is unstable.
 
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