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SW3 + Samsung S7

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SW3 + Samsung S7

Evening all,

 

So I've spent the entire afternoon trying to get my new SW3 to work with my Samsung S7 Edge.

The watch pairs via bluetooth fine. However any app that needs to use/talk to the phone just sits there; I usually get a "Try again on your phone" error and occasionally then tells me that its disconnected.

Examples include but not limited to: Google Now/Ok Google voice commands. Playing music. 

Notifications seem to work.

Thus far I have done: complete factory resets of both phone and watch (I should point out that reseting my phone is no small move). Tried both the latest version and several older versions of Android Wear. Cleared both Google Play Services, and Android Wear cache/storage/etc.

Is this combo simply not compatible or do I have a dud watch?


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Recommended by topic author Lurch_au
‎2016-08-11 04:20 AM
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Re: SW3 + Samsung S7

Alright.

The following is an admission that I'm an idiot.

As you may know, when you first connect a watch to AW it runs thru a bunch of stuff. One of the things tho pops up is "Updating....". So I assumed it was, you know... Updating.

Needless to say, late last night when I went digging through the settings menu on the actual watch, I found the ability to check for updates, and there was what I assume ALL of them. Must gone through 4 or 5 update cycles.

Anyway, it all works now.

Well, 'Play Music' will still only launch Google Music - but that's a whole other conversation.

 

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Recommended by topic author Lurch_au
‎2016-08-11 04:20 AM
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Registered: ‎2016-08-03

Re: SW3 + Samsung S7

Alright.

The following is an admission that I'm an idiot.

As you may know, when you first connect a watch to AW it runs thru a bunch of stuff. One of the things tho pops up is "Updating....". So I assumed it was, you know... Updating.

Needless to say, late last night when I went digging through the settings menu on the actual watch, I found the ability to check for updates, and there was what I assume ALL of them. Must gone through 4 or 5 update cycles.

Anyway, it all works now.

Well, 'Play Music' will still only launch Google Music - but that's a whole other conversation.