Gear Sport - Connect Your Watch to Your Smartphone (SM-R600)

Last Update Date : Apr 17. 2019

Connection to a smartphone

Connect your Gear Sport and your phone using the Galaxy Wearable app (previously known as Samsung Gear) on your phone and get access to available functions. You can also sync up with the Samsung Health app. Talk about a dynamic duo! When connecting an existing Gear Sport to a new phone, make sure to disconnect the Gear Sport from your other phone. You can also set up your Gear Sport without a phone.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version. The Samsung Gear app must be downloaded on the mobile device.

Connect to Samsung Phone

1 Navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app (previously known as Samsung Gear) on your mobile device.
2 Touch START THE JOURNEY.
Gear Sport: How do I connect my Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600) to my smartphone?
3 Touch Gear Sport.

If you cannot find the Gear Sport, touch MINE'S NOT HERE.

4 Wait for the PASSKEY to appear on the screen, and then touch OK.
5 Read the terms and conditions, touch Agree to all, and then touch NEXT.
6 You'll be prompted to manage your notifications, but this can be done at a later date. Swipe down and touch NEXT.
7 Now your Gear Sport is connected to the Samsung Gear app on your phone. On your Gear Sport, you can follow the tutorial instructions or touch Skip.

Connect to iPhone

1 Navigate to and open the Samsung Galaxy Watch app (previously known as Samsung Gear) on your mobile device.
2 Touch START THE JOURNEY.
Gear Sport: How do I connect my Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600) to my smartphone?
3 Touch Gear Sport.
4 Once your Gear Sport is found, touch Connect.
5 After the Bluetooth Pairing Request appears, touch Pair.

If your Gear Sport does not show up, make sure Bluetooth on the Gear Sport is on and not currently connected to any other phones.

6 Read and touch Agree to accept the following options and then touch DONE.
7 Now your Gear Sport is connected to the Samsung Gear app on your phone. On your Gear Sport, you can follow the tutorial instructions or touch Skip.

Set Up Without a Phone

No phone, no problem! Check out how to get your Gear Sport set up solo. But some features will not be available.

1 Select the language you would like to use for your Gear Sport and then touch Next.
2 Swipe up, and then touch the Question mark.
3 On the next screen, swipe up and touch here.
Gear Sport: How do I connect my Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600) to my smartphone?
4 You will be shown a set up screen where you can adjust the initial settings. Now your Gear Sport is set up without a phone.
5 Follow the setup guide, and your Gear Sport is now set up without a phone.

Troubleshooting

Data from the Gear Sport is not Syncing with Your Phone:

     • Open the Samsung Health app on your phone. Navigate to Steps > More Options > View your step count data and then select your Gear Sport.

     • Disconnect your Gear Sport from your phone: Apps > Samsung > Samsung Gear > More Options > Disconnect. Then restart both your Gear Sport and your phone.

     • Make sure that the Samsung Health app is up to date.

     • Clear the app cache for Galaxy Wearable (previously known as Samsung Gear) and Samsung Health.

     • Clear the app data for Galaxy Wearable (previously known as Samsung Gear) and Samsung Health and then reset both devices.

The Gear Sport Stops Recording Data:


     • If you stop to rest or because you got caught in traffic, the Gear Sport may pause or end your session.

     • If you are in an area with weak mobile data strength, it can interfere with the process. Try disabling mobile data if this problem persists.

Compatibility

Gear Sport: How do I connect my Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600) to my smartphone?

All Android phones running Android version 4.4 and later are compatible with the Gear Sport, although some features on non-Samsung phones will have limited compatibility. Gear Sport is compatible with iOS phones, but the Email and Samsung Pay features are not available.

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