Smart Watch is not ready to act right out of the box. This device needs a preliminary setting, whose accuracy will enable you to use all the functions provided by the model and guarantee the stability of its work. How to do everything — in the article.
General smart watch setup sequence
If there is no experience of «communication» with such a device, then the instruction will help. It consists of three steps: first of all, you need to prepare the device, then configure and connect it to the phone. And last but not least, put those applications that are of interest to the owner.
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Preparing to set up smart watch
Before setting up the device, it is important to make sure that the gadget starts without problems.
Recommended: charge the battery to 100% so that it does not sit down during the setup process.
The charging method may differ depending on the model. For example, some of them can be charged wirelessly.
Note: If the device does not see charging, it may be faulty. It happens that you need to clean the contacts. However, this does not happen with new smarts. But with used ones, this happens all the time.
How to set up the battery
It is advisable to swing a new battery, recharging it to 100%, and then discharging it to zero, and then fully charge it again. Some experts advise doing this 2-3 times.
Details about setting up a SIM card
A new SIM card must be activated by replenishing it with the required amount. It is better to turn off the PIN code lock: it will be more convenient to work with the clock. In some cases, you will need to call the number indicated in the starter package. To do this, you need to insert the card into your smartphone.
Preparation for setup can be considered successfully completed.
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Getting Started with Smart Watch
It remains to install a SIM card, edit some settings, synchronize the clock with the phone and download a set of necessary software. All this is not difficult at all.
Important: do not worry if the smartwatch does not immediately respond to an attempt to turn it on. You just need to keep your finger on the power button longer. Typically, the hold time is about three seconds..
Installing a SIM card and setting up communication
The location of the communication card slot on different models may vary due to design features. Usually the SIM slot is located on the side or under the battery. The second option is quite common in children’s smart watches.
Note: if the SIM does not work, you need to transfer it to the phone and double-check the above preparation details. If the watch does not see the SIM card, you should put it in again: it may not fit tightly into the slot.
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Setting the time and date
As a rule, you don’t need to do anything here — auto-detection works. If this does not happen, everything can be done manually:
- enter the settings menu;
- go to the «time and date» section;
- specify the year, month, day, hour and minute.
When setting these parameters, you should remember that the time on the gadget and smartphone must match.
As a rule, devices already come Russified. But if this did not happen or you need to set the Ukrainian language, everything can be done through the settings (Settings). There you need to find the corresponding tab — Language — and give the command to select the desired language.
Many smartwatches, including Apple’s 4 Series and Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active R500, are equipped with GPS modules. With their help, you can track not only where their owner is, but also how fast he moves. Setting up geolocation in your smart watch is easy. To do this, find the appropriate section in the menu and allow the device to determine the location automatically.
Synchronization with a smartphone
Pairing your smart watch with your phone is a must. Some well-known brands produce devices that can only be friends with gadgets from the same company. For example, this is a typical situation for Apple. Most often, device interaction is possible only if both the smartphone and the watch have an identical platform.
However, there are exceptions. Many smart watches from Samsung support Android phones. Chinese-made gadgets are also not so capricious in this regard. They interface with a smartphone, regardless of the operating system it supports.
iPhone owners, for example, can sync Android smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active by installing Wear OS.
Usually, information with the name and version of the software required for device interaction is indicated in the instructions. Many manufacturers also provide a link that allows you to download software from the official website.
Important: to pair the Apple Watch and iPhone after the user puts the application on the phone and starts the watch, point the camera of the mobile phone at them. After that, the devices are synchronized automatically.
When everything is over, notifications and calls that come to the smartphone will be duplicated on the watch display. This gives the user the ability to:
- See incoming calls and drop them.
- View and reply to SMS.
- Go online.
- Some models support the function of listening to audio from the smartphone’s memory.
- The GSM smartwatch supports the functions of answering incoming calls and making outgoing calls.
Note: if you set up auto-connect via Wi-Fi, the watch will connect to the network as soon as it is within its limits. But it should be borne in mind that this option drains the battery much more than the bluetooth.
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How apps are installed on smart watches
You can install the necessary software on smart watches, for example, Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm Silver, when they are paired with a mobile phone.
How to do:
- Go to GooglePlay, AppStore or another store, depending on the model.
- Find the app you want by entering its name in the search bar.
- Click «Install».
That’s all. Now you just need to wait until the program is installed.
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As you can see, setting up a smart watch is not such a difficult task if you keep the instructions at hand. Of course, some things may differ slightly. So, in devices where there is no SIM card, you do not need to configure it, and children’s «smart things» need to be synchronized with the parent’s mobile phone.