Connected using Bluetooth is displayed when the watch is paired with another device via Bluetooth. In this state, all Gear features are available, including calling, messaging and applications. Gear settings can be adjusted via Samsung Gear app on your Galaxy phone. Note: To learn more about connecting to Bluetooth, see the Bluetooth tutorial.
While the phone is paired to the watch, the Bluetooth icon and Connection status appears in the Notification bar.
When connected remotely, both the phone and the watch have active data connections via Wi-Fi or Cellular Data. In this state, notification, messaging, email and standalone app features are available.
Standalone mode without relay occurs when there is no Bluetooth connection and the smartphone does not have an active wireless data connection. In this state, Calling, Messaging, S Health and S Voice features are available.
In Standalone mode, the watch is not connected to the smartphone, and is operating as a standalone device. While in Standalone mode, the watch will only send and receive notifications and calls from the watch phone number, and will have no access to the Samsung Gear app functions.