After I wrote about the update of Samsung Gear application in my previous post, later that day my gear hangs up. I really don’t have any idea how did it happened. I think it was when I removed the gear from my laptop while charging and I’d pressed something on it. It could be the power button or the display. I can’t remember which one.
When I noticed that it was already on a hanging state, I did my best to press on the power button to either bring me back to the ‘home’ or I was hoping it will reboot on its own. Unfortunately, nothing is happening not even a flicker of light. I went home later that day from the office with my Samsung Gear on, all the time! I can even feel a slight heat under the display area.
So how did I solve it?
Easy, I let the battery drained. Soon enough, when I reached home, it was already dead. I charged it again using the regular charger and presto…it’s working again. Problem solved.
I guess this is the only way to solve the problem. It’s not like a hang mobile phone where you can just remove the battery. For this wander gadget, there’s no way to remove it. The number 1 complain of Samsung Gear is it’s battery life. But I guess, poor battery life was my saving grace this time because it drained sooner than I expected which made it to be resurrected from the deep.
So the next time your Samsung Gear hangs, either you can try to press on the power button or wait for it to drain.