I have a Watch 4 Classic 46, still within the return window.
I want to be able to take it off my wrist, set it on the coffee table - and still see notifications on the scree while I'm not wearing it.
It doesn't do this and I can't find a setting that would allow it.
My current Watch 3 and my previous S3 Frontier both had this functionality.
I've also confirmed that this does affect people with very dark skin. My friend does not get notifications on his watch and has since returned it.
I'd love to think Samsung actually reads this. But we're coming up on 6 months since the watch's initial release and no sign or anything has been made for this feature to come back. Mostly because I think we're in a minority, here.
I hope a youtube reviewer picks this up, or someone writes an article about this. Because its a ridiculous feature to omit.
I have been battling Samsung on why I get occasional silent notifications (no sound/no vibrate) on about 20% of my watch notifications. They say it is hardware related. This thread has helped me identify the problem! I check my real-time heart rate history and the watch is losing HR occasionally. So these notification must be coming in during these periods of undetected HR. This is a major flaw and Samsung needs to turn on notification on watch 'even while not on wrist'! This has rendered my watch 4 useless since the only reason I got the Samsung watch 4 was because I don't hear or feel notification with my S21 phone in my pocket.
is there a chance that Samsung will deal with this problem at all? my job requires my wrists to be free, but the watch is attached to the trouser belt so that I can see who is writing to me. this is a necessary function for me that i had in Galaxy watch 46. i still need it.
I wish/hope there's a way Samsung decides to do the right thing and bring back the notification setting that allows ALL notifications to come through regardless of whether the piece of s#hit watch thinks you're wearing it or not. To say it's dumb Samsung chose to remove this basic setting on the watch 4 after having it on every single watch they've had prior to that is an understatement. When I bought both versions of the watch 4, I was guaranteed by their customer service reps it would be fixed with an update. We'll we're now a year later and still nothing. I've got 2 watch 4's, and a brand new watch 5 sitting in my drawer and I'm stuck wearing a refurbished watch 3 simply because that allows all notifications on my sleeved arm/wrist. The watch 4 and 5 allow navigation/alarm/calendar reminders if you're not wearing it. It can't be difficult to fix if Samsung gave one ***** about their loyal customer base. I really wish I knew a popular youtuber/influencer that could get this complete joke to be seen by the right person.
I,m going to have to sell my watch 4 if I cant find a way around this I want to get notifications when not wearing the watch samsung said something about using an companion App to do this what the hell is a companion app?