Hi. I couldn't find any threads dealing with this, so am posting new. My 12yr old got a Galaxy Watch from Santa. He doesn't have a phone so has been using it as is, out of the box since Christmas (it's not paired to any other device). Is there a way to manage the content on the watch from a PC or phone without the watch having access to my calls/texts, etc. He (and me) wants to be able to use the watch for analysing his activity, GPS data, etc. I tried setting it up to link to my Samasung phone, but bailed out when the Wearable App asked me to give the "Galaxy Watch Plugin" access to my calls/texts/calendar, etc. So, bottom line is that I want my phone or a PC to be able to read what's been going on with the watch and maybe configure the watch too, but I don't want the watch telling him what my phone is doing. Does anyone know if the Galaxy Watches can be used like this, or are they always meant to be an extension of your phone? Thanks very much. Damien
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Thanks for the suggestion, might work for me but I was hoping I could do this without having to dish out for a 2nd phone. During setup on the Wearable App on my phone, if I reject any of the access questions then it justs kicks me out of the app without completing. Seems I need to allow access to all.
Thanks very much for your help. That's pretty much what I've done. I've disabled notifications and removed all the phone apps from the watch. My calendar details and my ToDo's are still showing on his watch, so I'll try to figure that out over the next few days. But I think it's pretty close now to what I was looking for. I really appreciate the help, thanks.
I thought I could live with this solution as a compromise, but I'm not so sure now. As PapaShaun pointed out, the Samsung Health app is now combining Watch and Phone data, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of him having his own activity tracker. So I think the best solution here is probably the original suggestion of pairing it to an unused phone. Thanks again.