Samsung Gear hard reset

To get into the recovery menu on your Samsung gear smartwatch,
1. Press and hold the power button on the side of the watch, when you see the Samsung Gear live logo, swipe across the LCD screen from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.  Note: If the device is ON, then press for 8 sec. to reboot the device.
2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to the bottom twice, to select Recovery then swipe to the right to enter.
3. Swipe again down multiple times until you highlight Yes -- delete all user data, swipe right to format your Samsung Gear smartwatch device. All settings will be revert to factory default.

samsung gear hard reset

Samsung Gear soft reset / reboot

Your watch freezes or has fatal errors
If your Samsung Gear watch freezes or hangs, you may need to close applications and turn on the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power button for more than 8-10 seconds to reboot.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Reset Gear → Reset. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make back-up copies of all important data stored on the device.

samsung gear reset

General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.