I put the watch to charge and it just keeps switching between charging and not charging, which makes it vibrate non-stop and I'm pretty sure it's wasting battery faster than if I just gave up on charging it and let it die.
I have tried to charge the watch while it's turned off but that just gives me the red blinking lights which means it's not charging. I have tried resetting it but it resets with the "latest update" (R760, tizen 188.8.131.52)
That started happening around 3 to 4 days ago with the update but it would soon fix itself and charge, now I can't even charge for more than 3 seconds uninterrupted.
This is definitely NOT a solution. My device doesn't charge at all, I stopped wearing it for a week and now it doesn't want to charge, I used it for 5 months before and it worked perfectly. What is the solution? I get a flashing red light on charging dock and nothing happens, I tried various cables. Nothing works. I'm baffled and extremely annoyed
I am having the similar problem and talking to the Samsung support they just redirect to the service center which is difficult to locate.
@samsung: If so many people have problem than there is some serious issue.
I am also having this issue. I have a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch that will no longer charge correctly. It doesn't show signs of charging, even after an attempted reboot.
I have tried multiple chargers and cables. It doesn't even respond at all to attempts to wireless charge via my Samsung S10+, even though it used to.
Same issue on Tizen 184.108.40.206 using the Samsung gear 3s Classic. A continuesly blinking red led, draining the watch battery instead of charging, restart sequence during recharge, no matter how you placed the device in the genuine wireless Samsung charger. I found a working solution by using a more powerfull USB charger such as the Apple iPad one. Problem solved! The genuine charger seems to have issues for what ever reason.
Hope this helps many other new users, cheers,