I'm glad I found this. I'm having nerve pain through my hand and fingers. I kept loosening the band thinking I had it too tight. Love this watch but dont think I'll be able to continue wearing it.
I do! Same symptoms! My pain started at night, I would wake up middle of the night and couldn't bend my hand due to intense pain in my wrist. Then I started to feel the pain during the day too, it was so intense that I couldn't use my arms to stand up from the floor or a low chair. I didn't associated it at first with the watch; I removed the watch to wear a wrist band but noticed few days later that didn't help much so I just stopped wearing it and left my wrist free of any tights. It got better so I started to wear my watch again and here comes the pain again!!! I went to the orthopedic and he diagnosed a possible bone island in my wrist, ordered an MRI to confirm, that might interfere with a ligament or something hence causing the pain.
I've had my Gear for about two years but only started to use it at night some months ago to monitor my sleep.
This is so odd and disappointing. I hope the damage is reversible.
For couple of months I was using the band that came with my watch. But because of some rash, I bought a nylon band with velcro on Amazon. I don't recall the pain that users here are describing, but maybe nylon band saved me from future pain
Before returning mine I did try turning heart rate off to manual but it made no difference. My arm Just constantly ached. I have worn a Fitbit forever and now have recently bought a Fitbit Charge 3 (to replace the Galaxy Watch I returned) it has the heart rate sensor and I have had no problems at all. I'm curious if all the people who are experiencing problems, does your watch have the LTE function? Some research needs to be taken out by Samsung as this is an actual real problem.