Dot, Circle, And Box: The Galaxy Note 3, S-Pen, and Smart Watch

by Tracy Lewis on February 12, 2014

To make the most of your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, you need to master the gestures of dot, circle, and box. The good news is that they are as simple as they sound. The chart below will guide you through the basic motions while using images to help you understand.

Removing the S Pen will automatically activate the Air Command menu allowing you to take onscreen notes, draw pictures and charts, and so much more. The menu includes the options Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, and Action Memo. The Scrapbooker is one of my favorite options. Being able to use the S Pen to draw a box around something on the display and save it as a screenshot is extremely useful, but being able to store and organize it takes it to a whole new level of functionality. To get the most out of your S Pen make sure you customize the capabilities in the settings section. Once activated in the settings, S Pen Keeper feature will alert you if the S Pen and Note 3 have been separated by too much distance. This is cool because it will help to make sure that you don't leave your S Pen behind. In the settings, you can also enable a pointer that will display as you hover the S Pen over the display. This is helpful for those new to the S Pen and the Note 3 so that you can get a better feel of where you are hovering.

With your Galaxy Gear smartwatch easily accessible on your wrist, at a quick glance you can see important highlights, send a message or answer a phone call. Having this new piece of wearable technology will let you keep your smartphone tucked away in your purse or pocket while staying up to date.

If you are interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android smartphone or the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, order one at or read more about the Note 3 here on the Wirefly Buzz Blog.