As someone who prefers to keep their personal information kept secure from prying eyes, the Galaxy Gear offers a way to do just that, albeit in a different way. The Gear will allow you to set a pattern lock and backup pin passcode but this feature only appears on the display when the Bluetooth connection to the paired mobile device is lost (i.e. Disconnected or out of range). The purpose of this is to lockdown your Gear as a safety precaution.
Setting the pattern is rather simple. All you have to do is drag your finger across the screen to map your pattern and set the backup code.
Removing the lock is just as easy.
Quick Tip: Re-connecting to the compatible Android device automatically unlocks the Gear without having to enter in the pattern
This extra layer of security ensures that if you happen to part with or lose your Galaxy Gear, move out of range, or Bluetooth is turned off, it prevents others from attempting to pair it with another device.