Galaxy Wearable Store (GWS), the app store for Galaxy wearable devices of Samsung. GWS is strongly region-dependent, just like other aspects of the device (you have to do some software hacking for a device purchased in one region to use Samsung Pay in another region). Being able to run with non-Samsung devices means that it cannot rely on the region-of-sale on the phone (and for some reason they didn’t choose to use the region of the device), GWS decided to use the region of your SIM card on the device to determine the store location.
This would lead to 2 consequences:
- You won’t have access to the store when you don’t have SIM card on your phone;
- You will lose your access of previous purchases if you swap for a SIM card in another country (they will come back if you swap back your SIM card).