Honestly... Gear not working with 4.2 and lower is on Samsung. Think about... Sony, TI, and more than a handful of smart watch makers work on ANY device 2.3 and higher...
Thank you Verizon for finally getting us the update. Just a suggestion, Verizon, you may want to revise the pages you have been telling everyone to check. At least let them know the update is in the process of being distributed because the pages that you have been linking to are out-of-date and show nothing about the update that I have already installed on my phone.
Software updates make the device better, so I can certainly understand your excitement! Verizon Wireless and Samsung are working extremely hard to ensure you receive the best device experience. While we do not have any information on the 4.3 update, you check for the latest software releases here http://vz.to/1aW6wgh.
This is the page they update. http://support.verizonwireless.com/support/system_update/galaxys3.html before they will remember to do it on the press release.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.