Gear S2by Samsung

  • Gear S2
  • Gear S2
  • Gear S2
  • Gear S2
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
72%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Gear 2 watch has an eye-catching design with a beautiful display and lots of dial options.
  • It has a relatively long battery life with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity standard, and 3G and 4G available through your carrier.
  • A solid health-tracking app is provided, and the smartwatch is compatible with a number of Android phones.

CONS

  • There are fewer apps and connected services than Android Wear and Apple Watch, and nascent customization options beyond the supplied ones.
  • The Gear S2 isn't compatible with iPhone.
  • Speech recognition on the Gear S2 is slow and inconsistent.
Samsung pleases with its new round Gear S2 smartwatch that almost passes for a regular watch. The Gear S2 is available in basic gray or black stainless steel, in a slightly smaller Classic S2 or a slightly thicker 3G or 4G version that you get from your cell carrier. The Gear S2 connects with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or NFC, and can connect to most Android 4.0 or later phones. To navigate, swipe the screen or turn the bezel to scan through apps, screens, and options. It comes with a wireless charger and a battery that lasts 2-3 days between charges. The built-in heart monitor and step tracker can help you stay fit.
NameGear S2Gear S2 3GHuawei WatchPebble Time RoundQ Founder
ManufacturerSamsungSamsungHuaweiPebbleFossil
Techwalla Score
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80%

This is by far Samsung's best smartwatch yet ... However, the Gear S2 still looks and feels more like a tech lover's device, and lacks a dev…

This is by far Samsung's best smartwatch yet ... However, the Gear S2 still looks and feels more like a tech lover's device, and lacks a developer community.

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70%

. If you want a timepiece that handles notifications, communication, fitness, and some handy widgets for music and weather, the Gear S2 work…

. If you want a timepiece that handles notifications, communication, fitness, and some handy widgets for music and weather, the Gear S2 works well enough out of the box.

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70%

The Samsung Gear S2 doesn't blow the doors off any of its competition, but it does last about a day longer. I

The Samsung Gear S2 doesn't blow the doors off any of its competition, but it does last about a day longer. I

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70%

The Samsung Gear S2 is definitely an intriguing new option, but it's worth waiting for the second generation.

The Samsung Gear S2 is definitely an intriguing new option, but it's worth waiting for the second generation.

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70%

The new Gear S2 promises to be different, and in many ways, it is.

The new Gear S2 promises to be different, and in many ways, it is.

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Overall this is an incredibly compelling product and I have absolutely no qualms about recommending this over any other smartwatch on the ma…

Overall this is an incredibly compelling product and I have absolutely no qualms about recommending this over any other smartwatch on the market.

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All things considered, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is a powerful and stylish, well rounded device and deserves every bit of the success that i…

All things considered, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is a powerful and stylish, well rounded device and deserves every bit of the success that is coming its way.

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