Samsung Galaxy Watch review

8.1/10 AVG.
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  • Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch

Specs / Features


Specification

Brand Samsung
Warranty 12 months
Release date 24-August-2018
Size 4.6 x 4.6 x 1.3 cm (1.8 x 1.8 x 0.5 in)
Weight 63 grams
(2.22 ounces)

Critic Reviews


NDTV

Excellent battery life, crisp display, built-in sleep tracking

from NDTV

 It manages to do a little bit of everything, and does it all well. Battery life is the strongest weapon in its arsenal, and other smartwatch companies need to work on this to make life better for the consumer. That said, there are a few things that don't work in favour of the Galaxy Watch. The...More

 It manages to do a little bit of everything, and does it all well. Battery life is the strongest weapon in its arsenal, and other smartwatch companies need to work on this to make life better for the consumer. That said, there are a few things that don't work in favour of the Galaxy Watch. The Tizen Wearable OS that it is running on has limited app support and users will most likely not find the apps they are looking for, compared to a Wear OS device or an Apple Watch. The second stumbling block is the price.

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Digit

Accurate tracking of fitness activities, very impressive battery life

from Digit

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a smartwatch that lasts 4 days on regular use, tracks all your activities with great accuracy and delivers smooth operation. It is a worthy upgrade for anyone who wants an Android-compatible smartwatch with great battery life and the looks of an actual wristwatch.

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a smartwatch that lasts 4 days on regular use, tracks all your activities with great accuracy and delivers smooth operation. It is a worthy upgrade for anyone who wants an Android-compatible smartwatch with great battery life and the looks of an actual wristwatch.

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Ausdroid

Solid and comfortable, great battery life

from Ausdroid

In short, it can get you through a decent business trip, not make you look like a complete geek, and work with just about any phone you throw it at. Mostly. On the downside, though, Samsung has packaged up a lot of what was already on the market and put it into a more expensive smartwatch. Some t...More

In short, it can get you through a decent business trip, not make you look like a complete geek, and work with just about any phone you throw it at. Mostly. On the downside, though, Samsung has packaged up a lot of what was already on the market and put it into a more expensive smartwatch. Some things are genuinely new – including Bixby in the watch, and a dual-core processor – but other things are old news. Fitness tracking is everyone’s game at the moment, and Samsung’s version of it is unremarkable.

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Cnet

A worthy Apple Watch alternative

from Cnet

 Samsung's Galaxy Watch has an arguably superior design to Apple's Watch Series 4. Battery life is good, it's fully waterproof and you can get hundreds of watch faces for it. Samsung has improved its software and enhanced its fitness tracking. Spotify premium users can load Spotify playlists on...More

 Samsung's Galaxy Watch has an arguably superior design to Apple's Watch Series 4. Battery life is good, it's fully waterproof and you can get hundreds of watch faces for it. Samsung has improved its software and enhanced its fitness tracking. Spotify premium users can load Spotify playlists on the watch. And it works with iPhones and Android phones.

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PhoneArena

It is fast, good-looking, and has great battery life

from PhoneArena

But it isn't quite the smartwatch for everyone. iPhone users, for instance, would still be better off with a last-gen Apple Watch, while serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts will be probably served better by other brands. For the rest of us – who may be looking for a high-tech lifestyle acc...More

But it isn't quite the smartwatch for everyone. iPhone users, for instance, would still be better off with a last-gen Apple Watch, while serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts will be probably served better by other brands. For the rest of us – who may be looking for a high-tech lifestyle accessory blending style, function, and self-expression – the Galaxy Watch would be a great choice.

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TechnoBuffalo

All the beauty, but Bixby’s eseless

from TechnoBuffalo

The style is premium but versatile, and you get all the essential features of a smartwatch in high-end form.

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The style is premium but versatile, and you get all the essential features of a smartwatch in high-end form.

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TrustedReviews

A good balance of sports and smartwatch functionality

from TrustedReviews

The Galaxy Watch is the most accomplished Samsung smartwatch to date, between its elegant and comfortable design, array of sensors that make it great for sports and activity tracking, and general smartwatch conveniences.

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The Galaxy Watch is the most accomplished Samsung smartwatch to date, between its elegant and comfortable design, array of sensors that make it great for sports and activity tracking, and general smartwatch conveniences.

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Tech Advisor

Samsung improves on its older wearables by adding everything it can

from Tech Advisor

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a refined vision of the company’s Gear S2 smartwatch from 2015 – and it’s the best wearable the company has yet made. We prefer the smaller 42mm model for its size and weight, though if you’re into the chunky look, the 46mm model will give you better battery li...More

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a refined vision of the company’s Gear S2 smartwatch from 2015 – and it’s the best wearable the company has yet made. We prefer the smaller 42mm model for its size and weight, though if you’re into the chunky look, the 46mm model will give you better battery life. But it’s still only at its best when paired with a Samsung phone – using it with any other brand of phone loses the message and email apps.

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Wired

Puts old features in a new smartwatch

from Wired

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a good smartwatch as far as smartwatches go. But in an era where “flagship” equates to “showcase for new, innovative technology,” the Galaxy Watch’s flagship status comes across as self-appointed.

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a good smartwatch as far as smartwatches go. But in an era where “flagship” equates to “showcase for new, innovative technology,” the Galaxy Watch’s flagship status comes across as self-appointed.

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Softpedia

The best smartwatch for Samsung users

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The Galaxy Watch doesn’t come with marketing stunts like fall detection and ECG, but instead focuses on the basics. It feels comfortable, it looks good, comes with a customization level that  Apple Watch can only dream of, and has decent battery life to address charger anxiety. And the best of...More

The Galaxy Watch doesn’t come with marketing stunts like fall detection and ECG, but instead focuses on the basics. It feels comfortable, it looks good, comes with a customization level that  Apple Watch can only dream of, and has decent battery life to address charger anxiety. And the best of all is that it doesn’t even cost a fortune. Samsung made the Galaxy Watch more affordable than its predecessor, so if you’re already a customer of the company, you should really check it out right now.

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