Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good reviews, but many are less positive about the size and value for money.

usability, design, reliability

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Healthcare the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 201 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 197 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 197 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (4)

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

With the recent reveal of Google's Android Wear initiative, and upcoming devices built around it, like the Moto 360, wearable tech may get a lot better soon.

Less bulky than Galaxy Gear ; Stable, snappy performance ; Still the best screen on a smartwatch ; Much better battery life

Tizen OS means fewer apps ; Only works with some Samsung devices ; Screen doesn’t turn on fast enough ; Annoying charging dongle required

The Gear 2 is a solid improvement over Samsung’s original smartwatch. But considering the asking price and app selection, most should just wait to see what devices hit the market based on Google’s Android Wear platform.

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 review: much improved, but that doesn't mean you should buy it

 

2013 was the year of the smartwatch. In promise, anyway -- maybe not delivery. Of the many, many different, colorful and unusual timepieces that would

Longer battery life ; New heart rate monitor and IR blaster ; Improved design

Very few apps ; Some software features feel superficial

The Gear 2 is generally a solid improvement over the original, with a nicer design and longer battery life. Even so, it doesn't perform well enough to fully justify the $300 asking price.

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 Review

 

We'll be taking a look at the Gear 2 – in an attempt to assess whether Samsung learned from the first Gear. At $299, it is still one of the most expensive smart watches out there, but a precursory look does indicate that Samsung has improved its...

A more refined, lightweight design that is dust- and water-proof ; Interchangeable straps ; Navigating the software is very simple ; Display is visible even under direct sunlight ; Controlling your TV with your smartwatch is a geek's pleasure

Incompatible with anything other than a Samsung smartphone ; Suffers from a very poor app ecosystem ; The price premium over competitors makes it hard to justify the little functionality if offers ; Heart rate monitor is slow, quirky, and serves little...

Samsung has carried out a number of improvements with the Gear 2, and pretty much all of them were for the better. We definitely like the design more, as the watch is both less bulky and lighter, but also less sporty with its looks. With the exception...

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

A cool watch - but it's already been outshone

Swappable bands ; Longer battery

Neo is a better buy ; Expensive ; Glitchy software

The Gear 2 is a big step forward for Samsung, and revisiting the smartwatch game a few months later made me realise that I do really long for a wrist-based accompaniment to my smartphone.

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 video review: Tizen smartwatch offers style and substance at a price

 

Samsung wants you to buy one of its devices and as such the Gear 2 smartwatch is only compatible with 17 Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The firm isn't doing itself any favours here so we're not off to the best of starts.

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

Wearable devices are booming, with more smartwatches and fitness trackers launching all the time. Along with the Galaxy S5 smartphone, Samsung has launched a trio of wearable gadgets consisting of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

The Samsung Gear 2 is a stylish smartwatch packed with features but has limited appeal due to small list of compatible devices. It's still too bulky and many of those features don't work well or are unnecessary. Then there's the high price tag which...

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

A strong second attempt at a wearable, but the Gear Fit still has features we don't think belong on a smartwatch

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2

 

Samsung's smartwatch ditches Android but it's still deeply flawed

Improved, premium design ; Simple, intuative interface ; Comfortable

Expensive ; Unnecessary features with poor applications ; Pointless camera ; So-so battery life

Having your wrist constantly light up is an irritation, but the troubles run deeper. Unwanted waking of the screen while walking meant the sleeve of our jacket inadvertently activated the camera on more than one occasion. This constant waking is also...

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

Will Samsung's second plunge into the smartwatch sea bring it success? We strap in to find out

Solid metal build with customisable straps Bright, sharp colour display Excellent battery life On-board music playback Notifications handled well

Auto-screen on feature needs tweaking Hardly any apps Pricey for a smartwatch Only works with select Samsung devices

An improvement in every way, the Gear 2 is an impressive smartwatch that's sadly still shackled to Samsung's ecosystem

Expert review by:

Samsung Gear 2

 

Samsung commits to wearable tech with new versions of the Gear smartwatch, this time swapping Tizen OS for Android.

Via CNET.com

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT