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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380) from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (

Samsung Gear 2 review


This is the year of the smartwatch. This is the year when all of our wrist-mounted computer dreams are going to come true. Or at least that's what's expected based on the hype surrounding wearables. But for Samsung, it's actually year two of the...

Much improved design ; Great display ; Can change straps

Interface is still clunky ; Battery life isn’t great ; Only works with Samsung devices

Better, faster, smarter... but not enough

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Samsung Gear 2 Review


The Samsung Gear 2 has a sleeker design than its predecessor and a built-in heart-rate monitor, but it doesn't save you enough time for the price.

Good call quality; Durable, attractive design; Colorful display; Loud and clear voice calls; Convenient remote-control app

Screen doesn't stay lit; Expensive; Few apps; Difficult wrist strap; UI requires too many swipes

The Samsung Gear 2 has a sleeker design than its predecessor and a built-in heart-rate monitor, but it doesn't save you enough time for the price.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

Samsung Gear 2


The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch is a vast improvement over the original, but it's still too expensive and limited to appeal to most users.

Beautiful display. Doubles as an activity tracker. Heart-rate monitor. Works with standard watchbands

Pricey. Compatible with Samsung devices only. Lacks apps. Camera is mostly superfluous

This is more like it. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy Gear felt as if it were still in beta, the Gear 2, Samsung's second smartwatch, is a much improved, more fully realized concept. It takes all of the activity tracking features of the Samsung Gear Fit,...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

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.

May, 2014

Expert review by: James Trew (

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 po

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.

Apr, 2014

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Review: Samsung Gear 2 Is Mostly Better


Samsung's updated smartwatch vastly improves the hardware, but an update to its Gear Manager software utility was a complete failure.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (

Samsung Gear 2 review


Wearable devices are set to take center stage in the mobile market this year, and Samsung has a trio of smartwatches on offer: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. In this review, we take a look at the Samsung Gear 2.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Will Shanklin (

Review: Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch


Samsung's new fitness tracker, the Gear Fit, is easily the most eye-catching wearable the company has released. But it isn't the only one. Samsung also just launched a new pair of updates to the Galaxy Gear, dubbed the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Join...

The Gear 2 is available now, for $300, from a variety of online and brick & mortar retailers. Its sibling, the camera-less Gear 2 Neo, rings up for $200. And for more on Samsung's fitness-focused wearable, you can read our full .

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (

Samsung Gear 2 review: Limited support makes it really hard to recommend


Samsung cracked open the seal on premium smartwatches with the introduction of the Galaxy Gear. In typical Samsung fashion, the company tried cramming in everything but the kitchen sink, resulting in quite an expensive product that ironically lacked a...

The Samsung Gear 2 is available for a sum of Rs 21,550, which is about the same as the Galaxy Gear launch price. Compared to its predecessor, the Gear 2 offers much more value in terms of features and performance. It looks and feels better, has a...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Samsung Gear 2 review


There's a revolution in wearable tech and Samsung is in the thick of it, fighting for elbow room, along with just about every other tech manufacturer out there. Its second-generation wearable device, the Samsung Gear 2, is a new generation of...

Nice looking premium design, stacked full of features, customisable user interface, great display

Locked to Samsung devices, battery life isn't great, Gear 2 Neo undercuts price, might be obsolete due to Android Wear devices, sports features aren't executed as well as sports watches

The Samsung Gear 2 offers a whole range of functionality and it is impressive what Samsung has packed into this wearable device. As a watch we like the design, the slick navigation, and the display is bright, vibrant and responsive.

May, 2014