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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Galaxy Gear2 Smart Watch Charging Cradle dock case adapter Black Origial Genuine Part

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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
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Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

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: (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear 2 ( Silver/Black)

 

Last year's Samsung Galaxy Gear tried and failed to be a killer smartwatch, but Samsung has returned with three new contenders. The $199 Gear Fit is an attempt at simplicity: a clear hybrid of fitness band and smartwatch, but lacking in fitness...

The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch delivers an improved design, better notifications, a heart rate monitor, and basic fitness tracking offer a lot of extras. It's water-resistant, too.

Limited number of apps; poor S-Health fitness app syncing; can only be paired to Samsung phones; camera is an unnecessary extra for the $100 it costs over the Gear 2 Neo.

Samsung has made strides with the Gear 2, but this smartwatch is on its own island with few apps and Samsung-only device compatibility. At this point, you're better off waiting for Android Wear.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

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 (engadget.com)

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

Expert review by: (crn.com)

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 (androidauthority.com)

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 (gizmag.com)

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: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

A cool watch - but it's already been outshone

Swappable bands ; Longer battery

Neo is a better buy ; Expensive

The Gear 2 is a much improved device - but the Gear 2 Neo offers little less and is a lot cheaper

Feb, 2015