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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)
alaScore 85

524 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 524 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM-R381 Gear 2 Neo - GreySamsung SM-R381 Gear 2 Neo - Grey

Oct, 2016

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...

Much improved design ; Great display ; Can change straps

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

Samsung has turned the smartwatch into a commodity

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: (

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: ZDNet (

Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Fit review: Improved wearable tech with sleek designs


Summary: Samsung greatly improved upon their Galaxy Gear with these two new wearable products. However, sleek designs and solid functionality still doesn't mean overwhelming popularity for this evolving area of the mobile world.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Samsung Gear 2 review


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.

The Gear 2 is a definite improvement over the company’s first smartwatch, but many of the problems with the original still persist, like a screen that’s too-slow to switch on with a wrist flick, and features (like the camera) that feel more like...

May, 2014

Expert review by: (

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


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.

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

Very few apps ; Some software features feel superficial

The good news is that Samsung has addressed some of the major issues that plagued the original Galaxy Gear -- namely, the short battery life. But, the company also deserves credit for squeezing more hardware into a smaller space, and generally...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Chris P. (

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (

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: (

Samsung Gear 2


The wearable space is exploding.  But that goes with out saying.  In fact, Gadget Review and Techzulu just wrapped our first wearable event.  We had an assortment of exhibitors on hand, including Melon, Muse, and others.  Unfortunately, Samsung...

Slick design, light weight, accurate screen despite fat finger syndrome

Only works with TouchWiz Samsung phones, uninspired UI

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black / Brown

Energy Management

Battery Life:144

Technical Details

Band colour:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:0.394