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Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000)

Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000)
alaScore 76

839 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 839 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM-V700 1.63 inch Galaxy Gear Smartphone Device/Accessory - White/BeigeSamsung Galaxy Gear SM-V700 Smart Watch Jet Black | Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart watchSamsung Charging Pod for Galaxy Gear 2 - Jet Black

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.com.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Eliane Fiolet (ubergizmo.com)

Galaxy Gear Review: Hands-On

 

The long awaited “smart watch” a.k.a. Samsung Galaxy Gear was finally unveiled today. I have to admit that I was impressed by the quality of the industrial design and the friendly user experience, although I am not sure if I […]

The Samsung Galaxy Gear delivers a great user experience packaged in a stylish wearable device that may change the way people use their smartphone. Although I am very enthusiastic about this new and beautiful piece of technology, I am not sure that I...

Sep, 2013
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Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

 

When we speak of smartwatches, what do you think of first? If you're the nostalgic type, your mind might drift back to Dick Tracy, or to those times when

Smooth and responsive ; Comfortable

New ecosystem and limited compatibility ; No touchless controls ; S Voice is hit and miss ; Notifications are a mess

The Galaxy Gear is a fine smartwatch, but it's just like any other first-generation Samsung device: it's a good concept, but it needs more TLC, device compatibility and third-party support.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear

 

The Samsung Galaxy Gear advances the smartwatch concept, but it's too expensive, limited, and difficult to use in its current form.

Vibrant, colorful AMOLED display. Makes calls (via your smartphone). Snaps usable photos and (short) video clips

Expensive. Short battery life. Baffling UI. No email send support. Camcorder is limited to 15-second videos. Currently only works with the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1. Lacks killer apps. Bulky style isn't for everyone

Is the age of the smartwatch dawning? Not quite yet, at least if the Samsung Galaxy Gear ($299.99 direct) is any indication. Like other smartwatches currently on the market, it isn't a standalone product—it's a companion device for your Samsung Galaxy...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

 

If you've ever seen a cycling race, you'll know that leading from the front isn't always a great idea. The front runner has to cut a path through the wind and expend much more energy than the savvy followers behind him. The same is true for tech...

Phone calls on your wrist ; Surprisingly good camera ; Built to last

Uninformative notifications ; Apps are either buggy or substandard ; Insipid, cumbersome design ; Has the battery life of a phone, not a watch ; Extravagantly overpriced

The perfect companion for your life companion?

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear Review

 

In the Samsung Galaxy Gear , the company has created a device custom-fitted for the Galaxy Note 3 . While it may seem that this device is the first in a long line of smartwatches made for the greater world of Android, it would appear here that Samsung...

As it stands, the Samsung Galaxy Gear is an interesting device - a rather unique device at that, and a high-quality addition to the Galaxy collection of Samsung smartphones, cameras, and future line of wearable devices. Samsung proves here in the...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Gear delivers notifications, a camera and voice calls to your wrist, but the high price and limited smartphone compatibility are turnoffs.

Good call quality; Helpful notifications; Handy Smart Relay feature; Good battery life; Attractive color options; Strong Bluetooth connectivity

Expensive; Screen not lit all the time; Works only with Galaxy Note 3 (for now); S Voice integration could be better; Gmail and Google+ notifications too vague; No official Facebook or Twitter apps

The Samsung Galaxy Gear delivers notifications, a camera and voice calls to your wrist, but the high price and limited smartphone compatibility are turnoffs.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

 

The Gear has no SIM card or data connection of its own. Instead, it links to your phone over Bluetooth, acting more as an external display so you don't have to fish your phone out every time it rings.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is attractive, comfortable, and makes it easy to see incoming calls

A lack of e-mail and social network support, limited compatibility with other devices, the external charging case, and hit-and-miss voice control seriously limit its usefulness.

Samsung's take on the smartwatch has some potential, and it does get some things right, but its inability to perform truly "smart" functions means it falls far short of expectations.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear review: Samsung's smartwatch is style over substance

 

Your phone is way too big and unwieldy -- what you need is a smaller second screen to let you know what's going on with ease. At least, that's what Samsung reckons. Its new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch lets you take calls, send texts, and perform various...

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is attractive, comfortable, and makes it easy to see incoming calls

A lack of e-mail and social network support, limited compatibility with other devices, the external charging case, and hit-and-miss voice control seriously limit its usefulness.

Samsung's take on the smartwatch has some potential, and it does get some things right, but its inability to perform truly "smart" functions means it falls far short of expectations.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

The Galaxy Gear Preview: Samsung's First Wearable

 

As the smartphone and tablet markets shift from high growth to the early stages of maturity, forward looking companies are looking at other adjacent markets for continued growth. Wearable computing is one of those markets. The fit makes a lot of sense....

The Galaxy Gear will ship in October for $299. It's a pricey device most definitely in its infancy, but one thing all companies learned from living through the most recent mobile revolution is that it's very painful to be late to a new market. Just as...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear

 

The Galaxy Gear is an impressive push in mobile technology, but the execution -- both on the hardware and software side -- isn't enough to justify the $300 price tag.