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

Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700, SM-V7000)
alaScore 86

1207 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1207 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700, SM-V7000). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700, SM-V7000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700, SM-V7000) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

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Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700, SM-V7000) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

77% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

 

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.

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 solid effort from Samsung, but it needs time to grow and develop. The things it does, it does well, and it's certainly more feature-rich and involved than any other smartwatch we've used so far. But it's the shortcomings that cause...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

 

Samsung's Galaxy Gear is a nice-enough proof of the smartwatch concept, and excels as a wrist-mounted speakerphone. But its notification system is broken beyond text messages, and the screen is too slow to switch on when you raise it to your wrist.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a ‘nice-enough’ piece of hardware that’s comfortable to wear and delivers enough battery life to get you through the day. Its core apps look good, feel stable, and prove that getting notifications on your wrist is a feature...

Oct, 2013

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...

Much improved design ; Great display ; Can change straps

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

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: 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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear

 

Samsung's 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.

Once powered up, the watch face default is to show the time, day, date, current temperature and weather conditions. There are plenty of custom clocks in the Settings menu, and you can download additional ones from Samsung's App Store (more on this...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

 

The perfect companion for your life companion?

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Samsung's Galaxy Gear is not the smartwatch you've been dreaming of

 

The Samsung Galaxy Gear has an attractive design, but its smartwatch credentials don't hold up to close scrutiny.

The ; 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 (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 : Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

Samsung Galaxy Gear Review

 

Wearables are a hot buzzword right now, and that's putting it lightly. As the smartphone and tablet markets mature, device manufacturers are looking toward other markets to continue growth and drive shoppers towards their offerings. I've been coming to...

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

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Brown / Green / Grey / Orange / White / Yellow
Band material:Rubber
Housing color:Beige / Black / Gold / Gold, Pink / Grey / Silver / Silver, White / Stainless Steel / White
Housing colour:Beige / Black / Gold / Gold, Pink / Grey / Silver / Silver, White / Stainless Steel / White
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Shape:Square

Energy Management

Battery performance:315
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
USB charging: Yes

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,M4A / AAC,MP4
Built-in camera:Y
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display Diagonal:1.63
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Type:SAMOLED
Instant messaging (IM):Y
Languages support:English
Megapixel:1.9
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android 4.0,Android 4.1,Android 4.2 / N
Noise-canceling:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Pedometer, Stopwatch / Countdown timer, Notes, Pedometer, Stopwatch / Pedometer, Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Processor frequency:800
Sensor Type:BSI
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Speakerphone:Y
Touchscreen:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:N / No / Yes
USB version:2.0
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Power

Auto standby:Y
Battery Capacity:315
Battery Life:25
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (Bluetooth off):150

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, M4A / AAC, MP4
Band material:Rubber
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Display Diagonal:1.63
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Type:SAMOLED
Housing colour:Stainless Steel
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
Languages support:ENG
Megapixel:1.9
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2 / No
Noise-canceling: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Pedometer, Stopwatch / Countdown timer, Notes, Pedometer, Stopwatch / Pedometer, Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Pedometer, Stopwatch / Countdown timer, Notes, Pedometer, Stopwatch / Pedometer, Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Processor frequency:800
Scan technology:BSI
Sensor Type:BSI
Shape:Square
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.437 / 1.45 / 2.23
Thickness:0.437 / 1.45
Weight:2.6
Width:1.45 / 2.23 / 2.51