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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 809 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and reliability. The size and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the apps and features.

usability, design, size, reliability, portability

price, battery, features, apps

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000)


alaTest has collected and analysed 41 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-700, SM-V700, SM-V7000) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

usability, camera, portability, design, screen

value for money, sound, features, responsiveness

83% of the reviews on 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 Charging Pod for Galaxy Gear 2 - Jet BlackSamsung Galaxy Gear V700 Smartwatch (6,4 cm (2,5 Zoll) OLED-Display, 1,5GHz, Dual-Core, 1GB RAM, Android 4.3) black

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Galaxy Gear: The smartwatch designed for Samsung loyalists


If smartphone makers dipped their toes in the smartwatch pool last year, we can expect them to do the cannonball in 2014. Out of the all the smartwatches launched so far, the Galaxy Gear is by far the most interesting, not to mention packed to the...

Samsung has priced the Galaxy Gear at Rs 22,900 and whichever way you cut it, that’s a lot of money for a smartphone accessory. It only gets worse as the Gear is sadly, only compatible with a handful of high-end Samsung phones. The trouble is, even if...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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?

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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...

You’ll find the Samsung Galaxy Gear ringing in at around $300 off-contract through several retail sources and mobile carriers starting this month. While that may seem strange given the price of the Galaxy Note 3 at $300 itself, remember that this price...

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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...

At launch the Gear only works with the Note 3, although Samsung is working on making Galaxy Gear compatible with other Samsung devices, though they’ll require an OTA update.

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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.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch


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.

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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...