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Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200)

Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200)
alaScore 94

2099 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2099 reviews of Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 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 Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200) 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.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy SM-R7200 Gear S2 Smartwatch - Dark GreySamsung Galaxy SM-R7200 Gear S2 Smartwatch - Dark Grey

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Gear S2 review

 

The Gear S3's release is imminent, but the S2 remains a beautiful piece of industrial design, and a decent smartwatch.

Even though the Gear S3’s release is imminent, the Gear S2 remains a beautiful piece of industrial design, and a smartwatch. Updates to the software have come steadily, patching the serious connectivity bugs we identified in our initial review and...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear S2 3G (T-Mobile, Dark Grey)

 

Not all of them, though. The Samsung Gear S2 3G is a smartwatch that has its own cell service. It can work without any phone at all. I wore the Gear S2 3G for a few weeks. And, now I've taken it off. It's an amazing little demonstration that a watch...

The 3G version of the Gear S2 has all the features and design of Samsung's Wi-Fi-only S2 smartwatch, but adds a speakerphone and built-in GPS along with full standalone phone and data service.

It's more expensive, requires a connected data plan to pair with, and runs out of battery life quickly on cellular. It's bulkier, too. Also, the Gear S2 3G doesn't have that many great apps, and it doesn't yet work with iPhones.

Samsung's cellular-enabled smartwatch adds some interesting features to the Gear S2, but it's just not easy or useful enough to justify the extra expense.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Gear S2 Review

 

When you can do so much with your smartphone, it's easy to assume that your smartwatch needs to be equally capable in order to make it worthwhile on your wrist. Problem is, all those talents can turn the wearable experience into a confusing morass of...

I’m quietly impressed by the Gear S2. Samsung has created something which actually feels like a watch on your wrist, not a clunky smartwatch, and its deep control over Tizen makes many of the regular interactions you have with it a pleasure. That often...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear S2 (dark gray)

 

Samsung's Gear S2 debuted last year at at the IFA show in late August. It's a safe bet that the Gear S3 unveiling could happen at the same show this year. In the meantime, earlier this year, Samsung introduced the Samsung Gear S2 3G -- a close copy of...

The Gear S2 has an eye-catching design, a clever rotating bezel that's actually useful, beautiful display, solid health tracking and slightly better battery life than other high-end smartwatches. Plus, it works with a variety of Android phones.

Fewer available apps or seamless connected services than Android Wear and Apple Watch; no speakerphone; S-Voice commands work, but not as well as they could; not compatible with iPhone.

Samsung's newest smartwatch reinvents itself with a whole new look and feel to create one of the best-designed wrist gadgets around -- but it still lacks the apps to set it above the competition.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear S2 review

 

So far, 2016 has been a quiet year for wearable tech. The best watches and fitness bands you can buy right now were, for the most part, released in 2015. You can count the number of new and notable wearable things that debuted in the first five months...

The Gear S2 has an eye-catching design, a clever rotating bezel that's actually useful, beautiful display, solid health tracking and slightly better battery life than other high-end smartwatches. Plus, it works with a variety of Android phones.

Fewer available apps or seamless connected services than Android Wear and Apple Watch; no speakerphone; S-Voice commands work, but not as well as they could; not compatible with iPhone.

Samsung's newest smartwatch reinvents itself with a whole new look and feel to create one of the best-designed wrist gadgets around -- but it still lacks the apps to set it above the competition.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Gear S2 review: Samsung's best smartwatch is still a work in progress

 

Samsung's latest smartwatch packs a thoughtful, elegant interface made possible by a rotating bezel, with respectable battery life and a great screen rounding out the feature list. Alas, the sort of end-to-end control over hardware and software that...

Spinning bezel interface is brilliant ; Solid battery life ; Sleek, minimal looks ; Works with non-Samsung phones

Limited app selection ; S Voice is hit-or-miss ; Vibrations feel a little weak

The company's API for scoring toxicity in online discussions already behaves like a racist hand dryer.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Samsung Gear S2 review

 

We figured out smartphones a long time ago. It's been nearly a decade since the iPhone hit the market, and now every one of the millions of smartphones sold each year is a variation of a...

Attractive design ; Great display ; Great interface

Proprietary strap mounts (on standard model) ; Limited third-party apps ; Voice controls are slow and limited

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear S2

 

The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has great software and a thoughtful design going for it, but a paltry app selection and finicky voice recognition hold it back.

Sleek design. Nice display. Useful rotating bezel. Intuitive user interface. Good battery life.

Weak app selection. Spotty voice recognition. Pricey.

Conclusions The Samsung Gear S2 should certainly sit alongside the Apple Watch and the Pebble family as one of the better smartwatch options on the market. It sports a sleek design, a user-friendly interface that blows the confusing Android Wear out of...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Gear S2 Review

 

Samsung is no stranger to making wearable gadgets. About two years ago, it brought us the Galaxy Gear, which was the company's first attempt at making a modern smartwatch. Then came the Gear 2, which filled many of the gaps its predecessor missed, all...

Modern, gender-neutral design ; Rotating bezel is both cool and convenient ; Good performance, responsive UI ; Decent battery life, even with always-on display enabled ; Can store music and play it over Bluetooth ; Optional 3G connectivity ; Compatible...

Screen becomes somewhat unresponsive when wet ; Proprietary wrist bands, standard 20mm ones are incompatible (does not apply to Gear S2 Classic) ; Selection of apps and watchfaces feels limited ; Voice commands fail to work on rare occasions

If the Gear S2 is any indication of where Samsung is headed with its Gear series, then we’d say that the lineup is on the right track. Finally, we have a Samsung smartwatch with the potential to appeal to a broad audience -- both men and women who...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Andy Walker (gearburn.com)

Samsung Gear S2 review: intuitive but imperfect

 

Andy finally gets around to reviewing the Samsung Gear S2 -- Samsung's latest swing at the smartwatch segment running Tizen.

Plays nice with Android and iOS ; Ingenious design enhanced by slick OS ; Fitness tracking is a great positive

Aesthetically bland in some guises ; Pricey for the average consumer ; App support (on watch and phone) is dismal

: As a piece of engineering, I appreciate what Samsung was trying to do with the Gear S2 range. The S2 Classic is undoubtedly the prettiest smartwatch around, while all models boast incredibly clever design features. But the Tizen app store is lacking,...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Black, Grey / White
Band material:Elastomer / Leather
Band size:S/L
Certification:IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Color of product:Black
Dustproof:Y
Housing color:Black / Black, Grey / Platinum / Silver / White
Housing colour:Black / Platinum / Silver / White
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Removable strap:Y
Shape:Round / Square
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass 3
Waterproof:Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:250
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Other Features

Color of product:Black

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Charging base:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:Y / Yes
Battery Capacity:250 / 300
Battery Life:24 / 48 / 96
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless charging:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA,AAC+,AMR,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,AWB,MP3,OGA,OGG,Vorbis,WAV,WMA,eAAC+ / 3GP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,M4A,MP3,MP4,OGG,Vorbis,WMA,eAAC+ / AAC, M4A, MP3, OGG
Barometer:Y / Yes
Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers: No
Display Diagonal:1.2
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Type:SAMOLED
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Housing colour:Black / White
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android, iOS / Tizen
Operating system installed:Tizen
Pixel density:302
Processor:Exynos 3250
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:Samsung
Processor model:Exynos 3250
Shape:Round
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:59.1

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:0.787
Depth:0.449 / 0.528 / 1.72 / 1.96
Thickness:0.449
Weight:1.06 / 1.48 / 1.66
Width:1.57 / 1.67 / 1.73