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Samsung Gear Sport

Samsung Gear Sport
alaScore 98

30 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Samsung Gear Sport. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 Sport is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Gear Sport review: A versatile fitness-first smartwatch


The Gear Sport is a jack of many trades and master of few. Samsung stuffed the smartwatch with an ambitious array of features -- from fitness, calorie and sleep-tracking to smart home control, contactless payments, music playback and more. Some of...

Attractive case ; Useful rotating bezel ; Bright, colorful screen ; Four-day battery

Unreliable sleep tracking ; New calorie tracking feature doesn’t feel complete

Cherlynn is reviews editor of Engadget. She led a mostly unexciting life in Singapore, her home country, until she came to New York in 2012. Since then, she's earned her master's in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism...

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (

Samsung Gear Sport review


The excellent Samsung Gear Sport is feature-rich, slim, stylish, and comfortable.

Bright, colorful screen ; Good battery life ; Slim and comfortable ; Solid performance ; Great software experience with rotating bezel

Lack of third-party apps ; Music transfer is tricky without Spotify

The Samsung Gear Sport is great for people who want a feature-rich smartwatch that’s slim, lightweight, and comfortable.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Song (

Samsung Gear Sport


The Samsung Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch with a fitness focus that gives Android Wear a run for its money.

Slim, swim-friendly design. Works with standard watch bands. Good battery life. Solid third-party app selection. Can play offline Spotify playlists.

Requires multiple phone apps. Mixed fitness tracking performance in testing.

Bottom Line: The Samsung Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch with a fitness focus that gives Android Wear a run for its money.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Samsung Gear Sport Review


The smartwatch never had it easy. On the one hand, offer too small a list of skills and people question your value; on the other, do too much and the resulting complexity can overwhelm the wrist. Perhaps the Samsung Gear Sport, therefore, signposts the...

Solid set of fitness-related features ; Samsung Pay is convenient ; Circular touchscreen and scroll wheel easy to use ; Standard 20mm straps

Underwhelming design ; No Samsung Pay MST ; GPS is a battery hog

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (

Samsung Gear Sport review: running in circles


Samsung's latest smartwatch is good at the basics, but lacks excitement

Watch-like design ; Vibrant display ; Fun interface

Bulky dimensions ; Few third-party app options ; S Voice is useless

But all of those things also apply to the two-year-old Gear S2, which makes the Gear Sport far less impressive at the end of 2017. Perhaps smartwatches have matured enough that we shouldn’t expect massive leaps every year (this can certainly be said...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Nick T. (

Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch Review


The Samsung Gear Sport is the latest member in the Gear series, and we spent a couple of weeks in its company to find out whether it is worth the $300 asking price. Let's dive in.

Bright and beautiful display ; Comfortable to wear ; Fast and responsive interface ; Good battery life ; Spotify with offline music support could be useful

Not great for tracking actual sports ; Vibration feedback could be better ; Strap showing signs of wear only after 2 weeks of use

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (

Samsung Gear Sport Review: A Fashionable Fitness Smartwatch


Fitness-minded Android smartphone owners will find a lot to like in the $299 Samsung Gear Sport. Not only is it an attractive watch, but it does a good job of tracking your workouts. And when you're not working up a sweat, you can use the Gear Sport to...

Attractive, durable design ; Good fitness-tracking features ; Fun assortment of watch faces ; Waterproof

Limited features when connected to iPhone ; Few apps compared to watchOS

Samsung's latest smartwatch takes a fitness-first approach, but it's just as functional out of the gym.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Pierre Vitré (

Samsung Gear Sport review: the best new Android smartwatch


As always, Samsung took advantage of IFA to make some announcements, especially in terms of wearables this time. In addition to the new Gear IconX headphones and the Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker, the South Korean manufacturer also announced a new Gear...

If you were a fan of the previous generations, this new Gear Sport should easily convince you of its merits. The watch takes on the strengths of the watch that preceded it, the Gear S3, while returning to the design of the Gear S2. Add to this the new...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Basil Kronfli (

Samsung Gear Sport review


Offline Spotify and a watch for swimming

Offline Spotify support ; Great design

Limited upgrade ; Some strange straps

Samsung's Gear Sport does seem like a limited upgrade, but new features including support for Spotify offline and swim tracking means this could be a great new watch for very particular sport lovers.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Edward Munn (

Samsung Gear Sport review: Not quite the multisport wearable we'd hoped for


The Gear Sport is Samsung's first fully waterproof smartwatch, but it falls short of being a proper multisport watch

Excellent display ; Offline Spotify playback ; Swimproof

Not many third-party apps ; No support for external heart rate sensors ; Expensive

My advice would therefore be to buy the Gear Fit2 Pro if you want a brilliant Samsung fitness tracker that does it all. If you’re not fussed about swimming with your smartwatch and want something that looks more sophisticated then go for the older but...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Band color:Black / Blue
Brand color:Blue
Housing color:Black / Blue
Splash proof:Y
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass 3

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y


ANT+ enabled:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Charging base:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:4.2
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


Auto standby:Y
Battery Capacity:300
Battery Life:6 / 96
Wireless charging:Y


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Flash memory:4
RAM capacity:750 / 768

Technical Details

Ambient light sensor:Y
Audio formats supported:3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,M4A,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Caller ID:Y
Display Diagonal:1.2
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
FM radio:N
Heart rate monitor:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Languages support:English / Multi
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, Android 6.0, Android 7.1, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3 / Tizen
Operating system installed:Tizen
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Pedometer, Recorder
Pixel density:302
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:Samsung
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:0.787
Weight:1.76 / 2.36