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

Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700, SM-V7000)
alaScore 87

1188 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1188 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : 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

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