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Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch
alaScore 99

88 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Watch. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 Watch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Safe but satisfying


Despite the change in branding, Samsung's latest smartwatch doesn't stray too far from the company's existing Gear formula. Great screen? Check. A rotating bezel to navigate through menus and Tizen apps? You bet. Workout tracking? You get where we're...

Handsome water-resistant design Great battery life Excellent OLED screen Mostly accurate sleep tracking

Bixby is a lousy assistant ; Workout tracking can be finicky ; S Health companion app needs work

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on review


Four to six day battery life ; Good design ; Comfortable to wear ; Good performance ; Beautiful screen

42mm model has much smaller battery

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: A worthy Apple Watch alternative


While Samsung's Galaxy Watch may not be a huge leap over its Gear predecessors, it's a great-looking smartwatch with enhanced features and a better user experience.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch has an arguably superior design to Apple's Watch Series 4. Battery life is good, it's fully waterproof and you can get hundreds of watch faces for it. Samsung has improved its software and enhanced its fitness tracking. Spotify...

The Bixby voice-assistant could be better. Samsung has quashed some bugs but not all. To achieve Samsung's battery life numbers, you have to institute battery-saving measures.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a great looking smartwatch that beats the Apple Watch on battery life and its wide variety of custom watch faces.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Victoria Song, Ajay Kumar (

Samsung Galaxy Watch


The attractive Samsung Galaxy Watch has better battery life and is easier to use than most smartwatches, but its fitness tracking features aren't up to par.

Lasts up to five days on a single charge. Crisp AMOLED screen. Rotating bezel. Accurate heart rate monitor. Resistant to dust and water.

Expensive. 46mm version is chunky. Fitness tracking accuracy not up to par in testing.

Bottom Line: The attractive Samsung Galaxy Watch has better battery life and is easier to use than most smartwatches, but its fitness tracking features aren't up to par.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: iteration over innovation


The Galaxy Watch is a great smartwatch, but are wearables worth it?

Crisp, vibrant OLED display ; Battery lasts at least two days ; Activity tracking is kind of useful

BIxby / S Voice is terrible ; Not comfortable to wear to sleep

Correction: Post was updated to reflect correct pricing for 46mm BT model.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Just Right


The Samsung Galaxy Watch follows the tradition of the Galaxy Gear S smartwatch line with a new brand and a new outlook on life. The Galaxy Watch uses the newest version of Tizen to deliver a wrist-bound smart wearable device experience that's both...

Comfortable fit with standard strap ; Buttons and dial are easy (and fun) to use ; Classic yet current look and feel ; Automatic activity tracking is simple and helpful ; Tizen is smooth and ready for prime-time

Doesn't come in all-black ; Needs 4 apps to connect to non-Samsung Android ; Limited functionality with iPhone ; No MST for Samsung Pay (uses NFC instead)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Todorov (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review


This review is based on our experience with the 42mm and 46mm, non-LTE Samsung Galaxy Watch models.

Beautiful display ; Tizen is fast and responsive ; Great battery life, especially on the 46mm model ; Convenient rotating bezel for navigation ; 5ATM water resistance ; Spotify integration with offline music storage

4GB of storage is a bit tight ; Not accurate with certain exercises ; Relatively thick and chunky ; Bixby leaves room for improvement

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Get It for the Battery Life


For its battery life alone, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is the best smartwatch for Android users. Being able to go four days without a recharge is reason enough to pick up this device. We also really like the Tizen interface, which is intuitive and easy...

Stylish design ; Long battery life ; Good fitness features ; Built-in music storage

Few apps for Tizen ; Bixby far less capable than Google Assistant

With four days of battery life, an attractive design, great fitness features — and did we mention the battery life? — the Samsung Galaxy Watch is a step forward for smartwatches.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : David Wise Austin Palmer (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review


Earning one of the best scores out of the entire group, the Galaxy Watch by Samsung easily earned an Editors' Choice Award for its overall outstanding...

Overall, the should be the first smartwatch you should consider if you have a Samsung phone. It is intuitive and easy to use, with a thoroughly impressive suite of health and fitness tracking skills and a fantastic display. While it might look a little...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Hands-On: Fashion Meets Fitness


Samsung's newest smartwatch is fast and stylish, but can it compete with the Apple Watch?

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications


Band color:Black / Black,Silver / Gold / Pink / Pink gold
Band size:L
Color name:Midnight Black
Housing color:Black / Black,Silver / Gold / Rose Gold / Silver
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Removable strap:Y
Watch glass type:Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
Waterproof up to:1574.8


Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display Diagonal:1.2 / 1.3
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
FM radio:N
Heart rate monitor:Y
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 5.0,Android 5.1,Android 6.0,Android 7.1,Android 7.1.2,iOS 10.0,iOS 11.0,iOS 9.0,iOS 9.1,iOS 9.2,iOS 9.3 / Android, iOS / Android,iOS / Android,Tizen / Tizen
Operating system installed:Tizen / Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0
Personal goals:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1150
Processor Manufacturer:Exynos / Samsung
Processor model:Exynos 9110
Touchscreen:N / Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y


4G standard:LTE
ANT+ enabled:N / Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Packaging Content

Charging base:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Headphone connectivity:XLR-5
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB port:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


Auto standby:Y
Battery Capacity:270 / 472
Battery Life:168 / 45 / 80
Battery life (GPS mode):14
Battery life (max):120
Continuous audio playback time:16 / 9
Rechargeable battery:Y
Standby Time:120 / 168
Wireless charging:Y


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Flash memory:4 / 4000
RAM capacity:0.75 / 1500 / 750 / 768

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:0.787
Depth:1.79 / 1.8 / 1.93
Thickness:0.496 / 0.5 / 0.508 / 0.512
Weight:1.73 / 2.19 / 2.22 / 2.89
Width:1.65 / 1.81