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Samsung Gear Live (SM-R382)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Samsung Gear Live (SM-R382). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the comfort and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the software and reliability. There are some less positive opinions about the price and touch screen.

size, usability, performance, design, comfort

battery, portability, touch screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Gear Live (SM-R382) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Nick Mokey (

Samsung Gear Live review


Despite sporting the best hardware of any smartwatch so far, Samsung's Gear still suffers from the rough edges of Android Wear, and lacks real-life utility.

I intentionally took my time with the Samsung Gear Live review because I wanted to see how it could integrate into my life, rather than just evaluating it on what it could and couldn’t do out of the box.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Molen (

Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the right direction


When I was a tiny tot, I watched Knight Rider and pretended I was Michael Knight, talking to KITT on my watch. Yet now that there are real-life watches t

Good Android Wear performance ; Swappable wrist straps ; Water-resistant ; Better display than competition ; More comfortable than G Watch

Horrible battery life ; Compatible with only newer Android devices ; Charging cradle is a mess ; Harder to read in sunlight

If you have to get an Android Wear device right now, the Samsung Gear Live is your best option. It's sleek, looks decent and performs well, but you'll want to get a new wristband for it right away. Unfortunately, you'll also need to charge it every night.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (

Jon Phillips


The right price ; More interesting industrial design than the G Watch ; Better display specs than G Watch

Almost illegible display in sunlight ; Annoying strap and charging adapter ; Poor battery life

The Gear Live is the best hardware expression of the world's best smartwatch OS. But Samsung's reign will be short unless it innovates in key areas.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Mat Honan (

Review: Samsung Gear Live


For years now, smart watches like Samsung's Gear Live have been "coming soon." Well, here they are. And it's worth thinking about what they do,...

An efficient way to deal with notifications. Raises voice commands to a new high—especially sending text messages or asking Google Now for something. Not unpretty. I expect app-makers to figure out some cool new interactions down the road

Terrible battery life. Crummy charger. It listens well, but it can’t play audio. Nor can it take a picture or run a video chat. Screen is too dim for sunny days. Blips on and off awkwardly in the dark if you forget to mute it

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Alex Colon (

Samsung Gear Live


The Samsung Gear Live puts Google Now on your wrist with Android Wear, but we're still waiting for the first must-have smartwatch.

Nifty Google Now functionality. Heart-rate monitor. Works with standard watchbands.

Short battery life. Few apps available. Bulky. Android Wear lacks a Back button. Not a particularly comfortable fit.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Samsung Gear Live review


I wake up. My watch is buzzing. It's my alarm. I also see it's going to be nice outside today. An email I was expecting last night came through, too. I'm ready to get ready to go, but I also just noticed that my watch battery icon's red, almost empty....

The Gear Live has a clean metal body, more features for the price than the LG watch, works with many Android phones (4.3 or later), has impressive Google Voice recognition, and could have an interesting variety of apps sooner than later.

Terrible battery life; a display that doesn't work in bright sunlight; a strange card-based notification system that doesn't always pop up with the info you want; annoying snap-on charger that's not easy to attach.

Samsung's new smartwatch feels like its other Gears, but injected with Google's new Android Wear software. The makeover means better Google phone connectedness, but it's not a killer smartwatch.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : David Pierce (

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live review: the first Google watches


I've been looking at my phone a lot less recently. Normally, no buzz in my pocket can go un-checked, no news alert or Snapchat unseen. But thanks to these watches I've been wearing, my phone spends...

A few useful extra features ; Swappable bands ; It tells the time

Weak battery life ; Screen is impossible to see outside ; Chunky design

It's smart enough, but not watch enough

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Eliane Fiolet (

Samsung Gear Live Review


The Samsung Gear Live made its debut at Google I/O last week alongside the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 (which is not available yet). All smartwatches run Google's operating system for wearables Android Wear and will pair with any mobile device...

Wearable Tech.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Samsung Gear Live Review: Goodbye Tizen, hello Android Wear


Samsung isn't short on smartwatches right now, but it couldn't resist adding another to the roster with Android Wear , Google's play for the wearable space. Launching alongside LG's G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live borrows heavily from the Tizen-powered...

Priced at $199, for the moment the Gear Live is the cheapest rung on the Android Wear ownership ladder. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily cheap for a smartwatch, of course: you can get a Pebble for $150, though that’s the regular plastic version, not...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Samsung Gear Live


Samsung Gear Live smartwatch : Samsung unveiled the Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The Samsung Gear Live is a new Android wearable that gives you useful information when you need it most. The Samsung Gear Live offers a powerful mobile experience,...

Finally, the sleek Samsung Gear Live watch allows users to better manage their health and fitness with a built-in heart rate monitor that works seamlessly with multiple fitness apps. The Gear Live can be paired with any Android device running Android...

Jul, 2014

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