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Samsung Galaxy Gear

from  $369.99+
65
Engadget
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
65

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget 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.

Pros
  • Smooth and responsive
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • New ecosystem and limited compatibility
  • No touchless controls
  • S Voice is hit and miss
  • Notifications are a mess
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Scores

Engadget

65
 

User Reviews

70
Kempsterx5
This is a great watch but I wish it could do a little more and for the price...read more
100
Satusk
I have been love with the device ever since i have owned it. Looks great feels...read more
90
Fizzgadget
I have had the Gear for about two months now, having waited until the prices...read more
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59
Average Critic Score

Display

74
 

Features

61
 

Storage capacity

70
 

Design and form factor

71
 

Durability

69
 

Ease of use

63
 

Portability (size / weight)

67
 

Battery life

61
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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80
 

User

90
 
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74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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