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Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung Galaxy Gear

from  $369.99+
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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.

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

Reviews

59
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 28

76
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 8
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Screen size
1.6322
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Other
Other
1.6322
Internal storage
Yes

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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).

Scores

Engadget

65
 

User Reviews

40
Engadget Reader
Bought the Gear watch when I purchased the Galaxy Note3. It worked for awhile....read more
100
Engadget Reader
We all know that the battery is not as good as we want it but after a few updates...read more
80
Engadget Reader
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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