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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

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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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Key Specs

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

General

Type
PDA
Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (1.9 megapixels) (Records video)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (4 GB)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
800 MHz
RAM
512 MB

Other features

Screen size
1.63 inches
Screen resolution
320x320
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes