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71
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

The Gear 2 is generally a solid improvement over the original, with a nicer design and longer battery life. Even so, it doesn't perform well enough to fully justify the $300 asking price.

Pros
  • Longer battery life
  • New heart rate monitor and IR blaster
  • Improved design
Cons
  • Very few apps
  • Some software features feel superficial
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Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

100
Joshua Gannon
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
Russell Smith
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
James Long
A must buy for anyone holding out. If you are a developer/hacker then this is...read more
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68
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

80
 

Features

68
 

Portability (size / weight)

73
 

Ease of use

70
 

Storage capacity

80
 

Battery life

68
 

Durability

80
 

Display

82
 

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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82

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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