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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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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 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.

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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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User Reviews 9
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Specs

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

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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.

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

71
 

User Reviews

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jganno
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
RU55311
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
ironslave
A must buy for anyone holding out. If you are a developer/hacker then this is...read more
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