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Samsung Gear 2

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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 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

Reviews

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Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 16

78
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 9
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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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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

10
tanya33107
I have had my watch for less than a year. One night I am taking my watch off...read more
100
wc4r
Got mine for Christmas 2014. Pairs up with my Galaxy S5. Love the watch. The...read more
100
ChrisNgu
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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