Samsung Gear 2

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

Samsung Gear 2 review: much improved, but that doesn't mean you should buy it

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
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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6.7
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

7.0
 

Storage capacity

8.0
 

Battery life

6.8
 

Durability

8.0
 

Display

8.2
 

Design and form factor

8.0
 

Features

6.8
 

Portability (size / weight)

7.3
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

87
 

User

80
 

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82

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Critic

82
 

User

67
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

73
 

User

80
 
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How It Stacks Up

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87
 

User

80
 

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73
 

User

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