Samsung Gear Live

73
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

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

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Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the right direction

If you have to get an Android Wear device right now, the Samsung Gear Live is your best option. It's sleek, looks decent and performs well, but you'll want to get a new wristband for it right away. Unfortunately, you'll also need to charge it every night.

Pros
  • Good Android Wear performance
  • Swappable wrist straps
  • Water-resistant
  • Better display than competition
  • More comfortable than G Watch
Cons
  • Horrible battery life
  • Compatible with only newer Android devices
  • Charging cradle is a mess
  • Harder to read in sunlight
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Features

70
 

Ease of use

80
 

Durability

80
 

Battery life

53
 

Portability (size / weight)

65
 

Display

64
 

Design and form factor

72
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

87
 

User

80
 

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82

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82
 

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67
 
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74
 

Critic

73
 

User

80
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

87
 

User

80
 

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74
 

Critic

73
 

User

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