Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 / SM-R380 / SM-R3800
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Samsung Gear 2 Smart Watch
19 November 2014
Excerpt: The Samsung Gear 2 is their second take of making a connected wearable device for its line of Galaxy Smart Phones. In their first version, the Android based Galaxy Gear stood out from the crowd with an integrated camera and a built-in speakerphone on the strap.
Summary: With the Gear 2, Samsung has improved on its original Gear smartwatch, refining the design and switching over the OS to improve its battery - but it still feels unconvincing, unnecessary and flawed.
Excerpt: Samsung Malaysia recently dropped off the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch for us to check out and we started it out with an unboxing video which you can see below. As it is, the Gear 2 remains one of the most feature filled smartwatches currently in the market, complete with a heart rate sensor,...
Summary: Wearables in general--and smartwatches in particular--are among the hottest tech trends of today. Despite a great deal of hullabaloo over these devices, though, many aren’t quite finding them as compelling as you might think.
Excerpt: This is the year of the smartwatch. This is the year when all of our wrist-mounted computer dreams are going to come true. Or at least that’s what’s expected based on the hype surrounding wearables.
Pros: Much improved design, Great display, Can change straps
Cons: Interface is still clunky, Battery life isn’t great, Only works with Samsung devices
Summary: The Gear 2 offers a smorgasbord of features, including a camera, the ability to make calls, a heart-rate monitor, apps and a remote control. While all of these features are useful, the main purpose of any smartwatch is to provide key information at a glance so you don't have to whip out your phone.
Samsung Gear 2 Review: There Has To Be A Better Way
14 May 2014
Summary: I think the simplest way to put it is this: Samsung looks at its smartwatches as a mission to downsize the smartphone experience and put it on your wrist - it literally advertised the first Gear as a wrist phone. But that's exactly what a smartwatch should not be.
Summary: Samsung has made strides with the Gear 2, but this smartwatch is on its own island with few apps and Samsung-only device compatibility. At this point, you're better off waiting for Android Wear.
Pros: The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch delivers an improved design, better notifications, a heart rate monitor, and basic fitness tracking offer a lot of extras. It's water-resistant, too.
Cons: Limited number of apps; poor S-Health fitness app syncing; can only be paired to Samsung phones; camera is an unnecessary extra for the $100 it costs over the Gear 2 Neo.