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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380)
alaScore 85

534 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 534 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (SM-R380) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

A cool watch - but it's already been outshone

Swappable bands ; Longer battery

Neo is a better buy ; Expensive

The Gear 2 is a much improved device - but the Gear 2 Neo offers little less and is a lot cheaper

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

There's a revolution in wearable tech and Samsung is in the thick of it, fighting for elbow room, along with just about every other tech manufacturer out there. Its second-generation wearable device, the Samsung Gear 2, is a new generation of...

Nice looking premium design, stacked full of features, customisable user interface, great display

Locked to Samsung devices, battery life isn't great, Gear 2 Neo undercuts price, might be obsolete due to Android Wear devices, sports features aren't executed as well as sports watches

The Samsung Gear 2 offers a whole range of functionality and it is impressive what Samsung has packed into this wearable device. As a watch we like the design, the slick navigation, and the display is bright, vibrant and responsive.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

Can the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch improve on its predecessor?

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Gear 2 review - Pocket-lint

 

The Galaxy in the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch name is gone, as Samsung's Gear 2 ditches Android for Tizen OS. This means a new fast, simple and now

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Gear 2 video review: Tizen smartwatch offers style and substance at a price

 

Samsung wants you to buy one of its devices and as such the Gear 2 smartwatch is only compatible with 17 Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The firm isn't doing itself any favours here so we're not off to the best of starts.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

Wearable devices are booming, with more smartwatches and fitness trackers launching all the time. Along with the Galaxy S5 smartphone, Samsung has launched a trio of wearable gadgets consisting of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

The Samsung Gear 2 is a stylish smartwatch packed with features but has limited appeal due to small list of compatible devices. It's still too bulky and many of those features don't work well or are unnecessary. Then there's the high price tag which...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Gear 2

 

A strong second attempt at a wearable, but the Gear Fit still has features we don't think belong on a smartwatch

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear 2

 

Samsung's smartwatch ditches Android but it's still deeply flawed

Improved, premium design, Simple, intuative interface, Comfortable

Expensive, Unnecessary features with poor applications, Pointless camera, So-so battery life

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear 2 review

 

Will Samsung's second plunge into the smartwatch sea bring it success? We strap in to find out

Solid metal build with customisable straps ; Bright, sharp colour display ; Excellent battery life ; On-board music playback ; Notifications handled well

Auto-screen on feature needs tweaking ; Hardly any apps ; Pricey for a smartwatch ; Only works with select Samsung devices

An improvement in every way, the Gear 2 is an impressive smartwatch that's sadly still shackled to Samsung's ecosystem

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch collection

 

Samsung elevates the Gear design with new materials : Continuing its leadership in the wearables category, Samsung Electronics recently announced two new elegant editions of the Gear S2 classic, one encased in 18K Rose Gold and another in Platinum,...

“In 2015, we set a new standard with the Gear S2 in smart wearable category. We broke barriers to introduce one of Samsung’s most progressive wearable devices to date,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Brown / Orange
Colour of product:Black
Control type:Touch
Device Type:Wristband
Dust resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Housing colour:Gold / Metallic / Silver
Shape:Square
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Display

Display diagonal:4.14
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Type:AMOLED
Touchscreen: Yes

Other features

Colour of product:Black
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Activity monitoring:Active minutes, Steps taken
Alarm Clock: Yes
Brand compatibility:Samsung
Compatible products:Samsung Galaxy S5 / Galaxy Note 3 / Galaxy Note 3 Neo / Galaxy Note II / Galaxy S4 / Galaxy S III / Galaxy S4 zoom / Galaxy S4 Active / Galaxy S4 mini / Galaxy Mega 6.3 /Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) / Galaxy Note PRO
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate monitor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
USB port:N / No / Yes
USB version:2.0
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Power

Auto standby: Yes
Battery Capacity:300
Battery Life:6
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, M4A, MP3, OGG / AAC, M4A, OGG
Band colour:Black / Brown / Orange
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Display diagonal:4.14
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
FM radio: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Housing colour:Gold / Metallic / Silver
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Megapixel:2
Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Notes / Calendar, Notes
Processor frequency:1000
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Shape:Square
Touchscreen: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1 / 5.84
Height :1
Thickness:1 / 5.84
Weight:68
Width:3.69