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Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200)

Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200)
alaScore 95

2082 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2082 reviews of Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy SM-R7200 Gear S2 Smartwatch - Dark GreySamsung Galaxy SM-R7200 Gear S2 Smartwatch - Dark Grey

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Spencer Hart (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear S2 review

 

A real rival to Apple Watch and Android Wear

Smart round design ; Innovative rotating bezel ; Tizen OS is polished ; Works with many Android phones

Slow voice control ; Too few high quality apps ; Lacks customisation options

This is by far Samsung's best smartwatch yet, from its smarter, round design to the clever rotating bezel. However, the Gear S2 still looks and feels more like a tech lover's device, and lacks a developer community.

May, 2017

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

Samsung Gear S2 review: The Tizen gamble

 

You may know Samsung as the lead manufacturer for Android, with its smartphone sales decimating those of the official Nexus series. However, it also has a habit of going off on a tangent, in the occasional bid for world domination. The Samsung Gear S2...

Well implemented bezel control, good build quality, always-on screen option

Expensive, poor third-party app support, Huawei Watch aces design

The Samsung Gear S2 makes a pretty good first impression. It looks much less embarrassing than the Gear S and the rotary dial on the front feels good and is properly integrated into the software.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

Hands on Samsung Gear S2 review: a radical rival to the Apple Watch

 

It's round, sleek and wants onto your wrist

'Hands on reviews' are a journalist's first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it.It may be just a few moments, or a few hours. The important thing is we have been able to play with it ourselves and can give you some sense...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Gear S2 review: a giant leap in smartwatch design

 

Can Samsung challenge Apple for smartwatch dominance?

Excellent screen ; Innovative rotating bezel ; Slick Tizen UI

Limited number of apps ; Lacking customisation options ; Poor voice control

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S2 3G review

 

One of the biggest complaints of smartwatches is that they're really just dependent accessories to your phone. They need a phone to work.

The 3G version of the Gear S2 has all the features and design of Samsung's Wi-Fi-only S2 smartwatch, but adds a speakerphone and built-in GPS along with full standalone phone and data service.

It's more expensive, requires a connected data plan to pair with, and runs out of battery life quickly on cellular. It's bulkier, too. Also, the Gear S2 3G doesn't have that many great apps, and it doesn't yet work with iPhones.

Samsung's cellular-enabled smartwatch adds some interesting features to the Gear S2, but it's just not easy or useful enough to justify the extra expense.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch review

 

During IFA 2015 in Berlin, Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The circular smartwatch is the first of its kind from Samsung, and the company promised exciting things regarding the Gear S2, but did the company deliver? We've...

Based on our time with the Samsung Gear S2, we think it's a sleek smartwatch with an attractive design. It offers fairly standard smartwatch features like fitness tracking, but also includes some rather interesting features including a rotating bezel...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear S2

 

Samsung's back catalogue of smartwatches has been, to put it mildly, poor. The vast array of Gear-branded wearables have been bulky, ugly and running an operating system devoid of killer features and decent apps.

Bright, sharp display ; Rotating bezel is the best wearable feature yet ; Not limited to Samsung handsets

Tizen is limiting ; Expensive for what you get ; Poor, slow voice search

A well-built smartwatch with a great screen, but it’s let down by a lack of support and the half-baked Tizen operating system.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear S2 review

 

This smartwatch is all about the bezel

Rotating bezel feels great ; Well-made ; Interesting, fairly intuitive UI

Very expensive ; Very poor apps selection ; Battery life just OK with always-on screen ; Slow voice commands ; No iPhone support

Elements of hardware design genius sit atop refreshing but ultimately very limiting software

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S2 review

 

So far, 2016 has been a quiet year for wearable tech. The best watches and fitness bands you can buy right now were, for the most part, released in 2015. You can count the number of new and notable wearable things that debuted in the first five months...

The Gear S2 has an eye-catching design, a clever rotating bezel that's actually useful, beautiful display, solid health tracking and slightly better battery life than other high-end smartwatches. Plus, it works with a variety of Android phones.

Fewer available apps or seamless connected services than Android Wear and Apple Watch; no speakerphone; S-Voice commands work, but not as well as they could; not compatible with iPhone.

Samsung's newest smartwatch reinvents itself with a whole new look and feel to create one of the best-designed wrist gadgets around -- but it still lacks the apps to set it above the competition.

Oct, 2015

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

Samsung Gear S2 & Gear S2 Classic review - hands on

 

Samsung's first circular smartwatches are beautiful examples of software matching design

Even at this early stage, however, the Gear S2 is looking very promising. Tizen has genuinely come into its own as a wearable OS, with well-thought out user interface and interaction designed to compliment the circular display and comprehensive first-...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Black, grey / White
Band material:Elastomer
Band size:S/L
Certification:IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Colour of product:Black
Dustproof:Y
Housing colour:Black / Black, grey / Silver / White
Housing material:Stainless steel
Removable strap:Y / Yes
Shape:Round / Square
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass 3
Waterproof:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Charging base:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby: Yes
Battery Capacity:250 / 300
Battery Life:24 / 48 / 96
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless Charging:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA,AAC+,AMR,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,AWB,MP3,OGA,OGG,Vorbis,WAV,WMA,eAAC+ / 3GP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,M4A,MP3,MP4,OGG,Vorbis,WMA,eAAC+ / AAC, M4A, MP3, OGG
Band colour:Black / White
Barometer:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Y
Display diagonal:3.05
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Type:SAMOLED
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Housing colour:Black / White
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android, iOS / TIZEN
Operating system installed:TIZEN
Pixel density:302
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:Samsung
Processor Model:Exynos 3250
Shape:Round
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:1.5

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:2
Depth:1.14 / 13.4 / 4.98 / 49.8
Thickness:1.14
Weight:30 / 47
Width:4.23 / 42.3 / 44