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

Samsung Gear S2 (SM-R720, SM-R7200)
alaScore 94

2099 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2099 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 94/100 = 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

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Gear S2 review

 

Samsung is notable in this field simply because it's issued so many smartwatches over the relatively short period in which smartwatches have even existed. It seems as though every time we turn around, there's a new Samsung smartwatch promising to wow...

Spinning bezel is ridiculously fun ; Fast notifications ; Excellent AMOLED screen ; Works with most Android devices

Can't take calls ; Tizen rather than Android Wear ; Regular S2 model can't take a standard watch band

If you're keen on smartwatches already the Gear S2 is well worth consideration because nobody's done a round selector as well to date, but for any new buyer, there are cheaper options that'll cover the basics just as well.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Samsung's Gear S2 3G does not clear up if phones should be on your wrist

 

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: Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Gear S2 review: A new spin on smartwatches

 

No one has really truly nailed the next great smartwatch.

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: David Hollingworth (pcauthority.com.au)

One Minute Review: Samsung Gear S2

 

It's a beautiful design, but let down by Samsung's software.

So close, Samsung, and yet... so far.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (whistleout.com.au)

Samsung Gear S2 Review

 

Samsung's Gear S2 has a sharp, smart design, but struggle, as all smartwatches do, to carve out a niche in a market full of phones and tablets, all with similar functionality.

With Gear S2, Samsung nails the ‘how’ part of building a smartwatch. It rotating bezel is a stroke of genius and makes the watch easier, and more fun, to use. Samsung doesn’t do such a great job of defining the ‘why’ part of this category of devices,...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: James (productreview.com.au)

Perfect gift for the sporty

 

Bought this as a present to my son (who is a fitness buff) and he absolutely loved the product. it has a fashionable feel/look to it, and syncs well with his samsung phone. In fact, I would say that the appearance looks lacklustre but he told me that...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Mfrance (productreview.com.au)

Back of the watch crack

 

I'm really désappointed buy the watch 6 months ago and the back of the watch crack and it comes too hot and burns skin hearth monitor. Send for repair no guarantees and price to repair is the same as buying a new watch. Contact Samsung no support cost...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Kelly (productreview.com.au)

Could hubby LOVE this watch anymore? I don't think so!

 

Purchased as a gift for my husband, who is a tech-tragic. He needed a new watch and fell in love with the Samsung 2. 1) It actually looks and feels like a wrist watch. 2) It's so much more! The functionality is why you might buy this watch over a...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: tmitc48 (productreview.com.au)

Good innovation

 

Purchased as a gift for my partner. The unit I chose has a black band although there are other stylish colours available. Easy to set up, Interfaced flawlessly with her Galaxy 4. Memory capacity was good. However, she had problems using it as a mp4...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Mariam M (productreview.com.au)

VERY GOOD SIZE

 

Amazing watch, very easy to use, great functionality perfect on the go to read you messages, answer calls and do all the things that you wanted to easily be able to do on your phone without looking or grabbing your phone. Looks great and very...

Jul, 2017

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

Other features

Colour of product:Black

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