Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on

09 August 2018
Samsung has one of the best, if not the best, smartwatches on the market.

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Four significant shortcomings and one advantage of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch:

_____NEGATIVES:
1. Having no online version of its health app is a major missed opportunity. It make its hard to share medical information with one's doctor.

2. Very thick and large circular bezels that consume over 50% of watch face. Most modern smart phone bezels only use from 10% to 20% of the device's front. This watch's bezels use over half.

3. No electric cardiac ECG monitor like the new Series 4 Apple Watch.

4. Tizen's app store has far few choices than the Android version.

_____POSITIVE:
1. Spinning or rotating crown provides a nice user interface control.

  • Fmarpin

Samsung Galaxy Watch is 50m waterproof, and is HR Sensor is different. I hope more precision in this point.
Color and appearance in 46mm must be S3 Gear, is fantastic.

  • WieX

Fayth, 10 Aug 2018still on Tizen... yayyy at least there's still hope for Ge... moreHope, what a concept

sreejish, 12 Aug 2018yes I did it once, was in a hotel and went to the pool was ... morenice good to know that ... well i guess i will go for S3

  • sreejish

DarK, 11 Aug 2018Do you swim or take a shower with your S3? How long you've ... moreyes I did it once, was in a hotel and went to the pool was bit drunk :) and forget about the watch and spend around three hours, nothing happened

  • pt020

Better looking they are not.

Do you swim or take a shower with your S3? How long you've been using it and how is the battery life with latest tizen OS update?

  • Anonymous

DarK, 09 Aug 2018well that was a let down ... just found out that this model... moreHonestly, the reason to keep my S3 then and not rush to get the latest. Ouff, less stress now.

  • Mgt

Is it 10 or 14 nano ?

  • REMF

How well will these work with non Samsung android phones?

Or, even better, will any of it work with a Sony Xperia XA2 running Jolla Sailfish?

Nzi97, 10 Aug 2018AMOLED? i a bit concerned about burn in, especially the wat... moreThe watch face usually turn off when not in used. Btw, if using LCD screen with that Galaxy Watch 270mah/472mah battery gonna die in less than a day usage. AMOLED save battery a lot.

AMOLED? i a bit concerned about burn in, especially the watch face image

Might buy the 42mm silver one once it becomes available in our country. But I'll probably buy an aftermarket watch strap (a stainless steel one) if it becomes available as I prefer steel watchbands (Leather gets kinda smelly when it gets drenched in sweat, rubber or plastic gets deformed after being worn for a long time)

still on Tizen... yayyy
at least there's still hope for GearS2 software update

Chipset?

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2018Does it have bixby or google assistant?Bixby. Its a Tizen watch not android.

  • Anonymous

Does it have bixby or google assistant?

I'm no Samsung Pay user but I love this smartwatch a lot.

DarK, 09 Aug 2018well that was a let down ... just found out that this model... moreYou're right. There's no point in buying it if you're a Samsung Pay user & if it doesn't have MST.

I want the Rose Gold one *_*, any infos about the price?