Samsung Gear Sport review
Samsung's latest smart watch entry is the Gear Sport. The Gear Sport is smaller and lighter than the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier which should make for a more comfortable fit and a look, which is more appealing to both sexes alike. The Gear Sport is now water-resistant up to 50 meters and can track swims. Combined with Tizen 3.0 and numerous S-Health improvements it's shaping up as a competitive offering from Samsung.
Samsung Gear Sport Key Features
- 1.2" Circular Full Color Super AMOLED, 360 x 360, 302ppi always on display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Dual-core 1.0GhHz CPU, 4GB Internal memory (1.6GB available) & 768MB RAM
- 300mAh Li-Ion Battery with wireless charging
- Tizen 3.0 Operating System
- 42.9 x 44.6 x 11.6 mm, 67g (with strap) / 50g (without strap)
- 20mm Silicon strap, standard attachment allows for 3rd party straps
- Stainless steel case MIL-STD-810G Certified, Water Resistant (5ATM / 50 meters)
- Accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, optical HR sensor & light sensor
- Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
- Vibration, speaker for audible alerts
- Microphone to support S-Voice
- Supports Android 4.4 or later & iPhone 5 or later with iOS 9.0 and above
- Couldn't match Samsung's quoted battery life
- A Lack of expected fitness data
Samsung didn't design the Gear Sport to make and receive calls on the watch itself unlike the Gear S3 or Series 3 LTE Apple Watch. The clue's in the name, Samsung is pitching the Gear Sport as a fitness focused smart-watch first and foremost. As such it will have to also compete with dedicated fitness wearables. We'll be looking at the fitness aspects in greater detail than usual - during a recent European trip we put on our trainers to find out. Read on to see how we got on.
Totally agree, the Gear Fit 1 was a great watch. I rubbed the worn "metallic" bezel and it looked stunning ; does all I need, never missing a call, showing who's calling, texts with quick answer, emails, media control, counting steps, good sleep trac...
- 14 Jun 2018
The Garmin 935 is much more expensive. I do understand the logic however of not wanting to charge a smart watch every second or third day. Especially when it is also used to track sleep.
- 10 Dec 2017
- mir 0
No point in getting a smart watch when it can't even last a week. The features are already there. The battery life is just meh.
- 10 Dec 2017