Samsung Gear S2 Classic Smartwatch with Heart Rate Monitor - Black/Blue

  • Model #: SM-R7320ZKAXAC
  • Web Code: 10392063
  • Release Date: 10/30/2015
3.5
(70 ratings)
$429.99

Overview

It's all on the wrist with the Samsung Gear S2 Classic, a stylish smartwatch that tracks your activity to provide health and fitness insights, and syncs with your smartphone to keep you connected. The WiFi and Bluetooth enabled timepiece sports a circular 1.2" touchscreen, protected by Gorilla Glass. It's water resistant, with an anti-scratch and dustproof design.

More Information

While the smartwatch field lies cluttered with models that offer similar look and functionality, the Samsung Gear S2 Classic has reinvented the medium inside and out. One look at its eye-catching circular touchscreen design, framed by a clever rotating bezel, and you know right away this a smartwatch looking towards the future.

Its 1.2" circular Super AMOLED touchscreen, protected by Gorilla Glass for your active lifestyle, will turn heads with its rotational navigation design. Turn the bezel in either direction to select apps, reply to texts, play a song, or check the weather. The touchscreen is ultra-responsive and the back button at the right side makes returning to your home screen a one-touch affair.

What you need to know:

  • Fitness tracker: Samsung's native S Health apps helps you take charge of your fitness with tracking, calories, steps, distance, heart rate, water vs. caffeine intake, and more.
  • Power up: The superior battery within the S2 can last up to 3 days on a single charge. That's well above the industry standard; plus it only takes 90 minutes to fully recharge.
  • Always alert: Sync with your compatible smartphone to make and receive calls, control your music, get notifications and alarms, receive email, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter alerts, check weather, and more
  • Gorilla Glass: 1.2" circular Super AMOLED touchscreen with 16-bit 360 x 360 full colour display is protected to survive your toughest workouts and an on-the-go lifestyle.
  • Full circle: Innovative rotary navigation dial lets you select functions and apps by simply turning the bezel.
  • Amazing apps: A huge portfolio of native apps specially designed for the S2, includes ESPN, Nike+ Running, Yelp, and Uber. Plus there are over 1,000 compatible apps with a paired Android device.
  • Water resistant: Wear your S2 confidently in the rain or during sweat-soaked workouts thanks to its 1.5-metre water resistance.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connect with your compatible Android smartphone through Bluetooth 4.1 or enjoy your native apps using the S2's integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n technology.

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Power Cable
  • Wireless Charging Pad

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Display
  • Display Technology
    Super AMOLED
  • Display Colour
    Full Colour
  • Colour Depth
    16-Bit
  • Display Resolution
    360 x 360
  • Touchscreen
    Yes
  • Illuminated Display
    Yes
  • Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 4.1
  • Wi-Fi
    802.11 n/g/n
  • USB (Data)
    No
  • NFC Enabled
    Yes
  • 3G
    No
  • 4G LTE
    No
  • Smart Phone Synchronization
    Yes
  • Data Syncing
    Yes
  • Wireless Syncing
    Yes
  • Activity Monitoring Features
  • Calories Tracking
    Yes
  • Distance Tracking
    Yes
  • Steps Tracking
    Yes
  • Running Tracking
    Yes
  • Elevation Tracking
    Yes
  • Climbing Tracking
    Yes
  • Sleep Tracking
    No
  • Food and Drink Tracking
    Yes
  • Notifications & Controls
  • Incoming Calls
    Yes
  • Missed Calls
    Yes
  • Answering Calls
    Yes
  • Smart Phone Battery Alert
    Yes
  • Music Controls
    Yes
  • Camera Control
    No
  • Find My Phone
    Yes
  • Voice Commands
    Yes
  • Email
    Yes
  • Calendar
    Yes
  • SMS
    Yes
  • Facebook
    Yes
  • Twitter
    Yes
  • Instagram
    Yes
  • Google+
    Yes
  • Weather
    Yes
  • Silent Alarm
    Yes
  • Vibration
    Yes
  • Illuminated Alerts
    Yes
  • Sensors
  • Accelerometer
    Yes
  • Ambient Light Sensor
    Yes
  • Compass
    No
  • Altimeter
    No
  • Ambient Temperature
    No
  • Barometer
    Yes
  • GPS
    No
  • Perspiration
    No
  • Heart Rate
    Yes
  • Compatibility
  • Android Compatibility
    Android 4.4+;
  • Other Compatibility
    RAM 1.5 GB or higher
  • Software/Apps
  • Preloaded Apps
    Music Player; Contacts; Email; Messages; Navigator; S Health; Nike Running; News; Weather; S Voice; Alarm; Gallery; Find My Phone
  • Compatible App Stores
    Galaxy Apps
  • Approximate Number of Apps Available
    1000+
  • Approx Number of Compatible Apps
    1000+
  • Power
  • Power Type
    Battery Powered
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Battery Life (Typical)
    2 - 3 days
  • Charging Time
    1 h 30 m
  • Charging Method
    Wireless Charging
  • Other Features
  • Classification
    Unisex
  • Alarm
    Yes
  • Designed for Sports & Fitness
    Yes
  • Built-in Speaker
    No
  • Built-in Mic
    Yes
  • Water Resistance
    1.5 m
  • Dust Proof
    Yes
  • Number of Physical Buttons
    2
  • Eco-friendly
    Yes
  • Physical Features
  • Case Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Case Colour
    Black
  • Band Material
    Leather
  • Band Colour
    Black; Blue
  • Adjustable Band
    Yes
  • Removable Band
    Yes
  • Clasp Type
    Buckle
  • Case Width
    3.9 cm
  • Case Thickness
    17 mm
  • Width
    3.99 cm
  • Height
    4.36 cm
  • Depth
    1.14 cm
  • Weight
    82 g
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.5 / 5
Based on 70 ratings,51 Reviews
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Ratings in Detail

  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Star
    19

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 68%

43 Reviews

Critical 31%

8 Reviews

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  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Apr 30, 2016
1.0

Firmware problem!

It is a very good smartwatch "but" Samsung does not test their firmware before releasing an update. This is why people have bad experiences with Samsung smartwatches. Right after an update my Notification stopped!.This is not acceptable from a well-known company. Samsung: "PLEASE PAY MORE ATTENTION BEFORE RELEASING AN UPDATE." I will never buy a Samsung smartwatch every again.

  • from Thornhill, ON
  • Apr 29, 2016
5.0

Amaazziiing

Samsung has done it again! Worth every penny and more.

  • from Thornhill, ON
  • Apr 29, 2016
5.0

Amaazziiing

Samsung has done it again! Worth every penny and more.

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Apr 12, 2016
1.0

Gaspiller pas votre argent

Si j'aurais le choix, je ne le rachèterais pas ... et voila pourquoi: 1. Qualité médiocre: - ma ceinture a lâché au bout du 3eme mois. - l'écran s'éteint des fois et ne se rallume plus, il faut la redémarrer. - Le plastique est très sheap, ca donne pas l'air d'une montre a 400$ 2. Service après vente nul: J'ai contacté le support et il m'ont renvoyé vers le centre de serive de Samsung 1 seul pour la région de Montréal, il n'ouvre pas la fin de semaine et ouvre seulement du Lun au Vend de 9h a 17h!!! je me demande pour les gens qui travaillent comment peuvent ils se présenter?? je ne m'absenterais pas pour aller me faire dire que la montre n'est pas réparable!! 3. Le store des application est médiocre: les applications offertes en Samsung store ne rajoute aucune valeur ajouté. il n'y a que des app inutiles n'achetez pas cette montre

  • from Huntsville, ON
  • Apr 06, 2016
3.0

nice looking watch.

I done a lot of reading up on the different smartwatches and this one sounded like the best for the buck. I like the rotating bezel and the size is very close to a regular watch. The one thing I missed in the description is that there is no speaker so, even tho it is Bluetooth, you cant answer the phone and talk while driving and that was the main reason I was buying one.

  • from Swift Current, SK
  • Mar 31, 2016
5.0

Good Watch

Loving this watch. Getting at least 3 days battery life for it. Could use more apps though. If it had a sleep monitor, it would have been perfect

  • from Saskatoon, SK.
  • Mar 30, 2016
4.0

Samsung Gear S2 Classic Smartwatch

Great watch, looks good, good battery life. Has all the functions I was looking for. Highly recommend.

  • from Laval, QC
  • Mar 29, 2016
1.0

Will go back to my Fitbit.

Bought mine yesterday but didn't wear it to bed as I had it charging. Had it on today and sleep for about 3 hours but it didn't seem to register on the S health app. From everything I can find (which isn't much) it seems like it does sleep tracking automatically unlike the gear fit which you had to manually enter sleeping mode. Will go back to my Fitbit.

  • from Roxboro, QC
  • Mar 28, 2016
2.0

Give a 2 stars bcos no sleep tracking

I give it a 2 stars bcos no sleep tracking, going back to my FitBit

  • from BURLINGTON
  • Mar 26, 2016
5.0

Very impressed

Beautiful watch

  • from Roxboro, QC
  • Mar 23, 2016
3.0

No sleep tracking

Nice watch, but missing sleep tracking feature, will return it!

  • from Sherbrooke, QC
  • Mar 20, 2016
5.0

Cannot track sleep

Nice watch but cannot track sleep, Will return it

  • from Wasaga Beach, ON
  • Mar 15, 2016
3.0

Great smart watch!

Great battery life! I get 2 - 2 1/2 days on a charge. Turn your contrast down to 2 & don't keep the display on all the time. The watch can be configured to turn on when you bring the watch up to eye level. The watch can be configured to give notifications for any app you have. I originally had purchased the gear S2, but I was disappointed with the watch band (broke 2 in 1 month). Fortunately this watch uses a traditional watch band. Overall a great watch!

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Mar 10, 2016
3.0

Absolutely great yet disappointing.

Battery must be charged every 8 hours and I would have liked the charge to last through the evening. I like that it is water proof, syncs with the phone easily, easy to use and I love the interface. The classic band is comfortable too. But the battery is just disappointing.

  • from Saint Catharines, ON
  • Mar 09, 2016
4.0

Perfect Size

By far the best looking watch out there. Didn't want a fitbit... still lacking some software but for messages, weather, s-health, calendar and heart rate... this is a great device. Did plenty of research before I bought it and even though it has a premium price tag... at least it actually looks like a normal watch. Works perfectly with my Samsung Note.

  • from Richmond Hill, ON
  • Mar 05, 2016
5.0

Best on so far in the Market

Real watch size ; perfect fit and high quality components, works as design , not to bulky so you feel awkward carrying a mini TV on your wrist, For those who complain about not having speaker ; works great with any Bluetooth out there, means you can answer a phone as well as listen to your favorite music when you work out , good battery Not sure why some people complain , you can't keep naggers happy 😁

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jan 20, 2016
5.0

Wait to improve

The size is perfect on my wrist. I like the turning wheel, so I don't have too much finger print on the screen. If they can combin Samsung gear app and android app, that's perfect.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jan 12, 2016
4.0

Great Product

Great product. the battery life is amazing. The only drawback I found was the app support for it. otherwise no issues so far. Stays connected to my phone. The bluetooth connection does not drain my phone as fast as I suspected. The rotating bezel is quite useful.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Jan 12, 2016
5.0

Works great!

It does not have as many apps as android wear, but it handles the basic tasks well and better than android wear. The rotating bezel is a game changer. Really makes navigating the watch easy. Also AMOLED screen ensures long battery life and vibrant colors.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Jan 10, 2016
4.0

It's what I was hoping for

Overall the watch works very well. I was debating between several different watches however since I have an S6 Edge I thought it was a good idea to stick with Samsung. I'm happy with the purchase but was a little disappointed to see such little choice in apps. Hopefully that will pickup over time and more apps will get rolled out and faster.

  • from scarborough
  • Jan 06, 2016
5.0

cook

my first smart watch and I'm very impressed. I never miss a call and I get messages when my phone is out of reach.the only downside is the lack of app's from Samsung store but other than that great device

  • from Stoney Creek, ON
  • Dec 30, 2015
5.0

100% Best smart-watch by far!!

Fast forward to December 2015 and it looks like Samsung has a much more cohesive, well thought out approach in the Gear S2. It's clear without even touching the new watch, the company practically went back to the drawing board to craft a wearable truly worth your attention. The Gear S2 is by far best smart watch out there. No many Apps? Not for now, but you wait. This watch, by Feb 2016, will be considered best of them all. Absolutely 100% satisfied with this watch. Get it now.

  • from Waterloo
  • Dec 25, 2015
3.0

Not good enough for the price

lower than expectations... the voice recognition is so weak because its not Google based ... Design is good but the second side button is useless. unpractical apps like CNN which you can never read on your watch.

  • from Kanata, ON
  • Dec 23, 2015
5.0

A great buy!

I replaced a Samsung Gear S that I liked, but lost on a trip with the Gear S2. Overall, I like it better. Size-wise, its just like an average watch...the older model was much larger. The battery seems to last a bit longer, though that means 3 days, instead of 2 days. I think the system messages are friendlier, overall. I'm still waiting for a few fitness apps to be ported to Samsung's Tizen OS. I highly recommend the Gear S2 overall. I bought the Classic model in order to replace the leather strip with a metal strap.

  • from Laval, QC
  • Dec 18, 2015
5.0

Je l'adore

J'adore cette montre. J'avais la Motorola Moto 360 avant... aucune comparaison, cette montre est largement suppérieure!

  • from Laval, QC
  • Dec 17, 2015
5.0

Je l'adore

J'adore cette montre. J'avais la Motorola Moto 360 avant... aucune comparaison, cette montre est largement suppérieure!

  • from Laval, QC
  • Dec 17, 2015
5.0

Je l'adore

J'adore cette montre. J'avais la Motorola Moto 360 avant... aucune comparaison, cette montre est largement suppérieure!

  • from Laval, QC
  • Dec 17, 2015
5.0

Je l'adore

J'adore cette montre. J'avais la Motorola Moto 360 avant... aucune comparaison, cette montre est largement suppérieure!

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Dec 15, 2015
5.0

The best!

Can't beat the bezel! Best control on a smartwatch available. So quick and easy.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 12, 2015
5.0

Beats My Old Gear

I wear a dress shirt at the office and my old Gear was always a problem in terms of size. It hung up on the shirt cuff. Plus I have a small wrist. The S2 doesn't overwhelm my wrist and doesn't get hung on my cuff. The quality is Samsung superb as always and it does everything that I need. Love it.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Dec 04, 2015
5.0

Great watch.

My first smart watch. Read a lot of reviews and comparisons. Looks like a regular watch, not big and bulky. User interface is very simple.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Dec 02, 2015
5.0

Great watch

Great smartwatch as expected. much better than apple watch.

  • from Markham, ON
  • Nov 25, 2015
3.0

Nice smart rotating dial, poor app store

Ok. I'll be fair here. as many reviews are confusing. I bought this as my first smart watch. I'm an old android user who jumped the ship to Blackberry. Still using a blackberry but added an android phone later but not SAMSUNG. So I heard that this watch will work on other cell phones. I downloaded the "ported" GEAR apps and installed it on my Android phone. The watch looks great. That's true as others said it does not have this manly looks. but I like the weight and how light it is rather than carrying a square huge gadget on my hand for more than 10 hrs a day! the Rotating dial is innovative, that's why SAMSUNG went with TIZEN instead of Android wear (the dial wont work there). the User Interface is nice and simple.Going to Available apps. Samsung wont let you see Paid apps in their store not even all FREE apps unless you are using SAMSUNG phone. which is not what they say when they said its compatible with some android phones. Yes you do get all the basics like notifications, navigation and so on. But still why can't paid apps be purchased. After all this is a nice watch. I can't trust TIZEN and SAMSUNG promises for more apps. TIZEN is now more than two years old and can't seem to be any developers having interest in it. I'm returning this watch. was thinking of the LG urbane, but now will head to Huawei.

  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Nov 25, 2015
2.0

Not as good as the Gear S

I purchased this product from Best Buy hoping to replace the Gear S that has been used and scratched up. Sadly, this product was a step back from the predecessor. I returned it and stuck with my original Gear S. In my opinion the Gear S is a better product if comparing Samsung smart watches.

  • from Kirkland, QC
  • Nov 24, 2015
1.0

samsung smokeshow

So I was so excited about the watch I pre-ordered it. When I received the watch opened the beautiful packaging the deception began. 1. The watch does not feel manly 2.its too lite 3. The leather band feels cheap and does not mold ur wrist properly 4.the color of the casing looks better on the picture then in real life 5.the watch pairing and syncing process is not as seamless as samsung portrayed to be 6.samsung tech support about the watch knew nothing about the unit. 7. The tizen os is not as user friendly as also portrayed 8.there r almost no apps for this watch. Overall a complete flop not worth spending that kind of money over. It's too bad because I was very excited about it

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Nov 22, 2015
5.0

Very impressed after a few days of testing

I have been testing my Gear S2 Classic for the last few days and I'd like to share with you guys what I have learned: First let me mention what smartwatch experience I have: I have tested the Basis Peak and the Moto 360 2nd Gen. The Basis Peak is a very simple but always on activity tracker with no customizable faces. The 360 2nd Gen is a pretty advanced device which, but bulky. - The battery life on the Gear S2 Classic is so so, but it's hard to complain since most other smart watches do even worse. I can get 24 hours out of it with medium use, but all you need is about 18 hours. The Apple watch can supposedly do 18 hours but the screen is only on when you look at it, so no always-on feature. The Gear S2 can do 24 hours with always-on screen and if you turn that off, expect to get 36-48 hours from one charge. The point of more battery is not to last more than one day, but to be able to handle heavy use and not die before the end of the day. - The activity tracker is good. It will auto-track your activities but also has workout modes which will lock it into that mode so you can monitor your workout and see your heart rate instantly. While the Basis fitness tracker will put the watch into a workout mode whenever it detects workout type activity, which is inconvenient when you're riding a motorcycle as this will get in the way. When in workout mode, your notifications don't get displayed on the screen and of course, it records a fake workout and making your results inconsistent. I'm not going to comment on the Moto as I didn't test this feature enough. - The heart rate is the most important part of the fitness part of the watch to me. The Gear has a heart rate monitor app where you just tap and in about 5 seconds, it will tell you your heart rate. When in a workout mode, it will constantly monitor your heart rate and whenever you look at the screen, you will get your current heart rate during your workout, which is what you want so that you can stay within the optimal heart rate zone for a good workout. It's very accurate even when the watch is not all that tight around your wrist. - On the spot info. This is something I want to have on my watch to save me time from picking up my phone and opening apps. I want my watch to show the weather on the main screen and the Gear does this. It updates as frequent as every hour, which is not great, but probably reasonable. You can always swipe to the weather app on the Gear and see it updated. The Moto functions similarly, not sure how often it updates the weather though. The Basis just does not provide any weather information and that's terrible. - You can get navigation directions on the Gear which is great as you won't have to have your phone handy. It vibrates to let you know of an upcoming turn, but you'll have to look at the screen to see the instructions as it doesn't have a speaker. The Moto does this too, but the Basis does not have such advanced features and it does not allow downloading new apps. - The voice assistant is really great on the Gear. I'm pretty impressed. You can set it so that whenever the screen is on, it's constantly listening for the key word to activate the assistant. The assistant will open apps, give you some useful information and pretty much serve it's purpose, but it does not do everything. Sadly it does not do math! - The rotating bezel/gear is fantastic at scrolling through menus. You only have a 2 directional movement and therefore all menus are built that way. The easiest way to go back is to swipe down on the screen. So rotate gear and swipe down. That's it. Treat the rotating bezel with care. Since it's a mechanical part, it has the potential to fail over time, so I recommend being gentle with it. Luckily everything is accessible through swiping the screen, so you always have 2 ways of controlling the watch. That's something no other smartwatch offers. - The size is medium for a watch, it does feel a little small but that's just perfect

  • from Barrie, ON
  • Nov 22, 2015
5.0

Stunning

beautiful and has all the apps i need. very pleased.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Nov 21, 2015
5.0

Great watch, it's not a phone

I can honestly say that I really love this watch. It has a more watch like feel compared to any other watch I've tried. Sure the app selection is not the best but that will change in time. It saves me time reading useless messages and notifications on my phone and I can secure my phone with a PIN while leaving my watch unlocked. Battery life is about 1.5 days but I charge mine every night. I use multi factor with a lot of websites and I can approve requests with my watch which saves me time. A must for the business pro on the go and it works best with a Samsung phone.

  • from Kirkland, QC
  • Nov 21, 2015
1.0

samsung smokeshow

So I was so excited about the watch I pre-ordered it. When I received the watch opened the beautiful packaging the deception began. 1. The watch does not feel manly 2.its too lite 3. The leather band feels cheap and does not mold ur wrist properly 4.the color of the casing looks better on the picture then in real life 5.the watch pairing and syncing process is not as seamless as samsung portrayed to be 6.samsung tech support about the watch knew nothing about the unit. 7. The tizen os is not as user friendly as also portrayed 8.there r almost no apps for this watch. Overall a complete flop not worth spending that kind of money over. It's too bad because I was very excited about it

  • from Cobourg, ON
  • Nov 18, 2015
5.0

Great watch

A fabulous product - enjoying it very much. Looks great works great. Highly recommend it!

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Nov 07, 2015
5.0

Fantastic Accessory

This is one fantastic accessory for my phone. The Gear S2 allows me to get notices from any app, I could view the next TTC bus without pulling my phone out from my pocket, quickly respond to email or messages, check schedule, check anything near my present location, create reminders in a note or shopping list, small enough to fit discreetly under my cuff shirt and is the only device I could use with gloves, very handy on a cold winters day. You don’t know how much you appreciate this watch until you use it.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Nov 06, 2015
4.0

Almost Perfect

The design itself is really nice (i.e the rotating bezel). Samsung went from the big square design to a circular design which seems more reasonable than it was before. The leather straps makes the product look sleek and classy, just like how it is called Samsung Gear s2 classic. The display looks very high definition and the watch feels comfortable on the wrist. Would recommend this product and I would give this a 4/5. The price is a bit high, however, it is worth the purchase.

  • from California
  • Nov 06, 2015
5.0

Awesome!

Great gadget. Beautiful. Fast with good built.

  • from Alberta
  • Nov 06, 2015
5.0

Perfect for me

For me this watch addresses the two main drawbacks that I had been experiencing with Android Wear watches. Firstly, I love the hardware. The smaller size and rotating bezel suit me much better than the other larger watch offerings. It feels like a proper watch rather than a screen on my wrist. The operation of the bezel is superb - it is very fast and avoids the need for constant swipes on the screen. Secondly, I personally prefer the UI over Android Wear. It is more intuitive with clarity on how to move around, dismiss, respond etc without the need to remember which way to swipe etc. Sure, the integration with Android is not as tight but it meets my needs. It looks like the average rating on this site in being pulled down by many one star reviews that don't have any written backup or justification. I would ignore those.

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Nov 05, 2015
5.0

SMART WATCH

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Nov 01, 2015
5.0

Perfect exactly what I wanted !

I love this watch, I can wear it anywhere. It is very fast, people complain about lack of apps, but it has everything I need , and I'm sure more apps will come.

  • from Toronto
  • Oct 24, 2015
5.0

The Best

I've pre ordered this watch from bestbuy. I'm expected to get it by 30th. lets see. but I've seen hundred of videos and read thousands of reviews. and i find this smartwatch the BEST in the world right now.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 23, 2015
5.0

Love it !

AMAZING EVERYONE SHOULD BUY THIS

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Oct 17, 2015
1.0

Beautiful but step back

I owned first Gear as well as Gear S in the past and quite frankly Samsung is going backwards with their watches. There is one Pro in this one - it is good looking, I like the design. Well - 1/2 point for the rotating bezel. It is kind of cool but I am so used to the touch controls that barely used it. The rest of review is pretty much all Cons: 1. Lack of speaker - ok, some say it looks silly to talk to the wrist but sometimes it was useful. Why removed if all previous watches hat one? 2. Lack of apps - seriously, there is NO useful app available for this watch. I had plenty of apps on Gear S and none of them is re-written for the round watch. 3. Vibrations are barely sensed - I had it set to strong and long and miss half of the notifications 4. Screen decides on its own if it wants to light up when the notification comes. Not reliable at all 5. Previous models had option to come back to the last used app after the screen turns off, very useful for timer, stopwatch, music control. This cames back to the watch screen always. Try to skip the tracks from the watch when you have to turn the dial to the music app every time..... 6. No auto brightness. Seriously? Go out - make the screen brighter by hand. Come back, dim it by hand... 7. Straps.... out of 4 halves I found in the box (2 to make a long strap and 2 to make a short one) I was able to attach 3 of them, the 4th would not fit. And I guarantee you that after couple replacements the mount will break.... 8. No sleep patterns tracking on the watch 9. Battery - that's another screw up. Samsung advertises 2-3 days... Right...I liek to have the watch set to always on. Gear S had about 40% left at the end of the day. This garbage had 18% at 11pm last night.... 10. No integration with Google Now - no cards, no reminders to be set... I thought Samsung finally understood that S-Voice cannot compete with any assistant available... I guess they are too stupid to get that 11. No integration with Google Maps - Here maps are great but on the watch it is a disaster, completely useless, slow, chews through the battery. 12. No way to choose if one wears it on the left or right wrist hence when you wear it on the right the buttons are above the watch and you cover the face of it while pressing. 13. no night clock mode while charging - all you see while being charged is a blackscreen. There is probably more flaws but I either did not discover them or do not remember. Generally the watch is going back to Best Buy and I will wait for Moto 360 Sport or LG Urbane 2 And with Samsung phones going backwards as well (S6, Note 5) Samsung lost a customer (I own Note 4 now and I had Note 1, 2 and 3 in the past)

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 06, 2015
5.0

Gear S2 Classic

This is the most innovative and coolest smartwatch interface I have ever tried.