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Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch
alaScore 99

92 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Watch. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Watch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Gear S4 in disguise | Trusted Reviews


Samsung Galaxy Watch review: price, features release date and impressions for Samsung's latest wearable which isn't the Gear S4.

Smart design ; Rotating bezel is a great interaction method ; Great array of fitness sensors ; Bright and sharp display ; Offline Spotify support

Lack of apps ; Bixby is a poor assistant ; Limited Samsung Pay support

Samsung's best smartwatch to date, offering a good balance of sports and smartwatch functionality.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: the best smartwatch for Android users


The updates to the Gear Sport are incremental, but it's still the best smartwatch for Android users

Battery life ; Software ; Rotating bezel ; Screen

Feels like a piece of technology ; Bixby is useless ; Charge time ; No killer reason to buy ; 3rd party app support

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Tantalized by Tizen


The 2018 Samsung smart and sports watch comes with Tizen OS and works with Android and iOS devices. It's got a great battery life, but not many apps.

Attractive design ; Solid stainless steel case ; Rotating bezel is brilliant ; Tizen OS's user interface is user friendly ; Great battery life

Tizen OS lacking in apps ; Software looks/feels the same as it has for some time ; Notifications load slowly ; 42mm limited battery

The Samsung Galaxy Watch continues the tradition set by its predecessors: it's a well-made, easy to use, durable and attractive smartwatch. Tizen has its lures, but is app limited, however, which is the watch's main shortcoming.

Sep, 2018

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Samsung Galaxy Watch review


A bold new name and improved features makes this the best smartwatch for Android fans

Great design and bright screen ; Rotating bezel is lovely ; Slick Tizen OS ; Good for loads of different sports tracking

Works best with a Samsung phone ; Bixby could be better ; Needs more app support ; 46mm might be big for some people

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is one of the best smartwatches around with lots of battery life for such a smart device, a fantastic screen and UI, as well as heaps of style. It works fine with iOS but is the brightest star with Samsung smartphones.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Swider (

Samsung Galaxy Watch review


A bold new name with a few new features

Impressive four-day battery life ; Great core smartwatch software ; Rotating bezel cycles through UI ; Looks like a real wrist watch

Proprietary wireless charger ; Bixby proven to be terrible again ; No Google Maps, WhatsApp, FB Messenger

The Galaxy Watch is Samsung's most refined smartwatch due to its helpful fitness tracking and four-day battery life – if you opt for the larger 46mm size that we liked and recommend. All of this is packaged inside a sophisticated-looking circular...

Mar, 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Watch review: The 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch is now available


The 4G Galaxy Watch is sold exclusively on EE for £20 a month

Superb battery life ; Great display ; Good price

Bulky ; Few new features

The truth is, you might be just as happy with the Gear S3 or Gear Sport, both of which are now available for less.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Samsung Galaxy Watch


Samsung improves on its older wearables by adding everything it can to the Galaxy Watch. Available for the first time in two sizes, here's our full review.

Expert review by : Ryan Noik (

Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE


Is the eSIM version of the Galaxy Watch the wearable that can win your wrist?

Comfortable, Genuinely useful, Good battery life, Lots of features and functionality


Mar, 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Safe but satisfying


Despite the change in branding, Samsung's latest smartwatch doesn't stray too far from the company's existing Gear formula. Great screen? Check. A rotating bezel to navigate through menus and Tizen apps? You bet. Workout tracking? You get where we're...

Handsome water-resistant design Great battery life Excellent OLED screen Mostly accurate sleep tracking

Bixby is a lousy assistant ; Workout tracking can be finicky ; S Health companion app needs work

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on review


Four to six day battery life ; Good design ; Comfortable to wear ; Good performance ; Beautiful screen

42mm model has much smaller battery

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black / Black,Silver / Gold / Pink / Pink gold
Band material:Silicone
Band size:L
Colour name:Midnight Black
Housing colour:Black / Black,Silver / Gold / Rose Gold / Silver
Housing material:Stainless steel
Removable strap:Y
Watch glass type:Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
Waterproof up to:40 / 50


Activity tracker:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in Camera:N
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display diagonal:3.05 / 3.3
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
FM radio:N
Heart rate monitor:Y
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Military standard:MIL-STD-810G
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 5.0,Android 5.1,Android 6.0,Android 7.1,Android 7.1.2,iOS 10.0,iOS 11.0,iOS 9.0,iOS 9.1,iOS 9.2,iOS 9.3 / Android, iOS / Android,iOS / Android,Tizen / TIZEN
Operating system installed:TIZEN / Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0
Personal goals:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1.15 / 1150
Processor Manufacturer:EXYNOS / Samsung
Processor Model:Exynos 9110
Quality of sleep:Y
Touchscreen:N / Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y


3G standards:WCDMA
4G standard:LTE
ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Cellular:N / Y
GPS (satellite):Y
SIM card type:eSIM

Packaging Content

Charging base:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Headphone connectivity:XLR-5
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB port:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


Auto standby:Y
Battery Capacity:270 / 472
Battery Life:168 / 45 / 80
Battery life (GPS mode):14
Battery life (max):120
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:16 / 9
Rechargeable battery:Y
Standby time:120 / 168
Wireless Charging:Y


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Flash memory:4 / 4000
RAM capacity:0.75 / 1500 / 750 / 768

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:2
Depth:12.9 / 41.9 / 45.5 / 45.7 / 49
Thickness:1.26 / 1.27 / 1.29 / 1.3 / 4.6
Weight:49 / 62 / 63 / 82
Width:41.9 / 45.7 / 46 / 49