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Samsung Gear Live (SM-R382)

Samsung Gear Live (SM-R382)
alaScore 86

96 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Samsung Gear Live (SM-R382). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 Gear Live (SM-R382) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Samsung Gear Live


Samsung is the best Android Wear watch to buy for now…

Clean, attractive design ; Bright, vibrant screen ; Comfortable to wear with exchangeable straps

Problems syncing apps to Gear Live ; Only a day battery life ; Poor selection of watch faces ; Navigation still temperamental

It's not clear how involved Google was in the hardware development, but it can't be a coincidence that specs for the first two Android Wear smartwatches are so similar and will be interesting to see if the Moto 360 and future watches follow suit.

Nov, 2014

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Samsung Gear Live review


Is the Samsung Gear Live the best Android Wear watch?

Heart rate monitor included ; Sleeker than the G Watch ; Makes up for large phone size

Clasp hard to fasten ; Software needs tuning ; Battery life is awful

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (

Samsung Gear Live review


The Samsung Gear Live is the company's first smartwatch to run on Google's Android Wear platform, but the third operating system that the Korean company has utilised throughout its sometimes experimental smartwatch campaign. Practice makes perfect...

Comfortable, well-sized, excellent screen, works with most Android devices, built-in heart rate sensor

Battery lasts a day at best, not enough watch faces, app access can be awkward, voice-centric control, Android Wear not the vision it could (and hopefully will) be

Of all the current Android Wear smartwatches on the market the Samsung Gear Live has the best design of the bunch. We like the idea of the Moto 360's round face, but some design blips on its behalf see the Samsung take top spot in the design ranks for...

Sep, 2014

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Samsung Gear Live review


Could it be fourth time's the charm for Samsung smartwatches?

Looks fairly premium ; Sharper screen than the G Watch ; Waterproof ; Compatible with all Androids (4.3 and above) ; Growing app selection

Charging cradle fail ; Not quite as comfortable as the LG ; One day battery life

Android Wear usefulness in a well-specced Samsung package - but it’s still not quite there yet

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Samsung Gear Live Review: In Depth


We review Samsung's Gear Live, its first foray into the wonderful world of Android Wear, although the hardware feels strangely familiar… Design If you have...

Slick design ; Growing number of supported apps ; Changeable wrist band

Average battery life ; Annoying charging dock ; No IR blaster

Samsung’s Gear Live is one of the better-looking smartwatches out there, with a premium and sleek design, and it’s good to see Samsung embrace Android Wear instead of stubbornly sticking with Tizen..

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (

Samsung Gear Live review: Android Wear makes all the difference


The Gear Live, unlike LG's G Watch, adds a bit of metal to its design, which results in a far more tempting package from a looks perspective at least.

We really can't believe we are saying this, but we are sold on the idea of Android Wear.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Christina Warren (

Android Wear Review: Google's Vision of the Smartwatch Isn't Quite Right


The first two smartwatches based on Android Wear are shipping now, but are they worth your money?

Voice recognition is fantastic ; Works with lots of Android devices ; Ecosystem has real potential

Current watches are unattractive ; Battery life is abysmal ; Software interface and customization are clunky

Android Wear has the potential to be great, but it still lags behind competitors in notifications, battery life and just telling the time.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Nick Mokey (

Samsung Gear Live review


Despite sporting the best hardware of any smartwatch so far, Samsung's Gear still suffers from the rough edges of Android Wear, and lacks real-life utility.

I intentionally took my time with the Samsung Gear Live review because I wanted to see how it could integrate into my life, rather than just evaluating it on what it could and couldn’t do out of the box.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Molen (

Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the right direction


When I was a tiny tot, I watched Knight Rider and pretended I was Michael Knight, talking to KITT on my watch. Yet now that there are real-life watches t

Good Android Wear performance ; Swappable wrist straps ; Water-resistant ; Better display than competition ; More comfortable than G Watch

Horrible battery life ; Compatible with only newer Android devices ; Charging cradle is a mess ; Harder to read in sunlight

If you have to get an Android Wear device right now, the Samsung Gear Live is your best option. It's sleek, looks decent and performs well, but you'll want to get a new wristband for it right away. Unfortunately, you'll also need to charge it every night.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (

Jon Phillips


The right price ; More interesting industrial design than the G Watch ; Better display specs than G Watch

Almost illegible display in sunlight ; Annoying strap and charging adapter ; Poor battery life

The Gear Live is the best hardware expression of the world's best smartwatch OS. But Samsung's reign will be short unless it innovates in key areas.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black
Colour of product:Black
Dust resistant: Yes
Housing colour:Black / Grey
Waterproof: Yes

Other features

Colour of product:Black
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
USB port:N


Battery Capacity:300
Battery Life:24


Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Band colour:Black
Built-In Microphone:Y
Display diagonal:4.14 / 41.4
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
Housing colour:Grey
Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Operating system installed:Android Wear 1.0
Processor frequency:1200
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:37.8 / 8.9
Thickness:13.7 / 5.64
Weight:59 / 65.2
Width:3.79 / 60