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Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500)

Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500)
alaScore 86

942 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 942 reviews of Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and design are generally positive. The portability and size also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, size, portability, design, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the comfort and software are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the reliability and price are different. There are some negative comments about the size.

portability, usability, performance, software, comfort

size

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung Gear S (SM-R750 / SM-R7500) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the performance. There are some negative views about the size.

price, usability, design, battery, portability

size

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2024

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear S

 

Big watch, big price, big ambition, but too many little problems

Big, bright screen ; Improved app support ; Good S Health integration

Slightly laggy performance ; Apps still need to be downloaded on phone

Combining the SIM support with the built-in GPS receiver does mean you can use the Samsung Gear S for navigation, as well as running other apps that require both GPS and a data signal.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Lily Prasuethsut (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear S review

 

The Samsung Gear S is a standalone smartwatch ... with some caveats

Slick OS ; Nice AMOLED display ; Can be a standalone phone ; Decent battery life

Large and bulky ; Strap is unwieldy ; Still needs a Samsung phone ; Expensive

The Gear S isn't very comfortable and definitely not a smartwatch for everyone but the device still has a few perks.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Kieran Alger (t3.com)

Samsung Gear S review: Hands-on

 

The new 3G-toting Samsung Gear S has it all in fits and smarts

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Gear S review - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung isn't shy of releasing a smartwatch or two. Indeed it's been putting them to market by the bucket load, but in so doing the company has been

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S review

 

The dream of a fully standalone wrist gadget that can make phone calls, stay connected and even help you be sounds good, at least on paper. To own a smartwatch usually means having it be perma-paired to a phone in your pocket: it ends up being,...

The Samsung Gear S has a big, bright curved display, decent battery life, comes with its own bonus battery pack and can stay connected away from a phone with its own 3G data or Wi-Fi. It's attractive, albeit rather large. It's a complete on-wrist phone.

It still requires a recent Samsung phone to pair with and install apps, and its standalone features don't work with all apps and notifications. The Gear app library is still weak compared with Android Wear.

The wildly ambitious Samsung Gear S smartwatch doubles as a full standalone smartphone, but the software and apps available don't let it do as much as you'd expect.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S hands-on review

 

The smartwatch onslaught continues and although Samsung just launched the Gear Live, it's now introduced the Gear S which doesn't need a smartphone to work. Here's our Samsung Gear S hands-on review from IFA 2014. Read: The best smartwatches of 2014:...

The Samsung Gear S might have some decent specs but we just don't understand the concept of a smartwatch which can take a SIM-card. It's too expensive, and the vast majority of users will find the device simply too big. Sorry Samsung, we just don't get...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (theinquirer.net)

Samsung Gear S hands-on review

 

We get up close and personal with the 3G-equipped Tizen smartwatch

While the Gear S doesn't follow the common path of most smartwatch makers and uses Samsung's Tizen OS, as opposed to the increasingly common Android Wear, it did impress us.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (digitalspy.com)

Samsung Gear S hands-on: The wearable that doesn't need a phone (sort of)

 

Samsung has decided to go against the grain and opt for its own Tizen OS to power its latest smartwatch.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Gear S review: Between two worlds

 

Samsung is knees deep in the latest trend of gearing up your wrist with an extension of your smartphone. The Gear S however walks the extra mile of offering independent 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity along with full telephony support.

2-inch curved Super AMOLED multi-touch screen with a resolution of 360 x 480 pixels (300 ppi pixel density) ; Plastic 67 g body, permanently mounted on a proprietary wrist band, available in black or white ; Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400...

Way to big and clunky for most wrists ; No standard band-replacement options available, and you can only get a black or white one from Samsung

Smartwatches are obviously here to stay. The smart wearable concept has been the object of experimentation for quite some time but it's only now that it really picks up the pace of development. It seems that every major manufacturer is on board this...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Gear S review: an ambitious and painfully flawed smartwatch

 

The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch that's also a phone. But it still needs a phone -- and a Samsung phone, at that -- to be of any use. That, combined with its bulky design, small app selection and $350 asking price, makes the Gear S difficult to...

Works as a standalone phone ; Colorful AMOLED display ; Decent battery life ; Comes with a cradle that's also a portable charger

Still needs a phone for activation and loading apps ; Limited app selection ; Bulky design with proprietary wrist straps ; Expensive

The Samsung Gear S is a device that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Sure, it's great that it can act as a standalone smartwatch and doesn't need a phone to make or receive calls. Except, well, it does. Not only does the Gear S need to be paired with...

Dec, 2014