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Samsung Gear Sport

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Samsung Gear Sport

Updated: Oct. 02, 2018

Ranked 7th of 10 smartwatches with a Quid Score of 80.

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Samsung Gear Sport

Ranked 7th of 10 smartwatches with a Quid Score of 80.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 7th overall.

Key Information
  • Type: Smartwatch
  • Battery Life: 2-3 days
  • Built-in GPS: Yes
  • Fitness Measurements: Yes - calories burned and consumed, pace, speed, distance, floors climbed, activity over a period, goal-setting; workout-specific tracking
  • Cellular Connectivity: No
Other Information
  • Band Options: Yes - 2 sizes (S + L); compatible with any 20mm strap; comes in rubber but offers numerous options
  • Display Size: 1.2 in. diagonal
  • Case Material: Metal
  • Color Options: Yes - 2
  • Sleep Tracker: Yes
  • Storage Capacity: 4GB
  • Heart Rate Sensor: Yes
  • Siri Voice Response: Yes
  • Sweat/Water Resistant: Yes - water resistant up to 50M and tracks swims
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2
  • Additional Information: Rotating bezel; water resistant in salt water; offline Spotify playback; limited accomodation of 3rd party apps

Expert Rating: 71%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 71%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

The Gear Sport is well designed. The built-in mic is a great addition, allowing for voice commands, calls, and message responses. The battery life seems to drain faster than the official product claim. A lack of third party app options and a “S-voice” assistant that doesn’t respond well are some of the device’s shortcomings.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Battery Life - Average
  • Functionality - Below average
  • Fitness Options - Average
  • Design - Above Average
  • Water Resistance - Above average
  • Usability - Average
  • Extra Features - Above average
Notable Positives
  • Great software experience
  • Rotating bezel adds convenience
  • Accurate step/heart rate tracking
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Built-in mic for voice control
Notable Negatives
  • Short battery life
  • Proprietary charging cable
  • Lack of 3rd-party apps
  • "S-voice" assistant slow and inaccurate
  • Somewhat unattractive
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Battery Life - Average
  • Functionality - Below average
  • Fitness Options - Average
  • Design - Above Average
  • Water Resistance - Above average
  • Usability - Average
  • Extra Features - Above average

Customer Rating: 82%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 82%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Customers like the device’s traditional aesthetic, and the “Always On” display option is convenient for those who don’t like blinking screens. Limited app selections, a lack of iOS integration, and overly frequent workout notifications are shortcomings.

Ideal for people:

Spotify users, since it features offline Spotify playback, as well as fitness fanatics, especially swimmers.

Not ideal for people:

Apple users or those who would want 3rd-party app options. Those who find frequent notifications annoying while working out.

Notable Pros:
  • Looks like a traditional watch
  • Waterproof
  • Great for people with active lives
  • Good basic functions
  • Long battery life
  • Sleek design
  • "Always On" display option
Notable Cons:
  • Limited app selection
  • Not great with iOS
  • Heart rate inaccuracies
  • Workout notifications

Brand Score: 100%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Brand Score: 100%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Samsung is a Korean electronics company. It expanded globally in the late 80s and now encompasses about 80 companies that make products in categories ranging from security to technology, including a medical center. The company entered the smartwatch category in 2013 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Heritage - 5/5

Samsung was founded in 1969. A major company milestone was the 1980 merging of Samsung Electronics and Samsung Semiconductor. Kun-hee Lee took over the company in 1987 and led a restructuring that created one of the world’s top electronics companies.

Innovation - 5/5

The company produced a variety of "world's first" products, including a 33" double screen television, real-time MPEG-3 tech, MP3 mobile phone, and mass production of the digital television.

Reliability - 5/5

Samsung has a support page on its site that features a general search option, a community help board, warranty information, a comprehensive FAQ/info section, and help via phone, chat, or email.

Social Good - 5/5

Samsung is dedicated to three areas of corporate responsibility: education, sustainability and health, and work in local community organizations. The company collaborates with responsible supply chains.

Relevance - 5/5

The company provides product release updates as well as collaboration projects across all of its social media platforms. The YouTube channel features short films highlighting Samsung products in everyday life.

Retail: Best Price $299.99

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $299.99

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

Samsung offers a 1-year limited warranty over its wearable products, covering defects in manufacturing and materials. Repair or replacement of the product will be made with proof of purchase. Wearables can be returned to an authorized center for service.

Best Purchase Options
Samsung - $299.99
Best Purchase Option
Samsung - $299.99

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