[2021] Samsung smartwatches review by experts

Lee Byung-Chul was the founder of Samsung as a trading company in 1938. Within three years, the company jumped into the field of food processing, textiles, insurance coverage, protections, and also retail. Samsung started to manufacture electronic device’s in the late 1960’s and shipbuilding industries in the Mid-1970s; this took Samsung to a massive growth. Complying with Lee’s death in 1987, Samsung was separated right into 4 business groups– Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ Group, and also Hansol Group. Since 1990, Samsung started to manufacture electronic devices globally; in particular, its mobile phones and semiconductors have become its essential source of income. As of 2017.

While Pebble is commonly known as the smartwatch fire starter, Samsung wasn’t much behind. In August, Samsung’s Lee Young-hee announced the upcoming watch. And in September 2013, Samsung introduces the Galaxy Gear.

So here was the whole intro on Samsung and how it appeared in the market of the smartwatch. Now let us know about its watches and jump directly into the article. Samsung smartwatches can be divided into two categories and let us call it as a family. So those two families of Samsung smartwatches are “Samsung Galaxy” and “Samsung Gear”. Now every family has different series and every series have different variants. Not only that some of the series have different generations. So come and let us Know about them individually and in detail.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Series Smartwatches

1). SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH

It comes in 3 variants are Samsung Galaxy watch, Samsung Galaxy watch LTE, and Samsung Galaxy watch Golf edition. The only difference in the Golf edition and LTE version is that it is designed especially for Golf and the LTE variant has a cellular model rest the features are same. Samsung Galaxy watch comes In 3 different colors (Silver, Midnight Black, Rose Gold) and 2 different sizes (46 mm and 42 mm). The product guarantees the quality and longevity of the device. The watch provides your fitness tracking facility to keep you fit and healthy and updates your health condition regularly. The device also facilitates you to make and receive calls without your phone. With four-day battery life, the device comes at an affordable price. But the smartwatch does not support Google Maps, Whats App, FB Messenger. The screen of the watch is relatively small therefore some touch issues comes which sometimes makes it difficult to handle the watch.

Samsung smartwatches review by experts
Pros
  • Vibrant OLED display
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Good fitness features
  • Good fitness features
  • Two sizes for large and small wrists
  • Good fitness/sleep tracker
  • Samsung Pay support is awesome
Cons
  • Bixby / S Voice is terrible
  • 42mm model has a much smaller battery
  • Few apps for Tizen
  • LTE model is going to cost you extra
  • Very little internal storage

2. SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH ACTIVE

Samsung Galaxy watch active has 2 generations the first one is the Samsung Galaxy watch active and the second one is Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 but the second one comes in 2 variants Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 and Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 Golf edition.

(i) Samsung Galaxy watch active

Samsung Galaxy watch active comes in 4 different colors (Silver, Black, Rose Gold, and Green) with 8 different straps color (Light Grey, Black, Green, Light Pink, Yellow, White, Light Blue, and Orange). With a decent battery life, Samsung Galaxy watch active gives you excellent display and fitness tracking capabilities. It is a very comfortable watch as it is light weighted. The watch also has a simple look with no rotating bezels. The device doesn’t support a variety of features but satisfies you with its existing features. The watch works smoothly with fewer issues and it is bright enough to be visible in sunlight. The watch also facilitates you to download and transfer songs to the watch itself. The device supports the heart rate monitoring system, gives you exact updates regarding distance traveled, step count.

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Pros
  • Light comfortable fit
  • The bright colorful AMOLED screen
  • digital dial
  • Voice assistant
  • Choice of Bluetooth or explorer edition
  • Two sizes available(40mm/44mm)
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Extensive installation of the apps for ios
  • hard to navigate on such a small screen without rotating bezel

(ii) Samsung Galaxy watch active 2

The only difference in the Golf edition is that it is designed especially for Golf rest the features are the same. Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 comes in 3 variants (Stainless steel, Stainless steel LTE, and Aluminum). It is available in two sizes (44 mm, and 40 mm). And there are three colors available (Silver, Gold, and Black). Every variant of Samsung galaxy watch active 2 is almost the same. Samsung galaxy watch active 2 has a digital rotating dial with an upgraded version. The device supports LTE  variant of 40 mm and 44 mm sizes, extra workout features. Samsung galaxy watch active 2 gives you an improved heart rate monitoring system and interchangeable silicon strap which makes the watch more comfortable and gives it a smart look to make you presentable. Though the device is capable of tracking almost 39 workouts manually, automatically tracking, swimming, cycling, running but lacks to support some important apps. It also provides you an improved battery life of almost 2 days but the price of the watch is expensive. The sensor of the watch works smoothly with no issue.

Samsung smartwatches review by experts
Pros
  • Larger size
  • Bigger (and beautiful) display
  • Great battery life
  • Has an LTE variant
  • Very comfortable
  • Attractive yet unassuming design
  • Virtual rotating bezel works well
  • Mostly good activity and sleep tracking
Cons
  • No performance gain over the predecessor
  • ECG and fall detection not available at launch
  • App support still lacking
  • Bixby doesn’t really make a difference

SAMSUNG GEAR Series Smartwatch

There are 2 series of Samsung Gear those are :

1. SAMSUNG GEAR

Samsung Gear has 2 generations the first one is Samsung Gear and the second one is Samsung Gear 2 but both have different variants Samsung Gear has 3 variants which are Samsung Galaxy Gear, Samsung Gear sports and Samsung Gear live and now Samsung Gear 2 has 2 variants those are Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 neo.

(i) Samsung galaxy Gear

This was the first smartwatch by Samsung. It comes in 4 colors (Black, Grey, Brown, and Yellow) with 4 different colors of straps (Yellow, white, black, and orange). The properly polished watch Samsung Galaxy Gear has a steel body and an adjustable strap that has limited flexibility but not interchangeable. The water-resistant watch Samsung Galaxy Gear has a camera in it with sufficient image quality and a lot of bezel in it. Now you get to experience much more bigger and clear AMOLED display about 1.6 inches. Its weight is tolerable i.e nor too heavy neither too light. But the device is highly dependent on a  connected device to function without any issue. Though this device you can manage calls, text, and get notifications regarding your Emails, twitter, etc with its two microphones and one speaker. You can also install new apps to update your software quickly. volume, play, pause, back, repeat buttons are adjustable.the watch’s durability is guaranteed.

Pros
  • Phone calls on your wrist
  • Surprisingly good camera
  • Built to last
Cons
  • Uninformative notifications
  • Apps are either buggy or substandard
  • Insipid, cumbersome design
  • Has the battery life of a phone, not a watch
  • Extravagantly overpriced

(ii) Samsung Gear sports

It comes in 2 different colors (Black, and Blue). The water-resistant watch Samsung Gear sport has an accurate sensor and poor battery life. The very sophisticated design of the watch gives you a confident look. It has a super AMOLED screen and is visible in the presence of sunlight. The device regularly monitors your workouts, daily steps, distance traveled, heart rate thus keeps you fit. It can track almost 60 different workouts and can update your duration and quality of sleep. The price of the watch is cheap and affordable. It can track GPS.

Samsung smartwatches review by experts
Pros
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • Can play Spotify offline
  • uses Samsung health
  • compatible with Samsung pay
  • water resistance up to 50 m
Cons
  • not a lot of onboard storage
  • app support is lacking
  • poor battery life
  • poor fitness tracking
  • kills phone battery quickly
  • not the most accurate
  • no speakers

(iii) Samsung Gear live

 It comes in 2 different colors (Black, and Wine Red). With impressive google voice recognition, Samsung Gear live has a metal body, therefore, it confirms its durability and has a variety of apps at a cheaper price. though the watch supports microphone, touchscreen, and a vibrating motor but lacks to support camera and speaker. We get notification regarding emails, phone calls, google hangout chats, Facebook updates, text, twitter updates, weather notifications from the watch. But the device has a poor battery life and becomes dull in the presence of sunlight. The water and dust resistant watch Samsung gear live have a heart monitoring system in the back therefore you can easily wear it while swimming. Incoming call can be answered or rejected but you cannot make calls through it. The device has a high-quality AMOLED display and can track your daily activities, steps, exercises, and workout thus helps to burn your calorie.

(iv) Samsung Gear 2

The only difference in the Samsung Gear 2 neo is that Samsung Gear 2 has a front camera and it comes in 3 different colors (Black, Brown, & Orange). Samsung Gear 2 neo does not and Samsung Gear 2 neo is lighter than Samsung Gear 2 and it comes in 3 different colors (Black, Grey, & Orange) rest the features are same. The water and dust resistant watch Samsung Gear 2 has improved design, heart rate monitoring system extra fitness tracking facility, and notification updates. But the device supports a limited number of apps. It has replaceable rubberized plastic strap and bright AMOLED screen but becomes a little dull in presence of direct sunlight. You can manage your calls, text emails,  easily through this watch. The watch also supports a picture gallery app, weather apps, music player, phone dialer, call log, phone contacts, a pedometer, sleep tracker, exercise tracker, tv remote, camera, stopwatch, timer app, find my device phone locator, etc. It has a decent battery life of almost 3 days. The device facilitates GPS and Bluetooth. Samsung gear 2 satisfies its price.

2. SAMSUNG GEAR S

 Samsung Gear S has 3 generations those are Samsung Gear S, Samsung Gear S2, and Samsung Gear S3 but Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S3 have different variants Samsung Gear S2 have 2 variants which are Samsung Gear S2, and Samsung Gear S2 classic and now Samsung Gear S3 has 2 variants those are Samsung Gear S3 classic and Samsung Gear S3 frontier.

(i) Samsung Gear s

The on-wrist phone Samsung gear s smartwatch has a big OLED display which is bright enough in presence of sunlight has an attractive look and decent battery life has its bonus battery pack.but the device doesn’t support all apps and you cannot install your apps without being paired with your phone. you can manage calls SMS using its sim card slot and has its data and cell service, microphone, and speaker. It has water resistance capability and its band can be replaced occasionally. It has sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate monitoring system, barometer, ambient light for display brightness, and UV. the device has some typing issues but it comes at an affordable price.

(ii) Samsung Gear s2

The only difference in the Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S2 classic is that Samsung Gear S2 detects activities automatically and Samsung Gear S2 classic has GPS and can be used to answer calls. Where Samsung gear S2 has two variants Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S2 3G where one has a cellular connection and others do not. Samsung Gear S2 comes in 2 different colors (Silver, and Dark Grey). and Samsung Gear S2 classic comes in 3 different colors (Black, Platinum, & Rose Gold). Samsung Gear S2 has a fully circular AMOLED screen and measures around 1.2 inches. The display is visible even in the presence of sunlight. The traditional look of the watch makes your wrist more attractive and presentable. The watch also provides you Always-on option and rotating bezels. But the device lacks high-quality apps and customization options. Due to the always-on option, its battery life is poor. The device is lightly weighted around 47 g therefore comfortable to wear for long period. Moreover, the device is water and dust resistant.

(iii) Samsung Gear s3

The only difference in the Samsung Gear S3 frontier and Samsung Gear S3 classic is that Samsung Gear S3 classic is lighter and it comes only in grey color and Samsung Gear S3 frontier has 1-day long battery life, can be used to answer calls, and comes only in black color. Both come in 2 variants Samsung Gear S3 frontier and Samsung Gear S3 frontier LTE, Samsung Gear S3 classic, and Samsung Gear S3 classic LTE. Both having an extracellular module rest is the same. Samsung Gear s3 has a traditional big look and a rotating bezel which makes you presentable in office and supports GPS, speakerphone, and LTE. You can track heart rate, daily activity automatically can monitor water and coffee intake through this watch and also recommends stretching exercises. But due to LTE, its battery life is poor. Though the watch has water resistivity it is not swimming proof. The device doesn’t work smoothly. 

These are the list of smartwatches manufactured by Samsung to date. so we have done great research and came up with this article for you guys. So guys tell us in the comment section below how was the article and what we should do to improve our article, and also tell us what you want us to do. We are waiting for your feedback. Also guys thanks a lot to LISA BASU for her great support because this article is possible because of her. Thank you

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