Samsung Gear Sport review

Samsung Gear Sport review

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Introduction

Samsung’s latest smart watch entry is the Gear Sport. The Gear Sport is smaller and lighter than the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier which should make for a more comfortable fit and a look, which is more appealing to both sexes alike. The Gear Sport is now water-resistant up 50 meters and can track swims. Combined with Tizen 3.0 and numerous S-Health improvements it’s shaping up as a competitive offering from Samsung.

Samsung Gear Sport review

Samsung Gear Sport Key Features

  • 1.2″ Circular Full Color Super AMOLED, 360 x 360, 302ppi always on display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Dual-core 1.0GhHz CPU, 4GB Internal memory (1.6GB available) & 768MB RAM
  • 300mAh Li-Ion Battery with wireless charging
  • Tizen 3.0 Operating System
  • 42.9 x 44.6 x 11.6 mm, 67g (with strap) / 50g (without strap)
  • 20mm Silicon strap, standard attachment allows for 3rd party straps
  • Stainless steel case MIL-STD-810G Certified, Water Resistant (5ATM / 50 meters)
  • Accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, optical HR sensor & light sensor
  • Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
  • Vibration, speaker for audible alerts
  • Microphone to support S-Voice
  • Supports Android 4.4 or later & iPhone 5 or later with iOS 9.0 and above

Main shortcomings

  • Couldn’t match Samsung’s quoted battery life
  • A Lack of expected fitness data

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Samsung didn’t design the Gear Sport to make and receive calls on the watch itself unlike the Gear S3 or Series 3 LTE Apple Watch. The clue’s in the name, Samsung is pitching the Gear Sport as a fitness focused smart-watch first and foremost. As such it will have to also compete with dedicated fitness wearables. We’ll be looking at the fitness aspects in greater detail than usual – during a recent European trip we put on our trainers to find out. Read on to see how we got on.

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