Samsung Gear Sport
Tizen OS 3.0 - Bluetooth, Wifi
4 reviews from the community
Review of "Samsung Gear Sport"
Samsung Gear Sport – Design and screenWhen I reviewed the Samsung Gear S3, I found it rather cumbersome to wear. It was a gargantuan wearable and looked comically big on my wrists. Thankfully, the Gear Sport is of a more manageable size. Its thickness isn’t much more than an Apple Watch Series 3, which means it’s less prone to snagging on sleeves when you want to look at it.
Samsung has shaved about 13g of the weight as a result (compared to the Gear S3 Frontier), with the Gear Sport weighing a far wrist-friendlier 50g. As mentioned, much of this size and weight is shed through the lack of an LTE modem, which was a feature of the Gear S3. But when you consider that the implementation of LTE connectivity on the Gear S3 wasn’t as seamless as seen on the Apple Watch Series 3 – which has a single shared phone number between phone and wearable – it isn’t something I miss on the Gear Sport.The Gear Sport comes in a choice of either blue or black finishes; the former is definitely the more eye-catching. It’s a two-tone finish, with a darker shade of blue on the watch casing, contrasting with a bright, vibrant blue for the silicone strap. I rather like it, having approached the Gear Sport very much as a sports watch. However, those looking for a more discreet wearable might find it difficult to pair in more formal scenarios where black will be the safer option.
You get both large and small straps included in the box, but you can easily swap these out completely for a standard 20mm watch strap.The watch casing almost appears to be made up of two parts. The base is a subtle, almost rounded-off square, with the fully circular display sat on top, and the rotating bezel surrounding it. The bezel has ridged edges that make it easy to spin, which I find preferable to the smooth bezel of the Gear S2, which was sometimes tricky to rotate.
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The display itself is a 1.2-inch AMOLED with a 360 x 360 resolution. It’s as beautifully crisp and vibrant as any of Samsung’s other wearable displays. I haven’t encountered any issues with visibility outdoors and text always looks sharp as a tack.The wearable also has a colour always-on display mode, which keeps the display turned on in a less battery draining mode even when the watch isn’t in use. This makes it easy to check the time, and also means the Gear Sport resembles a traditional watch when not in use. I found the wrist-on gesture to wake up the watch a little hit and miss, making the always-on display a welcome inclusion. It does mean less battery life overall, however.
Samsung Gear Sport Black
Super AMOLED Display 1,2" (30,2 mm), 16 M colours, smart notifications, fitness- and swim tracking, integrated GPS and MP3 Player, supports Spotify, compatib...
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Product Information : Samsung Gear Sport
Manufacturer's product descriptionTizen OS 3.0 - Bluetooth, Wifi
Cellular / Type: Smart watch
Cellular / Operating System: Tizen OS 3.0
Display / Diagonal Size: 1.2 in
Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi
EAN: 8806088971759, 8806088971759
MPN: SM-R600NZKABTU, SM-R600NZBABTU
Product Name: Samsung Gear Sport
Listed on Ciao since: 03/11/2017