Samsung Galaxy Gear S

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  • Neat design
  • SIM card slot
  • almost independent
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  • No Android Wear compatibility
  • difficult to type on it

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Samsung Galaxy Gear S Review

Samsung Galaxy Gear S will definitely find some room on your wrist if you’re passionate about technology and if you want to bring your Android device closer than ever before. Smart watches are a recent addition on the market, but these wearables are already extremely popular among people who want to make the most out of their phones. The bulky and bland designs have been criticized in the beginning, but the technology is evolving much faster in this field than in that of phones, so thickness has been cut off quite a lot recently.

 

The device is still larger than your usual watch, and this is because the screen size needs to be big enough to easily accommodate all the needed features. In short, if you decide to wear the Samsung Galaxy Gear S, you will feel like wearing your phone on the wrist. However, there aren’t yet too many apps specially designed for the wearable counterpart of your Android device, but overall there is much more to explore than a year ago.

There is a new and interesting addition to the Samsung Galaxy Gear S: we truly don’t exaggerate when we talk about it as a second phone, considering you have a SIM card slot for the watch itself. However, you might need a connected data plan if you want to fully benefit from this. Although there have been major steps in the direction of independence when it comes to smart watches and phones, you will have to wait for a few more wearable generations to come by.

 

What’s surprising when it comes to Samsung Galaxy Gear S is that its system is more enclosed than expected. The device does not rely on the Google Android Wear apps, a landscape with a wide range of apps at the moment; instead, the watch works with the Gear apps that run under the Tizen software, so you have less things to choose from when wearing this watch.

 

The 2-inch display is the largest available when it comes to wearables that are part of either Wear or Gear projects, and it might sometimes feel just like a second phone. However, for some, it might also feel a bit too large when worn. Samsung probably expected this feeling to occur and this is why they employed a curved screen instead of a flat one. This way, the screen roughly follows the curvature of your hand, the watch being easier to wear.

 

If you’re looking to wear a Samsung Galaxy Gear S on your wrist, you should steer away from typing on its screen. Unfortunately, a 2-inch screen is too small for most of us in order to become effective typers, so if you really want to send a message without taking the phone out of your pocket, you should rely instead on the voice recognition, which is surprisingly good. Overall, this sixth wearable device from Samsung is a great step in the right direction, even though there is still room for improvement. After all, this sector is still under heavy development.

  • The Good :
    Neat design, SIM card slot, almost independent
  • The Bad :
    No Android Wear compatibility, difficult to type on it
Our score:
4 / 5

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  • The Samsung Galaxy Gear S is manufactured by Samsung and was added in March 2015 in the Smartwatch section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5

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