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Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch by Samsung runs on the TIZEN operating system developed by Samsung. It was announced on august 2017 and later released in November same year.

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Samsung Gear Sport Full Specifications

 samsung gear sport vs galaxy watch active

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Gear Sport
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--
Successor--
Released dateNovember, 2017
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Display size1.2 inch
Screen resolution360 x 360 pixel
Screen resolution424 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen, plus 2 buttons)
Always on displayYes
Always on displayYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension44.6 x 42.9 x 11.6 mm
Weight67 grams
Casing materialPolycarbonate
Strap materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialCeramics
Band size20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Black, blue

MEMORY

RAM768MB
Internal storage4GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2
Wi-FiYes
NFC--
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS.

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology--
SIM slotNo
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
CaloriesYes
Calories ConsumptionYes
Calories ConsumptionYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

PedometerYes
PedometerYes
Accelerometer Yes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
BarometerYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 3.0
ChipsetExynos 3250
CPUDual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400MP2

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity 300mAh
Battery lifeStandby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 2 days+
ChargingWireless based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemSamsung pay
Compatibility Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and above
Companion appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes,20mm
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung gear sport
Strap
Wireless based charging cable
User manual

PRICE

About $200

Samsung Gear Sport Features

Design

Samsung Gear Sport has a well crafted design, perhaps the perfect size for the ladies. It looks compact and a beast-like design that singles it out for rugged, toughness and durability. Its screen size is only 1.2 inch which many smartwatch fans will find very interesting, but then the draw back might be the accessibility due to the 1.2 inch even though it features a rotating bezel to aid accessibility.

The 1.2 inch screen size is powered by super AMOLED 16M full color display giving it a very rich interface.

It weighs 50 grams without the strap, while with the strap it weighs 67 grams, a bit heavy if you ask me, but its still ok. It features an always-on display which allows you to read contents on the screen without having to press the button.

The watch faces can be customized, same as the strap, giving you total control over the appearance of the Gear sport. There is a huge list of watch faces to choose from. The strap can be changed with a 20mm band of your choice.

Media

With the Gear sport you can take your music on the go while working out or on official duty. It has a 4GB internal storage out of which 1.5GB is available for storage of files such as photos, tracks and other files. You can store your favorite tracks by transferring from your phone or download directly from SPOTIFY, you can then blast using a Bluetooth supported earbud or play via the device loudspeaker.

Battery

We saw the Gear fit with somewhat poor battery life and capacity, but the Gear sport has a little battery upgrade. It has a li-ion battery with a capacity of 300mAh. on standby it can last an average of 4days while on mixed average usage it stays up for about 2days. As I pointed out earlier, its quiet an upgrade from the Gear fit and still quiet a great option for a fitness watch.

Water Resistance/Protection

The Gear sport is water and dust resistant, it passes the military test for toughness and is MIL-STD-810G certified. It is also IP68 certified and it is water resistant up to 5ATM equivalent to 50 meters, this means you can wear the Gear sport while swimming, under rainfall or while working out without having to worry about sweat damaging the device.

The screen is also built for toughness and durability with a corning gorilla glass 3 protection.

Activity/Fitness tracking

Just as expected, the Gear sport comes with the Samsung health app which has a huge list of fitness tracking features. It can track steps, distance covered, a heart rate monitoring feature, calories burnt and other fitness tracking features.

Notifications & Application

With the Gear sport, staying updated with notifications from your phone is not left out. You get notified when there is a notification on your phone such as;

  • Incoming call alerts: receive calls/call alert, with the built in speaker you can answer calls without reaching for your phone.
  • An event reminder Which keeps you updated with your schedule and calendar reminder.
  • Weather forecast : that updates you on weather forecast data.
  • SMS: receive SMS alerts on the go.
  • E-mail: receive email alerts on the go.
  • Info push: it gets you instant notification from different applications such as facebook, whatapp, twitter alerts and other apps.

Another great thing ,is the rotating bezel which allows you to access notifications from your favorite apps easily on the tiny 1.2 inch screen.

The Pros

  • It has a stylish sporty design.
  • It is built for durability.
  • 768MB RAM size or a faster smartwatch.
  • Its has a loudspeaker with you can play media files.
  • Its water and dust resistant.
  • Its water and dust resistant.
  • It has a host of fitness tracking features.

The Cons

  • It is quiet heavy at 67grams.
  • The battery life is quiet poor.

Editor’s Ratings

We found the Samsung gear sport to be a complete smartwatch, it has lots of features that makes it suitable as a fitness tracker as well great for casual outings.

After a thorough review,findings from our research on this device and based on real users experiences, here is our honest rating on the samsung gear sport;

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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