Samsung Gear Sport review: the best new smartwatch for Android users – Hardware reviews

Samsung Gear Sport review: the best new smartwatch for Android users – Hardware reviews


As always, Samsung is taking advantage of IFA to make some announcements, especially in terms of wearables. In addition to the new Gear IconX 2017 headphones and the Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker, the South Korean manufacturer also announced a new Gear S series watch, still running Tizen, called Gear Sport. What’s new? Check out our first impressions.

 

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Samsung Gear Sport release date and price

The new Gear Sport is expected to arrive in stores very soon, presumably in September or October. Two colors are available: black and blue. Samsung also offers 23 different 20 mm bracelets made of plastic, leather or a combination of both materials. Other 20 mm bracelets will work, too.

The US price is not yet official, but we expect the Gear Sport could sell for around the $350 dollar mark. In Europe, it will sell for 349 EUR and arrive at the end of October. Samsung, of course, will likely stop selling its 2016 models: the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier. Further information should come from the press conference.

Samsung Gear Sport design and build quality

With this new Gear generation, Samsung shows that it’s not abandoning smartwatches as a category. On the contrary, the manufacturer estimates that the market for wearables will double by 2021. That is why, unlike the Gear S3, the new Gear Sport seems to address both a male and a female audience. Its design has been…



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