Which Samsung smartwatch should I buy?
By Hannah Walsh
The Samsung Gear S3, Gear Sport or Gear Fit 2 - there’s plenty of Samsung smartwatches, but which should you pick? Our guide can help.
Samsung launched their first wearable way back in 2013. Since then we’ve had every Samsung smartwatch or pass through our labs – with differing degrees of success. Some have impressed, while others have frustrated us with poorly laid-out screens, short battery life and uncomfortable designs.
In the tables below we take a look at the two latest smartwatches in the Samsung range, the Gear S2 and Gear S3, as well as the Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker. All three run Samsung’s Tizen operating system, but that doesn’t mean they are all equal.
Each offers different features, a different design and has a different price tag to match. Not all Samsung devices have impressed during our fitness-tracking accuracy test either – we’ve found one that understated distance travelled during a run by more than 35%, and another that overstated heart rate by more than 60% during our testing.
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Samsung fitness tracker
Should I buy a fitness tracker or smartwatch?
The difference between smartwatches and fitness trackers boils down to whether you want a wearable device that's designed to help you communicate and deliver notifications, or one that keeps track of exercise and health. There’s often a difference in price, too. The cheapest fitness tracker we’ve tested costs less than £20, while smartwatches start from around £100.
To help you pick the right wearable for you, use our online tool below. If you're on a mobile device, you'll need to scroll down to the 'features' tab at the bottom of your screen to explore.
Once you’ve decided on the right type of wearable, take a look at our fitness tracker or smartwatch reviews . In addition to the Samsung devices, we’ve tested models from all the big-name brands, including Apple, Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei and TomTom.
If you’re still unsure which device would be the best choice then have no fear – head to our Should I buy a fitness tracker or smartwatch? guide for a full rundown of the similarities and differences.