You probably want to get a Samsung smartwatch if you have a Samsung phone. The thing is, it’s not as easy as an Apple Watch (the selected series are essentially 3, 4 and 5). While wearable Samsung’s line is less comprehensive than, say, Fitbit’s or Garmin’s, it may still be difficult for you to determine for yourself. Save up to $128 when you get the Samsung Gear Sport, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Watch Active 2 on Amazon today.
Samsung Gear Sport – $180, was $300
Samsung Gear Sport is a sleek, stylish and brilliant balance of form and work, with many features. It has the same rotating bezel as the Gear S3, but as opposed to the Gear S3, the Gear Sport is smaller and less bulky. It’s compact, easy and will not snuggle like bigger smartwatches in your pocket.
The rotating bezel allows you to view apps, widgets, and notifications by rotating it clockwise or counterclockwise. It is fun to use, and even makes a ticking sound like a mechanical watch. Most important of all, it works seamlessly.
Beneath its 1.2-inch AMOLED screen and rotating bezel, the Gear Sport runs on Samsung’s proprietary operating system, Tizen, and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
4 GB storage can be used to upload and play music files via Bluetooth on the smartwatch. Only leave in your pocket your mobile. Spotify Tizen can also easily transfer downloaded music to your watch which can’t be done by an Apple Watch.
It normally costs $300, but with Amazon’s whopping $130 discount, you can get it for the very affordable price of $169.
Samsung Galaxy Watch – $259, was $300
The 44mm version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch is available on Amazon for a cool $41 off. Get it for $259 instead of $300. What’s more, you can score an additional $50 off instantly upon approval for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card, reducing the price even further to $209.
This watch also rocks a mechanical rotating bezel and runs on the company’s proprietary Tizen software and a 1.5GHz processor.
Similarly beautiful is the 1.3-inch AMOLED screen. The colors are very popular, the blacks are rich and deep, and outdoors are bright enough.
It is covered by Corning’s Gorilla DX+ military glass that lasts and keeps this free of scratches. On the right hand hand side of the watch there are two actual buttons, and they come with a silicone band that can be replaced if you want something fancier like a leather strap.
Navigating the Samsung Galaxy Watch is a hoot. Swipe left and you will see 20 random apps with live notifications, Tapping and holding the top button allows you to access Samsung Pay, and pressing the bottom one allows you to access all your apps.
Need to mention though that Samsung has removed Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology from this watch, which means you can’t pay anywhere cards are accepted. And while you can double-tap the lower button to ask Bixby (Samsung’s virtual assistant) a question, his responses are pretty limited.
The Galaxy Watch’s fitness tracking, however, is amazing. There are up to 39 workouts that you can track in total, and the watch can detect six workouts automatically, including walking, running, and cycling.
The watch can also do sleep tracking (if you wear it in bed, of course), keeping tabs on your sleep time, light sleep, restlessness, and time spent motionless. Sometimes, though, the Galaxy Watch bombards you with so much information that you won’t know what to do with it.
This watch’s battery life is quite impressive. A single charge managed to last for four days.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 – $272, was $400
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 provides robust activity monitoring, a beautiful monitor, a beautifully smooth interface and battery life for two days. Simply put, this is one of the best intelligent watches you can now find. Get it on Amazon for $272 rather than $400 big savings worth € 128.
The 1.4 inch Active 2 screen is a 360x 360 pixel display, superbly bright and breathtaking. There is a lot of deep blacks, pop colors and text.
And even if you only set a device luminosity to three (from 1 to 10), even under the direct sun, it’s still bright enough to be seen outdoors.
A number of buttons are found on the right bank for further navigation and the IP68 rating allows this smartwatch to be submerged for about half an hour in meter-deep water.
As mentioned earlier, the main highlight of the Active 2 is its digital rotating bezel. It’s not as satisfying as the “clicking” mechanical rotating bezels of the Gear Sport and Galaxy Watch, and it makes the watch a fingerprint magnet, but it’s fun and easy to use nonetheless.
All the basics in fitness and wellness tracking are present in the Active 2, plus plenty more. Walking, running, swimming, cycling, rowing, elliptical training, and dynamic workouts are automatically tracked, and you can measure your stress levels with heart rate data and choose to receive reminders to stand, stretch, or go for a quick stroll.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 ranks alongside the Galaxy Watch as the best smartwatch that you can buy for Android. Get the 44mm version of it on Amazon for the discounted price of $272.