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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 40mm Rose Gold

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.0
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Battery Life
 28
battery life, charge, day, days, watch
+54%
-46%
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" ...  Still loving my watch but I think it's worth noting that I downloaded an aftermarket watch face and saw a significant decrease on battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  I get about 2 days on single charge. ... I also have the s10+, so I can also charge it using that. ... Wish the overall battery life was longer, but the charging makes it okay  ...  "
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" ...  it will last all day but you will have to charge it every 24hrs or less if you use it a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to charge it daily.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life seems good.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life seems good, 2 to 3 days in my experience.  ...  "
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" ...  But the description says the battery lasts for days, they did not include that it only lasts for days if you have it in power saving mode.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life could be a tad better but all in all it really have enjoyed using this watch.  ...  "
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Apps
 24
apps, samsung, watch, fitbit, notifications
+58%
-42%
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" ...  Highly customizable, from the watch face to the apps widgets, backgrounds, and notifications it displays. ... It comes with 18 built-in apps, which are the normal Samsung apps (messages, email, Bixby, etc.) ... If I change the default SMS app to the Samsung Messages though, it works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Waited on the phone for 40 minutes to speak to someone and she told me to reset my app for my new phone.  ...  "
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" ...  It has alot of different face and app options to choose from.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded a new watch face and was able to customize the menus.  ...  "
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" ...  There's a bunch of cool apps.  ...  "
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" ...  And also the bezel is really big hope Samsung changes that in future watches.  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to set up through once you then it on it tells you to use the wear app whice was already downloaded onto my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  It's superior to the Versa in its functionality (Fitbit apps on the watch can be very clunky) with one important exception: as a very thorough reviewer on Android Authority pointed out, sleep measurement is WAY over (in my case by about 2.5 hours!). ... Samsung Health is also not as useful an application as Fitbit's phone app although this is not a biggie.  ...  "
Comfort
 24
comfortable, wrist, wear, strap, blood pressure
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I can easily wear it in bed without any discomfort.  ...  "
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" ...  Bracelet that comes with watch is soft and feels comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect to your phone, sleek design, small and comfortable on your wrist (at least on mine).  ...  "
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" ...  It's thin and fits under my dress shirt cuff. ... It's very comfortable (no itching or rubbing) and performs well. ... It comes with two straps. ... The longer strap is encased in a form fitting cover that fits so well you may not realize there's a strap inside. ... It's easy to change straps.  ...  "
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" ...  A lot better than my Garmin I was previously wearing!!!  ...  "
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" ...  I have to time the watch life just right if I want to be able to wear it throughout the day, during exercise, and at night to track my sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  I find it easy to use and this is the first smartwatch I've ever bought. ... It is very comfortable, I don't notice it that much and it's lightweight.  ...  "
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" ...  I also look forward to the update that includes blood pressure monitoring.  ...  "
Software Platform
 23
samsung, apps, watch, fitbit, wear os
+52%
-48%
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" ...  Waited on the phone for 40 minutes to speak to someone and she told me to reset my app for my new phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly customizable, from the watch face to the apps widgets, backgrounds, and notifications it displays. ... It comes with 18 built-in apps, which are the normal Samsung apps (messages, email, Bixby, etc.) ... If I change the default SMS app to the Samsung Messages though, it works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I use a galaxy S7 and it allows me to send messages back when I receive them through messaging or FB messenger.  ...  "
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" ...  However I haven't figured out if there is a navigation app on the watch or if there is one available to download for use outside of exercise.  ...  "
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" ...  There's a bunch of cool apps.  ...  "
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" ...  The Samsung web site chat/help box was very helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first smart watch and I attached it to by Samsung Galaxy S8.  ...  "
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" ...  It prompted me to update my Galaxy Wearables app, and then my devices found each other without me having to do anything.  ...  "
Charging
 22
charger, watch, charging, charging pad, wireless
+73%
-27%
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" ...  It comes with a magnetic charging base, just take your watch off and plop it on for a fast 1-2 hour charge! ... When fully charged, the watch will last approximately 1.5 days (see picture).  ...  "
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" ...  I get about 2 days on single charge. ... The best part is the wireless charging. ... I have wireless chargers all over the house, so its easy to charge this with out carrying the included charger. ... I also have the s10+, so I can also charge it using that. ... Wish the overall battery life was longer, but the charging makes it okay  ...  "
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" ...  as a smartwatch it works good its comfortable it has interchangeable bands the battery gets around 24 hours between charges not bad.  ...  "
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" ...  Works 2 days with single charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I charge during my nightly shower and it is fully charged within 15-20 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  They said that the offer for pre-sale clock, including the charger wireless, and I got any charger.  ...  "
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" ...  A daily charge isnt all that bad though. ... About to charge it for the 2nd time, first took about 90 to 105 minutes on the charger included (which is so cute btw!  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life seems to be pretty solid and I was able to make it nearly two days on a single full charge.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 18
watch, nice, display, large, rotating
+72%
-28%
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" ...  The screen was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is a little smaller than my other smartwatch (Huawei smartwatch gen 1), but I've gotten used to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the simplicity of selecting "night mode" so I can actually wear my device at night without the screen waking me up when I roll my wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is excellent and the battery-life reasonable--a bit less than the Fitbit Versa which I also own but certainly significantly better than the Apple Watch.  ...  "
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" ...  lightweight with a nice bright display.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch's appearance is sleek and understated, the screen itself is gorgeous, the materials feel high-quality, the fit and feel for me are spot-on, the watch is snappier to wake up from inactive, it's easy and intuitive to navigate and customize--it is in every way an upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  It's light, the strap is very comfortable (had to change the the large), touch screen works well and love the notifications.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is beautiful.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 17
easy, set, phone, peasy, use
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The choice was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to read.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use and you can do some customization.  ...  "
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" ...  To sum up its light, small, and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's really easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and navigate!  ...  "
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" ...  that you can add to a quick menu.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very intuitive and was very easy to link to my note 9.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 17
phone, bluetooth, samsung, connect, vehicles
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Easy to use interface, pairing with my phone was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Besides that, it's a great device  ...  "
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" ...  Multiple ways to enter information for text, email, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Text messaging was awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  It pairs nicely with my S9 and I can choose what notifications I want to get and not get.  ...  "
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" ...  With this watch and a Samsung phone you can easily hack that issue by putting your phone in your pocket!  ...  "
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" ...  It can pretty much do the same stuff your phone can.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch was so easy to pair with my Galaxy S9+ phone right out the box. ... They have added a lot more customization and usability over the gearfit devices.  ...  "
Band
 16
watch, strap, wrist, wear, soft
+63%
-38%
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" ...  I could sleep with it on without any issues and the stock band was comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a soft silicone band that fits nicely and is easy to adjust and secure.  ...  "
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" ...  The band it comes with is just fine. ... I ordered an aftermarket band so I won't be using the original, but I'm glad to report that the original is snug, smooth, comfortable, and very secure. ... The watch came with two different size bands, one shorter and one longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with an additional strap if you need more room.  ...  "
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" ...  The Gear Fit2 was very "Hey I'm wearing a fitness watch!" ... with its long, rectangular curve wrapping partially around the wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  The two included bands offer a solid range for wrist sizes, and of course additional sizes/colors/textures are available for purchase as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Bracelet that comes with watch is soft and feels comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with two straps. ... The longer strap is encased in a form fitting cover that fits so well you may not realize there's a strap inside. ... It's easy to change straps.  ...  "
Pedometer
 14
fitness, fitbit, calories, versa, burned
+71%
-29%
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" ...  The step counter seems to be right on the money.  ...  "
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" ...  It tracks my runs with ease, tracks all my steps, and syncs with all the health app on my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Use this for heartrate and steps monitoring.  ...  "
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" ...  Fitness features are pretty accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been searching for just about two years for a smartwatch to fit my needs - something that tracked runs and steps, felt nice on the wrist, could be dressed up, isn't loaded up with silly features that I would never use, and is a reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to see my daily, weekly, and monthly sleep, steps, and exercise.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to keep time, count steps during the day, and for running. ... The time keeping works great, the step counting glitches and the running glitches more.  ...  "
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" ...  It's lightweight and does everything my Fitbit Versa does and more.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 13
sleep tracking, tracking, track, fitness, watch
+77%
-23%
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" ...  I wake up at 6 am every day and go to sleep usually at 11 pm and the battery lasts all day in a single full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  The sleep tracking feature is one of the best for me. ... I can now see how long I was asleep for, as well as how well I did sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  I mainly use it to track my activity and sleeping and it's great!!  ...  "
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" ...  I could sleep with it on without any issues and the stock band was comfortable. ... I also had issues with the fitness and sleep tracking. ... I like to see my daily, weekly, and monthly sleep, steps, and exercise.  ...  "
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" ...  Feature wise it's definitely a good fit for anyone looking for fitness or sleep tracking while not dealing with the feeling of a heavy watch upon your wrist all day/night.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleep tracking: This has been good and it does track my HR at night, so that I can get a read on resting HR (by looking at the HR section of the Samsung health app--HR is not shown in the sleep section--very disappointing, as I'm used to using Sleep as Android, which provides this info). ... Very lightweight and easy to wear to bed (a plus after wearing the Huawei for sleep tracking). ... Versa is far better on fitness and sleep tracking, as well as stand up reminders (get up and move instead of the Active's 'get up and do torso twists,' which it then does not track and so keeps reminding you to do them!)  ...  "
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" ...  Also I like the sleep app.very interesting to study my data.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleep tracking was all over the place.  ...  "
Design
 13
design, sleek, rose gold, looks, looking
+100%
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" ...  The watch itself was beautiful and felt nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered the rose gold and it fits nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my wife and she loves the looks and size.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that the watch is very nice, had great design, feels great, and is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and elegant style.  ...  "
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" ...  Ok so I have had the Samsung Gear S ( still an amazing smartwatch) the gear s2, the gear fit and fit2.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light but looks and feels sturdy .  ...  "
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" ...  Good looking watch, not too gaudy.  ...  "
Build Quality
 12
like, fits, wear, watch, plastic
+58%
-42%
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" ...  However, now it seems like Samsung has pulled the plug on that feature after the watch release.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size ,color and build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light but looks and feels sturdy .  ...  "
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" ...  Its lightweight and the strap is a soft plastic that doesnt irritate my skin. ... I've bumped up against walls and stuff and still no scratch, so that's a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered the rose gold and it fits nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  It's thin and fits under my dress shirt cuff. ... It comes with two straps. ... The longer strap is encased in a form fitting cover that fits so well you may not realize there's a strap inside.  ...  "
Features
 8
light, comfortable
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I haven't worked out with it yet but so far I am liking all of the features!  ...  "
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" ...  Looking forward to trying out all of the features.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of features.  ...  "
Notifications
 7
notifications, notification, watch, feature, calls
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I like the notifications feature because I don't have to use my phone as often since I can see them on the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  It's nice to be able to respond to a text message from my wrist again.  ...  "
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" ...  Text messaging was awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted something small enough to resemble a regular watch and simple enough to get a quick notification of my messages.  ...  "
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" ...  Multiple ways to enter information for text, email, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that I can set the notification feature to only allow texts to show on the watch.  ...  "
Heartrate
 7
monitor, hr, heart rate sensor, accurate, machines
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I wanted it for monitoring my activity, and the heart monitor is a welcome addition that I use as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The heart monitor number is pretty accurate, as calibrated against my Polar belt and several machines in my gym. ... But average heart rate for a complete workout?  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this because it's relatively smaller/thinner plus it offers heart rate and blood pressure tracking (BP comes later). ... The heart rate tracker is pretty accurate (give it time to adapt to changes in activity) and compares to the heart rate readings I get from the machines in the gym.  ...  "
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" ...  The heart rate monitor seems to work well and fairly accurate.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 7
protector, watch, nice, get, minor
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Also being able to tap face 3x to enlarge any screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  I would still get a screen protector.  ...  "
Fit
 7
gear fit, fit 2 pro, upgrade, ordered, strap
+100%
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" ...  I was very excited to upgrade to this from my Samsung Fit 2 Pro.  ...  "
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" ...  This one fits so comfortable on your arm.  ...  "
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" ...  Ok so I have had the Samsung Gear S ( still an amazing smartwatch) the gear s2, the gear fit and fit2.  ...  "
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" ...  I pre-ordered this watch and was excited about the upgrade from my Gear Fit.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered the rose gold and it fits nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  It's thin and fits under my dress shirt cuff. ... The longer strap is encased in a form fitting cover that fits so well you may not realize there's a strap inside.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
weeks, days
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I just returned this watch after trying to like it for 3 weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  (That's saying something, as I've worked with computers for 50 years.)  ...  "
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" ...  The back of it just keeps flashing green . ... use to love samsung but the list 4 to 5 years sucks .  ...  "
Price
 6
worth, watch, price, good
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  I think this watch is value for money.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall the watch is very good and it was worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I wanted ❤️ not so big, discrete and does what I need for an amazing price.  ...  "
Returns
 6
back, weeks, returning
+17%
-83%
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" ...  I just returned this watch after trying to like it for 3 weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be sending it back!  ...  "
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" ...  sending back tomorrow .  ...  "
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" ...  I will be returning this and going back to my gearfit 2.  ...  "
Size
 5
size, light, looks, easy to use
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I got this for my wife and she loves the looks and size.  ...  "
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" ...  The size was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  To sum up its light, small, and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, light, compact and responsive.  ...  "
GPS
 4
accurate, phone, watch, tracking, run
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Almost same price as the fitbit versa and it has spotif and gps build in .  ...  "
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" ...  GPS tracking: GPS tracking worked nicely compared with the Huawei--gave me a much more accurate distance--but then the Active cut the calorie count on my walk in half.  ...  "
Accuracy
 4
tracking, things, seems, pretty, fitness
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I actually love that the workout out tracking is simple and doesn't overwhelm you with stats and things that I don't need until I'm done running.  ...  "
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" ...  Fitness features are pretty accurate.  ...  "
Setup
 3
set, phone, pairing, easy to use, easy
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Easy to use interface, pairing with my phone was easy.  ...  "
For Running
 3
workout, steps, smartwatch, running
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Playing and running with my daughterion the playground is easily logged as activity and tracked as a dynamic workout.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been searching for just about two years for a smartwatch to fit my needs - something that tracked runs and steps, felt nice on the wrist, could be dressed up, isn't loaded up with silly features that I would never use, and is a reasonable price.  ...  "
Color
 3
rose gold, build
+100%
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" ...  I like the size ,color and build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The rose gold is such a nice color.  ...  "
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" ...  Loving the color too, samsung out done themselves.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
shower, charge
+100%
comment
" ...  Very lightweight so I often leave it on when I'm sleeping or taking a shower.  ...  "
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" ...  I also liked that it was waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  I charge during my nightly shower and it is fully charged within 15-20 minutes.  ...  "

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