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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 40mm Rose Gold

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.4
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Comfort
 19
wrist, watch, wear, strap, blood pressure
+79%
-21%
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" ...  A lot better than my Garmin I was previously wearing!!!  ...  "
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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. ... That being said, you get three options for typing.  ...  "
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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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" ...  This one fits so comfortable on your arm.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Other than that the watch is very nice, had great design, feels great, and is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Bracelet that comes with watch is soft and feels comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  It is comfortable, stylish, and functional.  ...  "
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Software Platform
 16
samsung, apps, wear os, messaging, messages
+56%
-44%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  The Samsung web site chat/help box was very helpful.  ...  "
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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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" ...  There's a bunch of cool apps.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first smart watch and I attached it to by Samsung Galaxy S8.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Apps
 15
apps, samsung, notifications, messaging, messages
+60%
-40%
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" ...  It has alot of different face and app options to choose from.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It prompted me to update my Galaxy Wearables app, and then my devices found each other without me having to do anything.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  I downloaded a new watch face and was able to customize the menus.  ...  "
Battery Life
 14
battery life, charge, days, 24 hours, lasts
+57%
-43%
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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 seems good.  ...  "
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" ...  I play with the watch a lot so I'm only getting 36 hours on the battery (plan on charging daily).  ...  "
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" ...  My usage I'll probably come very close to using all the battery in one day.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery - It lasts around 24 hours on normal use. ... Two hours for full charge with magnetic charger.  ...  "
Charging
 13
watch, charger, charging pad, charging, receive
+77%
-23%
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Cant go more than a day/half on a full charge.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I play with the watch a lot so I'm only getting 36 hours on the battery (plan on charging daily).  ...  "
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" ...  The watch came with its own small charger, but I love that I can also charge it on the charging pads I have for my phone too. ... I don't have to waste any more counter space on yet another charger.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Two hours for full charge with magnetic charger.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 12
easy to use, set, peasy, small, quick
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It's really easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm still learning the ins and outs of it but it has been pretty straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  The choice was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very intuitive and was very easy to link to my note 9.  ...  "
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" ...  To sum up its light, small, and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't get any easier! ... It was all very simple and easy-peasy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to use and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Contecting the watch was easy peasy.  ...  "
Band
 11
watch, strap, band, wear, soft
+82%
-18%
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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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" ...  It has a soft silicone band that fits nicely and is easy to adjust and secure.  ...  "
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" ...  Bracelet that comes with watch is soft and feels comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with an additional strap if you need more room.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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 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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" ...  The two included bands offer a solid range for wrist sizes, and of course additional sizes/colors/textures are available for purchase as well.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 10
watch, large, display, rotating, responsive
+60%
-40%
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" ...  That curved display on the Gear S was and still is awesome and stands out from the rest.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...   So far, the screen is the best part of this watch.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  It's light, the strap is very comfortable (had to change the the large), touch screen works well and love the notifications.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 10
text, samsung, s9, messenger, messaging
+90%
-10%
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" ...  The biggest thing I missed when switching from iPhone to Samsung was my Apple Watch.  ...  "
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" ...  It can pretty much do the same stuff your phone can.  ...  "
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" ...  Text messaging was awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Its very customizable on the watch itself or from your connected phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Multiple ways to enter information for text, email, etc.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It pairs nicely with my S9 and I can choose what notifications I want to get and not get.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 8
sleep, track, sleeping, night, health
+100%
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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 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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" ...  Sleep tracking was all over the place.  ...  "
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" ...  I mainly use it to track my activity and sleeping and it's great!!  ...  "
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" ...  It's got a good battery and does sleep tracking.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Design
 8
rose gold, feels, samsung gear, s2, ordered
+100%
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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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" ...  Other than that the watch is very nice, had great design, feels great, and is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light but looks and feels sturdy .  ...  "
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" ...  The rose gold is such a nice color.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered the rose gold and it fits nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch itself was beautiful and felt nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a gorgeous watch!  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and elegant style.  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
fits, wear, plastic, longer, light
+75%
-25%
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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.  ...  "
Notifications
 7
notification, watch, notifications, feature, able
+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.  ...  "
Pedometer
 7
fitness, fitbit, calories, versa, burned
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Use this for heartrate and steps monitoring.  ...  "
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" ...  My first smartwatch/fitness tracker and I'm extremely happy with it!  ...  "
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" ...  Fitness features are pretty accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  It's lightweight and does everything my Fitbit Versa does and more.  ...  "
Heartrate
 6
monitor, hr, heart rate sensor, accurate, machines
+67%
-33%
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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.  ...  "
Features
 6
light, comfortable
+83%
-17%
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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.  ...  "
Fit
 5
gear fit, ordered, strap, samsung gear, s2
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Price
 4
worth, watch, price, good
+75%
-25%
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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.  ...  "
GPS
 3
tracking, much, accurate
+67%
-33%
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" ...  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
 3
seems, pretty, fitness, calories, burned
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Fitness features are pretty accurate.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 3
days
+33%
-67%
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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 .  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Size
 3
light, easy to use
+67%
-33%
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" ...  To sum up its light, small, and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, light, compact and responsive.  ...  "

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