Samsung Gear Sport UK Review: First look at the new Samsung smartwatch

Samsung Gear Sport UK Review: First look at the new Samsung smartwatch

There are a few feature-packed smartwatches on the market that offer connectivity, independence and fitness tracking.

The along comes the Samsung Gear Sport, a new wearable that offers everything you’d possibly want from a smartwatch. It is currently available at Amazon for £319.

Build quality and design


The new smartwatch comes in a stylish finish, but can be customised through the colourful wristbands, Samsung has incorporated a rotating bezel within the design. This means you’ll be able to quickly flick between apps and tasks – very handy.

The watch is water-resistant up to 50 metres and it has a heart-rate monitor can be found within the watch, helping you monitor your workouts and fitness. Through the Samsung Health app, you’ll be able to track your progress and count down the calories.

The watch will automatically detect movement and try to accurately monitor your progress. So, if you’re walking to your bike, then riding down the hill on the bike, it should, pick up your activities without you having to manually tell it which one you’re doing. This is also aided by the built-in GPS chip, which will track your every move more accurately.


The Samsung Sport will work with selected Samsung TVs, among other products, to showcase your workouts, activities and progress. It’s a nice touch, but one that adds to the connected home.

It sends and receives calls, of course and has built-in GPS and will connect to your network through Wi-Fi. If you’re looking to take the watch on a run, you’ll be pleased to know that you can store 4GB of music directly on it – meaning you can connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones to your watch and listen to your workout playlist.

Early verdict

The Samsung Gear Sport is a smart looking smartwatch and great choice for those who want a smartwatch that offers good activity tracking and can be used discretely in the office. It is more expensive than the Gear 2 & 3, but you do get more for your money.

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