What the experts say
A lack of apps (it won't interact with Google Maps or Whasapp for example) and real iOS support didn't stop TechRadar giving the Galaxy Watch 46mm a 4-star review. It's strong core smartwatch functionality and impressive 4-day battery life were real plus points.
T3 hailed the Galaxy Watch 43mm as "the best smartwatch for Android users", but it doesn't really have any killer features. Good but not spectacular was the basic thrust of the review.
Stuff was more impressed than most other reviewers. They loved the design, including the rotating bezel, and thought that the Tizen operating system was a triumph. Strong sports tracking was also a plus. However, Bixby is still a mess. This watch is best for Samsung phone owners.
What users say
08 Apr 2020
I upgraded from a Samsung sport watch that I had been using for several years. This is a worthy upgrade. The watch looks smart, has lots of features and you can read full messages on the screen by either using your finger to select or by turning the bezel to scroll / select other apps. There is a really good battery life 3+ days and you can even answer a call and speak without taking the phone out your pocket. Lots of apps and watch faces to chose from. I love it!
27 Feb 2020
Great watch that does everything I want and expect it to do. Really simple to use. No problems encountered so far (after around 4 months) would definitely recommend this watch.
20 Jan 2020
I buy this watch. Was a offer with a Samsung battery. They nerer get my the battery.
15 Jan 2020
Nice watch easy to use but unfortunately not many compatible apps, if you what to use navigation on your watch you have you buy the app for just basic functions. Were as a google wear compatible watch you can actually display map on watch face instead of just directional arrows.
26 Nov 2019
Amazing watch good battery life. All round great item. You will not be disappointed.
21 Nov 2019
The *almost* perfect watch! Fit features are accurate enough for everyday use (probably not for serious gym training - not sure). It's beautiful, looks excellent and feels good! Loads and loads of faces, lots of apps and features! It's a nice toy! If you need it? I don't think so, but it's an excellent gadget. The battery lasts me around 3 days and that includes a fancy watch face (always-on OFF), a bunch of notifications, controlling music on my phone, heartbeat, steps, etc
28 Nov 2018
The design of the watch is really nice. The battery is good lasting 3-4 days with always on display (5 days with the feature turned off). Handy and simple that you can change the strap. A bit pricy but still worth it.
21 Nov 2018
The watch as a stand alone is gorgeous and offers several features that other smart watches simply don't have. Able to take the watch for a run connecting to Spotify and other music streaming services without having to carry your phone with you. Also tracks yours runs without the phone. Slightly tricky to get this working but sorted it all in the end after a call to Samsung who were happy to help. Couldn't recommend Samsung enough and this watch is no different.
31 Oct 2018
Fantastic piece of kit. Full of tools, gizmos & features. Easy to use and navigate. Well impressed. Option of metal strap might be nice.
31 Oct 2018
Looks more grown up than my previous watch (Samsung Gear S3 Frontier), because of the attractive silver casing. Strap is a LOT more supple and has 11 adjustment positions (compared with 9 on the Frontier) so it's easier to get the right fit. Battery life is better (6-7 days compared with 3-4). An upgraded version of Tizen and a few other software improvements add to the experience. Having owned this watch for a month, I would recommend. Cost is high but managed to sell Frontier on eBay for £175