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Samsung - Galaxy Watch Smartwatch 42mm Stainless Steel - Midnight Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3615 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too heavy and bulky

    Posted
    Vtmb
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    This would probably be a good watch if you have a bigger wrist. For me, it was just way too bulky and heavy to work out with. Love the design but not practical for fitness. Returned for a Galaxy Watch Active instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Hello Vtmb. I understand that the Galaxy Watch was not a good fit for you. But we are happy that you were able to return it for another device that fit your needs. Thanks for supporting us and being a loyal customer. ^Monique Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comes very handy

    Posted
    Sudheer
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    Wish the watch is not bulky and supports WiFi 5g band.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Kris
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    Great watch, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's a little bulky and sits akwardly on my wrist sometimes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too Bulky

    Posted
    SamsungLover

    I love Samsung smartwatches and was super excited to get my hands on the new 42mm rose gold version. Yet, I was disppointed with the size of the watch on my small wrist. The back of the watch sits up too high, resulting in the watch being too bulky. I wish Samsung would take this design flaw in consideration particarly for women with smaller wrists.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great display

    Posted
    q2ckmte
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    Womens version a little bulky. Great display, fairly easy to navigate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for on the go tracking of messages, health,

    Posted
    KatJB
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    Get for on the go tracking of health, messages, etc. Only downside is that it's a bit bulky on my wrist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option if you want one that's waterproof

    Posted
    JTDV
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    Its waterproof, comes in all black, and is not big and bulky. It's been nice not having to take my phone out for every phone call or text and it allows me to turn the volume up and down on my bluetooth headset. Great product, not really any complaints here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Clb1960
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    This is a great watch. Does everything it says it doe. I find it a bit too bulky for a girl, or at least me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A bit useless

    Posted
    ercblnd
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    Not sure what it's purpose is, doesn't always work. I got it to keep track of my workouts, but it's so bulky I can't do pilates with it on. Big disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for frequent communication

    Posted
    kkeat
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    Although a bit bulky, I have quickly adjusted. It is great not to have my phone with me constantly. a square screen might be better for viewing texts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    MommaBear
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    Great watch, love all the features. Love that they came out with a rose gold edition this time. Only thing is, that it is still very bulky in my opinion. Other than that I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Galaxy Watch

    Posted
    201933
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    Its smaller than the Gear 3 and not as bulky huge plus. It's about the same as the Gear 3 however its smaller that most would enjoy. It also has a few more sensors in the back making it a little more accurate as well. It's also light to wear. I enjoy wearing this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty and Useful

    Posted
    ShoesOff
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    I love this watch. It took a little getting used to it because it is a bit bulky. I do not like the band that came with the watch. However, I purchased a metal band and I love it! I love that I can answer my texts and calls when I leave my phone in a different room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Galaxy watch great but...

    Posted
    Alex
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    Bought watch for my wife. She loved it at first but then after a couple of days started noticing the cons. 1st the compared to the fitbit she had the battery life is not as great and the weight difference. She also advised its considerably bulkier that the fit bit. Other than that she loves the new watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looking watch

    Posted
    WestCrown
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    I upgraded from the Asus zenwatch 3 for the better battery. So far I've gotten at least 2 full days. It is a bit bulky so I've hit it against doors or desks a few times, but there aren't any marks on it. The strap is a bit stiff so I got a new. Very happy with the purchase especially with that black Friday sale price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    MaryO
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    I wish I had gone to a store to try one on. I read reviews and knew it would be a great purchase. I tried it on, wore it to work. After one day I decided to return it. It was simply too thick, too bulky for my wrist to the point of being very uncomfortable. I was disappointed because it really is a nice smartwatch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    good smartwatch, but . . .

    Posted
    smudgetool
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    There are a lot of features I loved about this watch. The size, the timer and alarms, the weather app, the 4.0 Tizen display and the altimeter. However, this is wear the love stops. I primarily got this watch for the ability to download music. This process is one of the most cumbersome and abysmal processes on earth. In fact, after several hours by myself and several more hours with Fitbit customer service, it was IMPOSSIBLE to download any music at all. Too bad. I hope they fix this known bug. Returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    lopatlewis
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    Bought this just before Christmas for $286 including tax. The interface is very intuitive. I chose the 42mm over the 46mm as the larger seemed a bit too bulky. The trade-off was the smaller battery in the 42mm. If lasts well over a day (two if you don't overdo it). The 46mm has specs of 4 days. So far, every function has worked perfectly. I didn't know it had an assistant - Bixby. I'm able to use it for voice texting without the need to reach for my phone. Heart rate sensor works well. Overall, a good, solid watch. We'll see how the durability aspect holds up over time. I upgraded from an old Polar Loop to this. It's like night and day in terms of capabilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

    Posted
    kimbrlyrut
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I recently purchased this thru Verizon. I had it for a week during which I wore it only 2 days, and just sent it back. I had been a regular Fitbit user for the last 3 years, but when that finally died, I wanted to try something else. All the specs and things it did attracted me to make the splurge. Once I received it, I was excited and also disappointed. I got the rose gold, and the color is not as muted as it appears online. It is a bright rose gold, so it's somewhat gawdy and a little flashy. Next, it's very heavy compared to my old Fitbit, which was hard to get used to. The screen size was okay, but it just seemed to swallow my wrist (my wrists are 5 1/2"). I never planned on using some of the features, like calls, texts, or music. I wanted this as mainly a fitness tracker, and for that, it failed. As a nurse, I can easily get over 10,000 steps in a shift. The watch tracked less than half of that (I got better results, by just having my phone in my pocket). It didn't connect to Samsung health accurately either. I thought it was supposed to sync with the phone app, but it never did. It would also record me as sleeping, even if all I was doing was just sitting watching tv for an hour. With the watch being bulky, gawdy, the inaccuracies, and not utilizing all the features, I was just not happy with it, and decided to return it. I can honestly say the best feature is all the watch faces you can download. At this point, I will be going back to Fitbit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Hey kimbrlyrut. I understand your frustration. We at Samsung provide quality to all of our products. We do appreciate your feedback and we thank you for being a Samsung customer. ^Monique Samsung

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought for GF - we broke up, she kept the watch.

    Posted
    thumper427
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    Bought it for my ex-girlfriend for Christmas. Thought it would last longer (the relationship) but things weren't meant to be. She loved the watch. I was impartial to the device - #appleguy. But I must say, it was a decent piece of hardware. If I were an Android user, I would have one of these. Not in rose gold though. It was on par with my Apple watch for the most part. Build quality was high and the user interface seemed pretty decent. If I owned it personally, probably would give it five stars. As it stands though, I had to knock off one star because: It's an Android product, and she left soon after. Not that she was out to get a free watch; the relationship ending was for the best. I just hate to see tech I paid for leave... Even if it is Android. If you are in the market for an Android compatible watch then I strongly suggest this make and model. If you are buying for a lover that potentially could leave at any minute, then seek alternatives. Perhaps a Timex from the clearance bin at Walmart. Nobody ever pined for a Timex. Except maybe those indiglo ones that were all the rage years ago. "Look, my whole watch face lights up in the dark!" How exciting. My only other complaint was that the watch seemed a bit bulky. But maybe that was just me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      It is great to hear from you, thumper427. Thank you for choosing Samsung and leaving this positive review. ^Elizabeth Samsung