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Samsung - Galaxy Watch Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel LTE (unlocked) - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Watch

    Posted
    thoughts
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I wear this watch every day and love it. My main goal was to be able to go to the beach and swim, or go for a walk or run, and leave my phone at home, but still be connected to my family or friends while I was out and listen to music as I exercised. This allows me to do just that. I walk/jog to the beach, go for a swim, come home, j ump in the pool, use it on the boat, take it on waverunners and go anywhere else I want without having to worry about bringing my phone with me. I must say, the speaker and microphone on this watch for making calls is incredible. One day while I was on an eco-tour taking a waverunner down a river, I saw an e-mail from a client pop up on my watch and I had to call them right away - I called from my watch, while on the waverunner heading down a river and not only could the client hear me, they actually asked which headset I using as it was the clearest call they had had from someone on a cell phone. Of course, they were shocked to learn I was simply using my watch without a headset to make the call. If you want to get outside and enjoy the water/beach/open road but still need to stay in contact with family, friends, or clients - this watch is a must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SAMSUNG GALAXY UNLOCKED

    Posted
    TIGER7388
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is my third watch. First one was a Frontier that the outside bezel was breaking down. Second was a LTE Verizon that the battery could not hold a charge for more than 20 hours. Now finally third watch is a charm. Holds a charge for three days. I recommend to back up your old watch if you have a Samsung account. One problem was I lost all of my Verizon Assurion insurance on all of my Verizon equipment when the Best Buy store activated my watch, which covered lost or stolen. The geek squad covers the watch problem, so best to have both insurances no deductible with geek but does not cover for lost or stolen. I use it for my sleep monitoring, walking and my local weather reports. My blu tooth seems to loose my connection to my Note 8, has a limited connection distances goes to a wifi. I only made one outgoing call with the watch, by not being connected to my Note 8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very nice smartwatch with great battery

    Posted
    ZUnderwood
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased the Galaxy Watch w/LTE intending to augment my Pixel 3 XL phone. The watch is very much to my liking, and it does a great job with battery management. My old Gear S3 would be down to 70% battery available after one day's use, while the Galaxy Watch is showing 90% available in the same time frame. That's really decent. I purchased the LTE variant expecting to number-share it with my Pixel 3XL phone. Only after receiving it, I came to find that the two can't be number-shared - according to Verizon.. So, i'm using the Galaxy Watch with a Bluetooth connection to my phone. And it works great! I can initiate text messages on the watch, answer phone calls, and get all my notifications. It is disappointing that I can't use the LTE functions, especially since at least 6 calls to Samsung says that I should be able to do so. But, Verizon insists that it isn't possible to do so. I've rated the watch 5-stars because I think it's an outstanding watch. Still, I'm hoping that one day Verizon and Samsung and Google will all learn to play better together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Watch is unlocked; can confirm.

    Posted
    FirstName
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this watch a couple months ago when it was first available. I had to return it because T-Mobile was the only carrier who supported the watch at the time. Now that all the major carriers support it, I decided to give it a try. For those with AT&T be sure to go into the store because you will need a QR code that is not provided by Samsung or Best Buy in order for this to be activated to your mobile plan. More info can be found by googling Galaxy Watch Activation. The longest part was getting the line added to the plan. The actual activation of the watch itself is a breeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect LTE phone

    Posted
    DrBee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Purchased this for the phone. Was tired of lugging the Note 8 everywhere, but needed to be connected to clients. Paired with my Plantronics BT headset, the untethered life without a phone is a game changer. When you think about what we're asking this watch to do with a battery the size of a nickel... BT, Data, GPS, stream music... It lasts easily a full day with many long client calls, 5 mile walks, Google maps turn by turn, etc., If course it does a million other things with every app you'll need readily available. I don't care if I have to charge it each night. This thing is powerful tool for business.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Hello DrBee, we are thrilled to know you're getting great use out of all the wonderful features this watch has to offer. Thank you for picking Samsung! ^Elizabeth Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch!

    Posted
    johnnj
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is my 2nd one of these. I originally wanted the LTE version, but BB didn't have them in stock. When they got them, I upgraded. Activating on ATT was kind of a pain, because I had to go to an ATT store for them to give me an eSIM card to take a picture of with the Samsung app. After that it was smooth. When the watch is out of range of the paired phone it'll seamlessly switch to LTE. It's great being able to stay in touch and get notifications if I don't have my phone with me. Otherwise the watch works great. I tried a Wear OS watch and preferred Samsung Tizen. Much smoother and more efficient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Watch for All Hours

    Posted
    Lucky91
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is the first time I have bought a smart watch. I sought something that was attractive and functional, and that could be used as a signalling device in case of a fall, since I live alone and am getting on in years. I did not want one of those expensive one-function subscription-based devices for invalids. I like the look of this watch and its email alerts. I am particularly pleased with the health monitoring features, which really have encouraged me to get out and about, as well as the weather app. All around, it is far more than I expected, and I would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Watch

    Posted
    rnrMyRadio
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Love my watch, upgraded to LTE version, after my bluetooth one's screen got cracked (Geek squad protected!!) Only problem with the "unbranded" by a carrier/UNLOCKED ones that are sold by Best Buy, this model has a 1% chance of getting activated on VERIZON. Best Buy can't activate this watch in store as it has a *30* digit e-sim from Samsung, and Verizon uses *20* digits in there sims... not compatible with there system. I spent 6 DAYS with Verizon tier 2 support before they finally gave up trying to activate it, resulting in an increase in fees & taxes on my next bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smartwatch, very nice looking, sharp screen

    Posted
    Dino
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've been very happy with the purchase of my Samsung - Galaxy Watch Smartwatch 46mm LTE. Before I purchased it I wasn't sure how much I would actually utilize it, especially since I stopped wearing a watch years ago. I've found myself using it significantly more than I even thought that I would. The watch has incredible voice clarity when used for calls as the person I'm talking to can never tell the difference between the watch and phone. I'm definitely glad that I made the purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfection

    Posted
    Parrizzle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Purchased this watch specifically for using spotify without my phone, but after a few weeks I found myself using it daily. I purchased a screen protector, gel skin, leather bands, and now I wear out to events. Its design allows you to change its parts according to your specific use and the protection available allows me to use it anywhere with fearing that I'd damage it. The covers still allow it to look classy unlike the apple counterpart. Great buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Now it works!

    Posted
    Babygam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought this watch in September. Waited for Verizon to support it. After trying to activate it twice and spending hours on the phone with Verizon tier 2 support I decided to deactivate it. Last night I received an new TIZEN update. Tried again just using the Galaxy Gear app. It worked! The update fixed the bug of not being able to activate. So this watch is truly unlocked. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks and works great. Activated on sprint.

    Posted
    Twills
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Its a great device to see notifications without using your phone every time. LTE streams spotify for my outdoor sessions and keep my texts coming in even though my phone is at home. Sprint has not released voice over LTE yet so no calls can be made from it. I have a Note 8 so it has great compatibility talking to to the watch. I feel its a typo on the "Only activates on T-Mobile" in the product description. My phones gear app activated it thru sprint for me. Took only 5 minutes to do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice watch but hard to set up with Tmobile

    Posted
    hotjjpcool
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    My opinion, this watch is the best one made from Samsung!! Looks great and feels great!! I'll seen review where customers may think this watch is impossible to set up with their carrier!! Took t mobile and their whole support team, TWO HOURS to get the watch running on their network!! Other customers who stated the watch couldn't be set up, ARE YOU SURE, YOUR CARRIER DIDN'T GIVEN UP ON THEIR END!! The watch states UNLOCKED!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent watch

    Posted
    Kiwi

    Really happy with this watch. Its my first smartwatch and was super easy to get set up and to use. Build quality is excellent and getting 3 days on the battery. Using it for work and also for tracking health. I bought the unlocked version so when the carriers get their act together I can get connected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Smartwatch... I'm Happy

    Posted
    SteveW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is my first smartwatch. It looks good and fits well. Originally wanted a watch and reminder for meetings and appointments. It does that well, and ...so much more. Easy to use. I now also use for health tracking (steps, heartbeat, etc.) and golf GPS, scoring, and stats (through an app that I loaded. ) I am glad I purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Verizon Compatible

    Posted
    Rdeuce
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Was worried about all these concerns about this watch working under Verizon, and that it was exclusively made for T Moble carriers. Bought this, took it home, went through the whole opening set up process, established Verizon as my LTE carrier, and its been going great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Hello Rdeuce, I am glad that this watch has been such a great fit for you. Thank you for taking time to leave this review. ^Elizabeth Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Watch

    Posted
    Bold
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This watch is really awesome. It has a stress reader, It has a heart rate monitor, it has so many features and it also allows you to add-on features that doesn't already come pre-loaded. It can also be paired with the iPhone but I'm happy to be an android type of guy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great watch

    Posted
    butterthemage
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I wish that Samsung offered a screen protector. other than that I have loved the watch. if you are thinking about getting it and do not like wearing stuff then get it as I do not have a problem with it and I got a tattoo to replace my ring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Smart watch

    Posted
    metri
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This watch is amazing. I originally purchased the Bluetooth version, but returned for this model. This one can be added to my phone plan for $10 a month and I can respond to text and other notification even if my phone is no where around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome watch

    Posted
    Logan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'm very impressed with my new Samsung Galaxy watch! So glad i finally gave in and purchased it. It has so many features that i actually use and not to mention how nice it looks. Sharp! My girlfriend has the new apple watch and she's jealous of my Samsung s3 watch. Haha

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Hey Logan, we're glad to hear we have made a great impression. Thanks for the kind words! ^Ash Samsung