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Samsung - Gear S Smartwatch 40mm Chrome AT&T - Black Urethane-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 416 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does more than the Apple Watch ever will

    Posted
    Slagneb67
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Why buy this over an Apple Watch? 1) THIS IS ALSO A PHONE. You don't need to be tethered to your Samsung phone to use it (yes, just like Dick Tracy). You want to run to the store and leave your phone at home? You can..because you have a phone on your wrist. It's a separate line on your phone bill (mine is $10/mo.). The Apple Watch will only make/receive calls while you have your phone in range via Bluetooth, which is just dumb. 2) IT HAS A BIGGER SCREEN THAN APPLE'S WATCH 3) IT HAS A CURVED SCREEN, UNLIKE APPLE'S WATCH. I've found while sending texts, checking news, weather, etc...that the curved screen is extremely natural. It feels almost organic on my wrist. To me, flat screens are for phones and tablets that you physically hold. Since you're wearing this, the curved screen makes far more sense. 4) IT'S NOT APPLE. I love their computers. iPads are okay - but I broke away from the Apple farm, and have switched all my mobile devices to Samsung. Far more intuitive, customizable, and this watch is no different. Since it's not Apple, it COSTS LESS than the Apple Watch will be. You're also not locked into "Apple Pay" (just wait until the watches start getting hacked). While you can use the Google Pay or whatever it's called on your watch, i don't. Personal preference. But it is available. Bottom line: these have been out longer, will do more than Apple's watch, and are a better overall deal. I was unsure when I bought this initially - because I hadn't worn a watch in over 10 years. Now, the only time I take it off is to charge it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Features, Durability and Quality

    Posted
    Scott2015
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It wasn't easy to locate the right watch, but I found one that gave me the functionality and features I needed. This isn't the first smartwatch I bought either, I have an LG G watch, MS band and Moto 360. The Gear S combines the features I wanted from the MS band and Android watches along with the added bonus of being able to interact with my phone in sneding and recieveing calls, texts, emails and more. Call quality is great, no one I have spoken with even knows I am talking to them on my watch. Texting with the touchscreen can be a little awkward at first, but it's easy to get used too. There are also two keyboards types that I have found to be quite useful to use. Battery life is awesome and hands down beats both my android watches and MS band. When paired to my phone and data is always on I can get at least a day and a half of use (50% battery left) before I have to charge it for about a few hours. I have used it as a standalone device and have noticed that the battery drain is a bit more noticeable, but it hasn't been a problem for me to get at least a good portion of the day's use out of it. Also I love the durability of the device... I wear it at my job and people call me crazy for doing that with such an expensive watch, but I tell ya it has stood up to what ever comes it's way. I work unloading a truck and have bumped up against (and rubbed against) steel shelving units with the watch face while putting freight onto pallets. The watch band this watch uses is also really good because it won't get pulled apart like my moto 360 did when the watch gets caught while pulling a pallet in close quarters. Voice commands are also really good, would be nice if i can schedule a task or something but it's not a supported function. Still I can verbally set an alarm for when a task is due and a timer to let me know how long before I have to do something. Even using the voice typing in a text is really good and pretty accurate.. I have sent some longer messages and shorter ones to let someone know I am working or to get a hold of me later. The only thing that kinda hinders the full potential of texting with this watch is that you can only compose a 160 some odd character text with the watch.. Hopefully they raise this limit but until then it's still quite usable. Personally I would recommend this watch to anyone, it's well worth the cost provided you have a supported samsung phone (which I do).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    yeah, so I'm a geek..love it!

    Posted
    kotzlindy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Pros: lots of landscape, tons of useful apps, easy navigation, customizable, s voice works great, has a keyboard or you can use fleksy, performance and functionality much better than the gear and gear 2. Yes, i had them both! Cons: 2 stage wake up. Only 2 stock watch faces display on stage one of wake up. All others show a plain digital time until you tap to fully wake it up. Kinda defeats the purpose of having a neat watchface. Hopefully that will change with software updates. Limited accessories...well, none really! You can buy an extra charging cradle on Sammys site but no watch bands yet. Swarovski was touted to be producing bands for this, but nothing more on that since September fodder. Sammy UK recently released differnt colored bands and black and white bangle style bands. Best i can tell is they are uniform in width rather than slightly tapering. But, they are still very plain jane rubbery bands. Standard bands don't fit because the face pops out. Requires an added phone line to your plan to be a standalone device. So that will cost anywhere from 5-15 a month more. Carriers are forcing an added line and activation fee, but you can cancel it anytime. Very expensive! But, tech is my hobby so i justified it :-) Its BIG. I'm female and while its a big watch, its doable. I just wear lots of bracelets to girl it up a little bit. No one points and laughs at me...that i know of!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps me closer to my wife at work

    Posted
    philbiblio

    I work long hours in the operating room. My hands are covered with gloves; it is troublesome to handle my phone. So, my wife had stopped calling or texting me unless emergent. Now, Gear S helps me better in touch with my wife since I can answer back almost immediately. I place a thin and clear dressing tape (like food wrap) daily over the screen for sanitation; I have no problem navigating the screen with my gloves on. Silent vibration on my wrist leads me to quickly glance at my watch for the incoming text or email. it is much less distracting to others. With the voice commands I can answer or make phone calls and send texts. I can ask S voice for searching for various information. However, the conversation is not private unless you use a wireless bluetooth ear/headphone. I didn't activate an additional phone line for Gear S. I use only bluetooth connection to my phone in the bag. If your work place has a pervasive WiFi signal, then you don't need to keep your phone nearby for bluetooth connection. Your phone and the Gear S can maintain connection via the Wifi network. The battery is good for a full busy day, but needs to charge every night. The charger is a clip-on battery that connects to a micro USB cable. You can carry the charger as a backup battery if you need more than a day away from home. It is difficult to type on the micro-keyboard; you are better off using the voice command.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gear S by Samsung

    Posted
    SGTalanW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this watch after a week since its first release onto the market. I am using it everyday as my cell phone. I have since not seen any connection issues that have been different from my cell phone in Florida. Since under heavy usage the battery does not stay charged Samsung included a extra battery that can be used as you go. The Gear S has gotten a lot of compliments since I first wore it. It looks elegant in style around my wrist where it sits comfortably. The watch is designed to tailor to anyone's size wrist. The feel of the glass on the watch, takes the Gear S away over any other competitors. The rich colors that the watch has are better than any phone I have seen. You will need to try this watch for yourself to feel how luxurious and stylish it truly is and feels. My only complaint is that the watch does not come with a camera yet, to include, during bright Florida days it makes screen reading very difficult. SKYPE through Samsung watch in the future very possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Gear S!!

    Posted
    beewildflower
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My hubby got this for me as a gift and I couldn't be happier! The curve screen is gorgeous and the display is crisp, clear, and vibrant! I am all about customizing and to be able to create my own watch face is an added bonus! I can email and text back using this watch. The qwerty keyboard is pretty accurate as well. I had the Gear 2, loved it, but love this one about a million times more. You can also transfer pics and music from your phone to your watch. It took me awhile to get used to it from the Gear 2 because there are so many features compared to the Gear 2 but now I can't be without my Gear S. The speaker phone is also crisp and clean. My family members didn't realize that I was chatting with them through my smart watch. Super convenient since I am always running around and can't always get to my phone on time. If I had to complain, I would just complain that the watch strap is expensive and doesn't come in a lot of colors. Other than that, LOVE my Gear S!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic full of fun features

    Posted
    MiguelAngel

    I got the watch and immediately worked right out the box, it did not take long to active it and fast it was working. I enjoy it while driving since I do not have to look for my phone I can take the calls from my watch, so no ticket for talking on the phone. I also run with it so it tracks my miles with running app. I also monitor my heart while running or working out. I have many apps on it but I really like listening to my bluetooth headphones while running, and I do not need my phone with me, all I need is my watch while listening to my music or one of my apps streaming music. I also like that it has the gps so I never get lost, while running long distances or on my bike. its just awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Smart Watch for Android Users

    Posted
    koolaidpunch3r
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love this watch. This smart watch allows you to view/reply to email, text messages, and answer calls via your watch. Email, Text, and calls are forwarded to the watch via blue tooth if your phone is within range. If your phone is not in range, the watch has its own sim card therefore its own number and you can still receive text, calls, and emails even if your phone is not in range. (a feature that Apple does not have). The watch also serves as a pedometer, music player (which can have it's own music downloaded to the watch or you can blue tooth it from the phone). Your appointments will also appear on the watch along with any alarms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love My Gear S

    Posted
    JayRaf
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have been looking for deals on the Gear S for some months, and BestBuy's current price made buying the watch a requirement. I haven't subscribed to At&T service, and still find the watch to be fully functional when paired with my Note 5. Making and holding a call from the watch is a breeze. Overall learning to navigate the UI so as to access all the features is quite easy. Transferring music to the watch his via Bluetooth was unbelievably fast, and it's awesome that Samsung allows you to pick specific tracks, albums or artists. The watch serves as a stand alone mini music player, which can be used with Bluetooth headphones also. The watches keyboard is small to use for replying to messages or emails, but the swype function makes the task easier. My only issue has come from finding an alternate watch band from any retail store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Watch

    Posted
    TheWatchman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The watch was a breeze to synch up to my Note II. All of the mail and contacts synched up and connecting to the AT&T network was no issue at all. It's wonderful leaving my Note II at home and forwarding all calls to the Smart Watch. With my bluetooth headset, I almost feel invisible versus hold a big phone to my head. The speaker is the right angle so when your hands are on the steering wheel, the speaker is tilted for optimum hearing. Folks on the other end say my voice is better than when I am on the Note II. My only issue is the 1.75 days of battery life. But given its size, I guess I can live with that since it charges rapidly in about 2 hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gear S is awesome.

    Posted
    TDF017
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Have not had a,single problem with this item (it's been a little over a month since purchase). It's fun to use. Excellent at monitoring step, running, sleep, and heart rate. All of which sync directly to S-health which is a fantastic app for tracking your personal health / wellness / and fitness. The reminders are nice. It tells you when you've been inactive for too long. Also tells you when you're close to achieving a fitness goal. Not very good support from the Gear S app store. Like 80% of the apps are just different styles of watch faces. But there are just barely enough useful apps to make this a worthwhile companion to my wrist. Hey Gear S app developers..... get to work and give us something to use - other than "cutesy" watch faces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Smart Watch

    Posted
    ShonB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I LOVE this Smart Watch! When I first saw the Samsung Gear S I knew that I had to have it! I searched all over and couldn't find it brand new anywhere; except BestBuy.com. The representatives at Best Buy helped me to order it and it was truly a seamless process! I'm glad that I went to Best Buy; because I now have the Smart Watch of my dreams. It not only tells time; but I get my messages, S Health, my favorite apps, the weather, etc. What I love most about it is the Qwerty Keyboard is actually big enough for me to type text messages accurately on. My phone rings while I'm driving, no worries. I answer it with my Gear S and speak on speaker phone using my blue tooth. I might put it on a plan later on; but for right now, it's doing everything that I need it to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The watch is perfect...

    Posted
    Lburna430
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This watch is a fantastic combination with my note 5. I rarely have to take my phone out of my pocket for anything and I mean anything. You can control everything from this device; music, text, emails, internet, etc. Even if for any reason you forget your phone at home the watch still functions as a fully functional phone, making calls sending text and so much more. It has great Bluetooth capabilities for headsets and even without one it has a very loud speaker and mic system. Overall this is the best smartwatch I've ever owned and I purchase one for every phone combination I buy. Hope this review helps a few people make a great satisfying purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this SmartWatch

    Posted
    VickiL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This SmartWatch has almost all the functionality I was looking for. The only thing more I could ask for would be a website (ala Fitbit), but hopefully someday Samsung will get on the ball. Then it will be perfect. I love the sleep tracking function and was not willing to give that up, which is why I would not move "up" to the newest generation model when I bought this one. I do not use the separate line capability, just connect with Bluetooth. The built in speaker and microphone still allow me to use my watch as a phone when my actual phone is across the house and I need to answer that call. For these and MANY more reasons this is the PERFECT watch for me. That's why I bought one for my husband for Christmas, too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple may have lost this round.

    Posted
    LPXStudios
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Just got it today and fell in love with it right away. I did a video of me unboxing it and giving my first impressions of the device as well as many other points. Here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxPMmHabW70&feature=youtu.be I am challenging my self to strictly only use the Gear S as my primary communications device for 1 week straight. I will leave my phone at home and attempt to just use the watch. I should be able to give a much better review afterwards so look out :).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    Posted
    androidwired104
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Luv it luv it luv it. I was going to get the gear 2 but when I heard gear s was coming I waited. I was really excited just for the one main fact that it's a standalone device. I kept checking the features and some details about it before it came out. I was kinda worried about the size till I put it on my wrist. I don't know why people get mad if the one they bought was defective out the box. It's a gadget it happens and if it those that make it a bad device. I just keep living it everyday. The battery is really not that bad. It last me the whole day with a stand by screen. I do that cause I don't like the screen totally off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch and loaded with features.

    Posted
    JIMMYK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Great watch. Easy to read display and easy to use. I wish it had more apps available but it handles my main ones which are email, text, and phone perfectly. The real benefit for me was when I left my phone at home, the calls are forwarded to my watch, and with the addition of sim card, I am able to never miss a call. The speaker and the microphone are awesome as I can be driving with the window open and it sounds as clear as if I was on the Note 4. If it had interchangeable bands and more apps it would have it all. It is worth every penny for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME Watch!!

    Posted
    Nikki6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Samsung Gear S is an awesome piece of technology. The curved screen is just awesome and perils anything else on the market. At first I wasn't going to use it to make calls but when playing around with it and testing it out, it's pretty cool. The fact you can tether it to your phone and not have the SIM card is a big help. Only con is I wish Samsung had a little more watch faces you could customize, so hope there is more coming. I know there are apps but I didn't like them. But over all it's an awesome watch and I have had many people come up to me and want to know what it is and play with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dick Tracy watch.

    Posted
    W900ljack
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    What can I say but this has to be the best watch on the market.,, even now 2016! Why? 1. "You can text" it has a keyboard may be small but I have no problems using it and I'm a big guy ;) these new watches have the speak text or quick reply no keyboard:( 2. plus you also get speak text with this watch. It's a no brainer!! 2. It has its own sim card slot 3. The size of the screen 4. Battery life 5. It has the same 512 ram and 4gb of storage as the new s2 6. More apps 7. Resolution is better than anything out there now. Need I say more just buy it you won't be disappointed!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great new addition to the Samsung line of products

    Posted
    manny1
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    This watch offers many very functional apps, many of them free. I love it, being something of a watch geek. A great improvement is that you can access both Bluetooth and your website for connectivity. The loss of the camera function from the previous version is too bad, I didn't use it often, but it was fun and had amazing resolution for its size. The watch face is larger than in the previous version, something that people with smaller wrists may want to consider. Personally, I don't mind. Overall, it's a wonderful watch and it has helped me be less dependent on my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend