I got my Samsung Galaxy S8 back in April after it was released and I did the big switch from Sprint to T-Mobile to get this phone. After using the phone for the past 6 months I got some things to get off my chest and let Samsung know how I feel about this phone. As a Samsung Fangirl I really expected more from Samsung as much as they hyped up this phone before the launch. I do love my phone regardless of what I dislike I did pay for this bad boy so it holds a special place in my heart since phone companies make you pay the retail price of the phone so all $900 of this phone made me love it like no other. Continue reading
I was one of the people to pre-order this phone because of all the hype surrounding it and seeing videos of people getting to use the phone I really wanted to get this phone it was going to be the phone I stay with instead of upgrading every year like I usually do because it did everything I wanted my phone to do.
The gear fit 2 came out in 2015 and a few weeks ago if you preordered the Note 7 like I did you had the choice between a 256gb memory card or the gear fit 2 as a free gift. I chose the gear because I never had a smart watch I thought about the memory card and since the base model of the Note 7 comes with 64gb and I already have music and photos on the 64gb memory card 128gb was good enough for me.
So far I’ve had this for a month I wanted to use it for a while in daily life before coming out with this tech talk. After having it this long I came to the conclusion that I should of chose the 256gb when I had the chance.
I really do enjoy having a smart watch it’s something I didn’t think I would use everyday until I had it. This watch has minimal features it literally has about 14 features that I have used over the last month of having this watch.
- Time (Obviously!)
- Calorie Counter
- Steps Counter
- exercise tracker
- Floors Counter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- Water Intake
- Caffeine Intake
- Together App (Work out w/Friends)
- Find My Phone
- Music Player
I enjoyed this watch while it was still fresh out of the box now that I have worn it almost everyday the strap seems to have loosen up and with the flick of my wrist or the slightest touch to the wristband it pops off my arm. Now the first time it happened I almost lost it, my wrist hit something and my watch fell clean off and hit the ground luckily someone told me and I picked it up right away. I picked up the habit of checking for the watch often because you really will not feel it dangling off your arm sometimes.
If I lost this watch I wouldn’t even be mad it was free and the default wristband isn’t secure enough for it to live up to being a fitness tracker. With that being said I don’t want to lose the watch so I did just order a few wristbands from a 3rd Party sellers that looks good enough to keep the watch on my arm.
Enough of that big negative on to what I love about the watch. I love that I can leave my home without my phone for a quick walk around the block. Load a playlist onto the gear and with my Bluetooth headphones set out into the day. The sync between the gear fit 2 and non-Samsung Android phones was seamless I had had my LG Stylo 2 when I got the watch and all I needed to do was download the s health app to keep track of my progress. It is a very convenient watch to have if your into fitness like myself I like to know what I did throughout the day.
I used all of them but the together app I havent come across someone that will compete with me yet so I’m waiting for the day that app becomes useful. Overall I will say that as a tech person I love my watch I need this unnecessary device in my life to help keep me on top of things I will give Samsung the thumbs up for this device the strap is trash but the watch does what it is suppose to.
I am a Techie at heart I have the need to upgrade my gadgets as often as they come out and every few months I do just that. I was never into smart watches but this new Gear S2 has caught my eye it comes in 2 different styles. Silicone wristband (shown left) and Leather wristband (shown right). The wristbands are interchangeable so there is no worries about not being able to switch up your style. I love the simplicity of an actual watch. I never really liked the square and rectangle face of smartwatches but one that looks like a watch will always be timeless. I know some other companies have smartwatches like this but they don’t have widgets and other fascinating features like Gear S2.
I have read some comments about the prices are over $350. I want to say that Samsung may stick with that price or shoot higher but I would like the watch to be around the $250 to free price range so fingers crossed.
Samsung Gear S2 Website
Android Authority Hands On Review