Samsung Galaxy Watch Review

Stuff, September 2018

You’d be forgiven for mistaking the new Samsung Galaxy Watch for a stylish wrist watch thanks to its premium design, circular face and metallic bezel. But thankfully, the latest smartwatch from Samsung doesn’t just win in the style stakes, it’s packed with plenty of features to make it one of the best smartwatches on the market at the moment.

And that shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Samsung isn’t a stranger to making smartwatches, after all. Its first one came a whole two years before the Apple Watch and it’s been launching good quality smartwatches under the Gear branding ever since.

Fast-forward to 2018 and Samsung has decided that not only is a new smartwatch in order, but so is a new brand name, and thanks to that, the Galaxy Watch now feels much more in keeping with Samsung’s mobile offering.

But does its bold new name have a new design and raft of upgraded features to match? And how does the Galaxy stand up against the mounting competition from the likes of Apple, Fitbit and an army of Wear OS smartwatches?

We put it through its paces to find out.