Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
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Pebble Watch

Pebble Watch
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Samsung Gear 2

Samsung Gear 2
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Pebble Steel

Pebble Steel
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Price $147 to $249 at 2 stores $149 at 1 store
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2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.4 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
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Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date August 21, 2013 January 09, 2013 February 22, 2014 January 28, 2014 April 10, 2013
The Bottom Line Samsung's take on the smartwatch has some potential, and it does get some things right, but its inability to perform truly "smart" functions means it falls far short of expectations. With a major software update and new app store, the original Pebble gets a new lease on life -- a less stylish but arguably better value than the newer Steel. Equal parts fashionable and functional, the Pebble Steel leaps to the top of the smartwatch heap, but does so by improving existing tech rather than adding something totally new.

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