Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
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Sony SmartWatch 2

Sony SmartWatch 2
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Pebble Steel

Pebble Steel
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Pebble Watch

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Price $168 at 1 store $22 to $198 at 4 stores $149 at 1 store
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2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.4 (2.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
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Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews 1.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 2.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date August 21, 2013 June 24, 2013 January 28, 2014 January 09, 2013 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 its ability to push Android notifications to your wrist, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is more useful than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, but the Pebble is still the best smartwatch deal around. 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. 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.

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