Battery barely lasts 1/2 day
Don't waste your money - this watch has been terrible. The battery just doesn't last and the support from Samsung is the worst. I have talked to Samsung a number of times and sent it off to them once, when it turned of completely and wouldn't turn back on, they sent it back, it turned on again but the battery wasn't fixed. It's obviously an issue that Samsung can't fix and can't be bothered dealing with complaints about battery from everyone so they just ignore. Get a garmin or commit to charging the watch twice a day (or using it as a watch only, with no other features) or spending your life chasing warranty claims.
Purchased in February 2019 for $500.00.
A phone on your wrist
Its incredible. The features of this watch are amazing I think. I can send an sos to my husband. its a really smart cool watch. Battery life is dependent on how u use it. I use it to the max for everything with all the features that I need turned on. I charge it every night when I'm cooking dinner. I have it on night mode at night and dnd. U can talk clearly and hear clearly. U can write a text msg. U can do everything its amazing. Beautiful watch. Battery saving tip, turn off bezel wake up and touch wake up.
Purchased in November 2020 at Harvey Norman for $398.00.
Not sure why they say 4 day battery life... this must be only if you turn EVERY single feature off... there are some days i don't even get a full day out of mine if I've done more then one form of exercise ie running then a work out.... and it's funny that no matter how hard or how little I push myself during a work out the calories I burn are always exactly the same amount each time what!.... very disappointing
Purchased in April 2020 for $700.00.
Better Than Apple
If you're a man you need as galaxy watch.
I've struck hard in rocks while climbing.
Being a tradie has been bashed about.
Can leave phone at home when mountain biking, running, or at the pub.
Can buy with a tap so no wallet need.
Purchased in July 2019 at Vodafone for $500.00.
Only purchased 4 months ago and so disappointed. Battery doesn't last 24hrs, lucky to last 12hrs. Turns itself off frequently. A lot to pay for something that doesn't deliver as it promises. Wish I had bought a Garmin as they last a couple of days!
Purchased in August 2019 at Harvey Norman for $529.00.
- Galaxy Watch 42mm Cellular
Only if need to know the time
Great for work but not for usual daily living as you will use your mobile for everything. I mainly use for work as I cannot hold my mobile phone with me. It is great to have for tell you the time and can quick check on emails but very hard to type on or view things in a such small screen and take so much time to type a few words to send text messages.
Purchased in January 2019 at The Good Guys for $480.00.
- Galaxy Watch 42mm Cellular
This watch looks very sleek and really easy to use and setup. It has made a huge positive impact in my work productivity. Have received many compliments of this watch, i am very happy with this product and so far exceeding all expectations.
Purchased in August 2019 at Bing Lee Online store for $449.00.
- Galaxy Watch 42mm Cellular
Design - This watch is stunning to look at and very easy to use. The exterior is extremely easy to scuff / scratch which isn’t the greatest considering it is a watch. The button are very easy to use and the turn dial glides with ease. However I feel this watch could have been a little more compact consider how thin the Apple Watch is compared to this.
Battery - This is one thing I am quite disappointed with, I am only able to get one full day out of my watch especially if it is a busy day with calls or messages. I have turned all notification ...features off to try and help battery life but it hasn’t helped it much. I have not yet contacted Samsung with this issue as it seems like a very very common issue ( I will contact them soon and see what their response is ) Connectivity - This has been seem less with 4g and Bluetooth. I have had no connection issues at all. I have excellent service with messages and calls, no drop out nor has it been impacted indoor, in saying that I do live central to my town. Setup - This blew me away with how simple the setup was, my two year old could if done it. Inside Box - The watch comes with the charging dock, watch, two length wrist bands and instructions.
Purchased in March 2019 at Telstra.
Love this stylish gorgeous watch
As an apple user I wanted this rose gold Samsung watch not a fan of the Apple Watch look. I love this stylish Samsung which sends me all my notifications and keeps me moving and advises of my fitness, sleep stress etc.
Purchased in March 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $549.00.
WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!
I've worn it for 12 hours and the battery reads 15%, and I haven't even made a call or sent a text message. I regret buying, it's virtually useless as it spends more time on the charging dock than on my wrist. I am SOOOO disappointed!!!!
Purchased in August 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $599.00.
Brilliant idea, just one annoying downside, which lasted a year, and a few small issues, which are fixing themselves?*
Purchased in April 2019 so I could drive a fast boat and not have to lug my mobile phone along. Although it is legal to handle your mobile while steering a boat, it is not a good look.
Cost $499 directly from a Samsung kiosk in Sydney.
Bought several other wristbands online to use with it.
Ongoing cost is just $5 a month to Telstra to make it a slave of my Samsung S8 mobile.( It is not "tethered" to my mobile unless it is close by, but operates as a separate phone on my wrist when they are far apart.)
There are no additional voice or data costs as it using my mobile phone account for stuff i would normally use my mobile phone for.
The best feature: perfect mobile phone on my wrist, without even having my mobile phone anywhere nearby....The worst feature: Appalling battery life which limits its usefulness in various ways. (see * below update.) Update: August 2019 I have discovered that the battery drain issue comes and goes significantly. When it has a lot of updates or downloads to do independant of my mobile, or is not near my mobile for much of the day, the drain is great and battery is good for maybe 20-24 hours. On quiet usage days, it an achieve 36 hours. Update: May 2020* Something very odd has happened last week. I got frustrated by the poor battry performance and reset the watch completely to "factory" status, then reinstalled all the apps i had added previously, which were still backed up on my Samsung S8 mobile phone. *The battery life has doubled and i don't know why. I can now get 72 hours without charging , and what is more, i am using many of the health apps and battery-chewing features i had turned off before. This is bizarre, and i can only think that some of the app upgrades i have downloaded recently have fixed some of the power leaks and bugs i had for over a year. This means i am now giving it 5 stars, as it has become a perfect device. The one big problem has resolved. Back to original report: (much of which is now superceded.) The detail: I wanted the cellular model so i could leave my mobile at home, and take and initiate phone calls while driving a fast boat. I wanted the smaller 42mm model as the 46mm model i tried on my wrist made me feel like a dribbling idiot. In retrospect, i should have got the bigger watch as it has a significantly bigger battery good for up to 2.5 days. ( Be sceptical about Samsungs optimistic estimates of battery life, they are only acheivable by castrating the watch functionality.) As it stands i am getting an average 36 hours battery life on my smaller watch, but only by turning off many functions. ( Now 48 hours hours without turning off any functions) The bottom line is ....it is a brilliant wrist phone....easy to make or answer calls, never drops out, signal is clear as a bell at both ends. What a marvel. When i first turned it on, i was getting 14-16 hours of battery, but by careful and meticulous adjustment i have nearly tripled that. Here’s how: 1 Turn off “Always On Watchface” 2 Turn off “Location” 3 Turn off “ Heart Rate sensor” monitoring. 4 Swap any coloured watchface for one that is nearly black. ( The pixels on the watchface only use power when they aren't black. ) 5 Every time you use an app, shut it down afterwards. ( Go to “Recent Apps” and "Close All" 6 Uninstall any useless crud apps that could be stealing power in the background without you knowing by way of sedentary operations. Sadly the biggest offender is that useless personal assistant Bixby, which cant be uninstalled, ditto Samsung Pay, and the Health apps themselves.) I did all of that. So what was i left with? A watch that is a bit crippled but still performs its primary function of answering and making phone calls brilliantly. Whether close to or many kilometres from my mobile. Samsung have a brilliant product that needs a few more years of development to achieve glory. It needs battery and software improvements, but as much as anything, it needs more apps. The email and messaging apps that came with it work perfectly for reading incoming dats, but they are fiddly on a small watchface to write email or txts. It works perfectly with my car Bluetooth, and is not illegal as i still use the car buttons to answer or make calls. The watch doesnt have to be touched. If a call comes in and my mobile is closeby, i can answer on either device, as i also can in the car, or to originate calls, emails or txts. All seamlessly perfect. The rotating bezel for functions and app selection works beautifully, as far as i can judge, much better than Apple's button approach. But, apart from the thousands of watchfaces and health apps you can download, there is not a lot worth a pinch of cow poo in their app library. Come on Samsung, we need more non-health apps. I have discovered one third party app that is great for me. The GoPro app. I can have my GoPro camera mounted outside the boat cabin in shocking weather, and control what it shoots and how it shoots from the comfort of the cabin. In summary, Pros: Brilliant wristwatch phone, you can leave your mobile at home. Elegant, not to big or heavy. Rugged, waterproof to 5 Atmospheres pressure ( about 160 feet deep not that i have tested that) but take care with jets of water, and shockproof i think. Emails and texts can be easily read ( but not easily written on such a small watchface.) Cons: Came with dismal battery life but has now been fixed after a year by completely resetting the watch to factory status. The last word: Spend more money and buy the bigger version for its battery life, if you dont mind its size or looks.
Purchased in April 2019 at Samsung Physical store for $499.00.
I love it
Absolutely love my watch, the only issue I have is that the battery doesn't last long. Apart from that it is easy to use and looks super sexy. I couldn't live without it
Purchased in December 2018 at Samsung Online store for $600.00.
Saved like crazy never spend this amount of money. It overheats and shuts down just sitting on my table. Battery last 4hrs if I'm lucky. Should be wearing it but it never works properly. First month was great lasted 3 days.
Purchased in January 2019 at Telstra for $500.00.
- Galaxy Watch 42mm Cellular
Battery life poor and service is terrible
I can't comment on many of the features, because to achieve an 18 hour battery life I have had to turn OFF, exercise monitoring, heart monitoring, and sleep monitoring. Also, the handwriting recognition function will turn itself off after 2-6 hours, every time. So I'm continually turning it back on.
Worst of all is the service. See above comments - "if you want us to look at it you have to have it assessed by a technician." Except when you have an issue that only occurs after a few hours they refuse to actually test the defect, instead just...running some standard tests and then refuse to accept it is an issue. I have been told by their VOC team that I "need to see the store staff again because I probably haven't learnt how to use the function". Summary, in many cases the product is good, but their service and support is so bad that it is not worth the risk.
Purchased in September 2018 at Samsung Online store for $359.00.
Not much it cant do!
If you can run your samsung phone its a walk in the park...so easy to use, very bright amoled screen, nice and clear, responsive and lots of features..rotating bezel is very good as is the watchface options. You can download additional watchfaces and stop watch etc.
Connects to samsung phone easily without messy passwords and the like and the health app to display your settings and challenges is good without being brilliant. Only negatives so far....battery goes quicker if lots of use and screen left permanently on (about 1.5 days). A full cha...
Purchased in February 2019 at Jbhifi for $455.00.
|Category||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers|
|Connectivity||4G, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor and Light Sensor|
|Interface||Bezel (Physical) and Buttons|
|Waterproofing||Swim-proof and Water Resistant|
|Memory (RAM)||1.5 GB|
|Battery Size||270 mAh|
|Battery Life||2 days|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Rose Gold or Midnight Black|
- GTIN14: 08801643386641
- GTIN13: 8801643386641, 8801643386665, 8801643386689 and 8806090203428
- GTIN12: 887276301396
- MPN: KHSGW42LTEBLK, SM-R815FZDAXSA and SM-R815FZKAXSA
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