Apple Watch Series 1 vs Samsung Gear S2

Apple Watch Series 1 Samsung Gear S2
Model Apple
Watch Series 1
Gear S2

Basic Info

Suggested Price 299 249.99
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Release Oct 2016 Oct 2015


BestBuy Rating 4.7 4.4
Walmart Rating 4.8 4.5


Top Features
  • Aluminum case with Sport Band
  • Dual-core processor
  • Splash resistant¹
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • OLED Retina display with Force Touch
  • Ion-X glass
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life²
  • Magnetic charging cable
  • Apple Watch requires an iPhone 5 or later.
  • Classic Buckle, Leather Loop, Modern Buckle, Milanese Loop, and Link Bracelet bands are not water resistant.
  • ¹Apple Watch Series 1 is splash and water resistant but not waterproof. You can, for example, wear and use Apple Watch Series 1 during exercise, in the rain, and while washing your hands, but submerging Apple Watch Series 1 is not recommended.
  • Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529.
  • ²Testing conducted by Apple in August 2016 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, and Apple Watch Edition, each paired with an iPhone; all devices tested with prerelease software.
  • All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours.
  • Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.
  • TM © and 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Connect to your Android smartphone
    Sync your apps and contacts and receive notifications when you get a text, e-mail or phone call.
  • 1.2″ Super AMOLED touch screen
    View texts and e-mails, check your calendar and browse the Web while you’re on the go.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC connectivity
    Access Web pages and apps at home or on the go. Connect to a variety of compatible devices for wireless streaming and charging.
  • Elastomer band fits your active lifestyle
    Adjustable band stretches for comfort while you run, bike or lift weights in the gym.
  • S Health and Nike+ Running integration
    Stay healthy and track your fitness progress. A heart rate monitor helps get you moving.
  • S-Voice enables simple voice command
    Search the Web and make phone calls right from your wrist.
  • IP68-rated dust- and water-resistant design
    Gorilla3 display and elastomer band offer durability for outdoor use.
  • Wireless charging
    Power your device quickly using the included wireless charging dock.

All Features

Countdown Yes
Alarm Yes No
Internet Connectable Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
Case Width 1.4 inches 1.65 inches
Mobile Notifications Yes Yes
Rechargeable Battery Yes
Charging Interface(s) Wireless Wireless
Model Family Apple Watch Series 1
Stopwatch Yes
Battery Size Not Applicable 250 mAh
Vibration Alert Yes
Date/Time Display Date and time None
Body Metrics Measured Heart rate Heart rate
Voice Activated Yes Yes
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Parts 1 year 1 year
Text Messaging Yes Yes
Clock Display Yes No
Color Space Gray Aluminum Black
Curved Screen No
Email Capable Yes Yes
Operating System Compatibility Apple iOS Android
Screen Size 42 millimeters 30.5 millimeters
Bluetooth Enabled Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Compatibility Bluetooth Wireless B
Bluetooth Version 4.0 4.1
Built-In Microphone Yes Yes
Battery-Strength Indicator Yes
Series Series 1
Band Material Other Other
Additional Accessories Included Sport Band (can be configured for either S/M or M/L length); 1m Magnetic Charging Cable Additional band (small), wireless charging dock
Screen Type Digital Super AMOLED
GPS Enabled No No
Touch Screen Yes Yes
No-Contract Yes Yes
Battery Type Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Processor Brand Apple
Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer
Color Category Gray Black
Model Number MP032LL/A SM-R7200ZKAXAR
Product Name Apple Watch Series 1 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case Black Sport Band Gear S2 Smartwatch 30.5mm
Case Length 1.7 inches 1.96 inches
Operating System watchOS Tizen
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Labor 1 year 1 year
Brand Apple Samsung
Music Player Yes
Water Resistant No Yes
Maximum Usage Time 18 hours
Case Thickness 0.4 inches 0.45 inches
Power Supply Type DC
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance 3.2 feet
Band Width 0.79 inches
Maximum Wrist Size 5 inches
Minimum Wrist Size 3 inches
Case Shape Circular
Clasp Type Buckle
Watch Finish Other
Adjustable Brightness No
Dust Resistant Yes
Watch Memory (RAM) 512 megabytes
Wireless Syncing Yes
Instant On No
NFC Technology Yes
Adjustable Band Length Yes
Media Card Slot None
Shock Resistant No
Screen Resolution 360 x 360
Multi-Sport Tracking No
Automatic Sync No
Internal Memory 4 gigabytes
Phone No
Data Plan Required No
Case Material Stainless steel
Processor Speed 1.0 gigahertz

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