As Google continues to iterate on Wear OS, Samsung has steadily blazed a trail with its own wearable platform. In the last decade, the South Korean OEM has become the top choice for Android users that want a powerful, reliable smartwatch experience. Right now, you can pick up a manufacturer refurbished Galaxy Watch with LTE for just $179.99 ($120 off) on eBay.
Samsung smartwatches are popularly associated with their rotating bezels, but the Galaxy Watch Active came out with an inert glass bezel, embracing a monumental design shift to some users’ dismay. Its unanticipated follow-up met halfway with a new touch bezel that emulates its mechanical peer using haptic vibrations. Turns out, you can get this interactive bezel on the original Watch Active, and an update is already underway to enable it. Read More
Christmas is approaching, and if you've managed to ignore that fact by putting off buying presents to this day, you might be interested in a renewed black or rose gold 42mm Samsung Galaxy Watch. It's a refurbished product that works and looks like it's new, but it's considerably cheaper. At the moment, the wearable is going for the new low of $160 ($170 off the MSRP) on Amazon and should arrive before Christmas if you order today. Read More
Samsung's Galaxy Watch from last year is one of the best smartwatches on the market for Android users. Available in two sizes (42 mm and 46 mm) with different connectivity options (WiFi/BT-only and LTE), the Galaxy Watch still sells for $250 and upwards at most retailers. If its high price was a barrier that stopped you from getting one before, the 42 mm Galaxy Watch with LTE is on sale at eBay in open-box form for just $167 ($213 off MSRP). Read More
For those integrated in the Samsung ecosystem, a Tizen-powered smartwatch is a decent option. At its launch price of $330+, the Galaxy Watch wasn't the easiest sell, but one year later, open-box versions of the 42mm and 46mm sizes are available for $179.99 and $189.99, respectively, with an extra charging dock thrown in.
It can easily be argued that Samsung's Tizen smartwatches are better than Wear OS competitors in a number of ways, but the voice assistant is not one of them. Bixby will never be able to compete with Google Assistant in this space, so it's always been a bit of a blow for Samsung watch owners. Until now, that is, as a new app is bringing the Assistant to the Galaxy Watch and others Tizen running 4.0 and above. Read More
Customizable watch faces are an integral part of the smartwatch experience. What good is a digital display if you're not going to use it to make your watch look exactly like you want it to? That's why there are hundreds of designers making faces for every wearable platform, and apps such as Pujie Black that let you create your own. The popular app was previously restricted to Wear OS but is now also compatible with Tizen OS, namely Samsung's Galaxy Watch, Watch Active, and Gear Sport. Support for the Gear S3 is coming soon. Read More
When the Galaxy Watch Active launched earlier this year, it brought with it Samsung's new One UI look for wearables. That updated interface is now rolling out to the company's earlier smartwatch models, namely the regular Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport. Read More
Samsung was one of the pioneers in the smartwatch game. Unlike many competitors, it's stuck around, though its watches now run Tizen instead of the oft-maligned Wear OS. The Galaxy Watch is Samsung's most recent smartwatch, and you can currently pick an open-box 46mm model up with a second charging dock for $214.99, which is $135 off MSRP. Read More