Samsung have released a new product to their range of smart watches. A 42mm rose gold bezel style display that is just the right size on my wrist. Any bigger would be too chunky in my opinion.
This watch does it all: steps, heart rate, stress rate, sleep time, emails, texts and even controls your PowerPoint presentation. It’s really handy for important messages and can be customised to only show alerts that you want to see.
The strap is rubber and you get both a small and large strap in the box. In addition, you get a regular and a wireless charger. You can use a preset clock face, or download your own from a wide range. A huge advantage to this product, is that it’s waterproof. You can shower and go swimming, without taking it off. I recently discovered that you can also instal old school ‘snake’ to play in between exercises!
Of course, you can select a specific physical activity for it to track, but it also auto -tracks. Or, so I thought.
Upon prior research, I found no review explaining that there is a software problem with the step counting. However, once I searched this specific problem, the hits were incredible. Apparently, there is a software update in the US to fix the tracking, but Samsung Customer Services were unable to tell me if this update will also come to the UK. On the 4/12/2018 an update was released, but this doesn’t appear to have fixed the step problem.
For almost £300, I expect better than this. It’s such a shame as the rest of the watch is great. I love the bezel, you can quickly scroll between options and read any messages when synced to your phone.
But, the battery too let’s it down. It lasts approximately two days, depending on how often you use itm so if you want to track regular sleep patterns, make sure you charge it in the daytime.
I probably should send it back for a refund, but it’s so pretty!