Apple WatchSamsung Gear S2
Top 35%290 points
Top 35%
Top 24%340 points
Top 24%
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16 smartwatches
1.43" - 1.56"
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Is dustproof and water resistant

Apple Watch vs Samsung Gear S2: 47 facts in comparison

1. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
74% have it
77
0

2. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
1.50"
Neptune Pine: 2.40"
1.20"
68
0

3. Can be used to answer calls

The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
Apple Watch
31% have it
62
0

4. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
302ppi
LG Watch Sport: 491ppi
302ppi
56
0

5. battery life

With a longer battery life you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
0.75days
Cogito Fit: 365days
3days
55
0

6. has branded damage resistant glass

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
29% have it
53
0

7. resolution

6.11% higher resolution.
312 x 390px
LG Watch Sport: 480 x 480px
360 x 360px
52
0

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
45% have it
50
0

9. Counts how many calories you have burnt

This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
61% have it
47
0

10. Has a stopwatch

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
50% have it
46
0

11. wireless charging

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
39% have it
46
0

12. Integrates with social networks

It allows you to share information to popular social networks.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
40% have it
46
0

13. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Apple Watch
66% have it
46
0

14. has a compass

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
46% have it
44
0

15. Locates your phone

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
61% have it
44
0

16. Has music playback

The device can play mp3 music files.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
31% have it
44
0

17. has voice commands

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
63% have it
43
0

18. Watch band is replaceable

The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.
Apple Watch
59% have it
43
0

19. has NFC

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
30% have it
43
0

20. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
25% have it
43
0

21. Tracks distance

It tracks how far you travel.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
57% have it
42
1

22. Bluetooth version

0.10 newer Bluetooth version.
4
Huawei Watch 2: 4.20
4.10
41
0

23. Tracks steps taken

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
81% have it
40
0

24. Measures pace

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
Apple Watch
31% have it
40
0

25. Can be used as a camera remote control

The device can be used to control your smartphone’s camera remotely, allowing you to take shots without being near your phone.
Apple Watch
25% have it
38
0

26. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
72% have it
37
0

27. Has a heart rate monitor

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
50% have it
37
0

28. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
22% have it
36
0

29. Has call control

The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
73% have it
36
0

30. Has a route tracker

With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
Apple Watch
19% have it
34
0

31. Has a barometer

This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
17% have it
34
0

32. Has sapphire glass display

Sapphire crystal glass is an extremely durable material, which is surpassed only by diamond in terms of hardness. A sapphire crystal display is stronger and more scratch resistant than toughened glass such as Corning Gorilla Glass.
Apple Watch
18% have it
34
0

33. has an accelerometer

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
87% have it
33
0

34. Tracks elevation

It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
27% have it
33
0

35. Syncs wirelessly

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2
84% have it
31
0

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