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Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700) vs Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Gear vs Apple Watch 1 smartwatches, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

Compare Apple Watch 1 XSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)07Points
Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)




32bit Single


(Non removable)

11PointsApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Compare Samsung Galaxy Gear X
Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)vsWatch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)11 Advantages Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
+800Mhz 32bit Single-Core28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs520Mhz 32bit Dual-Core
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
+(back) 2MPAdvantage
With a camera you can take pictures anywhere
vsNot supported
+HD (1280x720)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsNot supported
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)150%
More apps available to download and use
vs1400000 apps (App Store)
+315 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs250 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
4GB (2GB available)vs+8GB (5GB available)150%
More internal storage for applications and files
74 grams (2.59 ounces)vs+30 grams (1.05 ounces)147%
11.1 millimeters (0.44 inches)vs+10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)6%
320x320 pixelsvs+390x312 pixels19%
Higher resolution screen
278 PPIvs+303 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Water splash resistant (don't immerse)vs+IPX7 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

13 Common items in both devices
512MB / 512MB LPDDR
16 million
Not supported
+6 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
ModelGalaxy Gear (SM-V700)Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy Gear 1, Samsung SM-V700 Galaxy Gear V700Apple Watch Series 1 Aluminum 42mm A1803, iWatch S1
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release dateSeptember, 2013September, 2016
Depth11.1 millimeters (0.44 inches)10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)
Size (width x height)36.8 x 56.6 millimeters (1.45 x 2.23 in)36.4 x 42.5 millimeters (1.43 x 1.67 in)
Weight74 grams (2.59 ounces)30 grams (1.05 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite back
Protection against water and othersWater splash resistant (don't immerse)IPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanWatchOS 3.0
Firmware updateTizen 2.2.1WatchOS 5.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 421232bit - Apple S1P (28nm)
CPU processor800Mhz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A9520Mhz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP4 400MhzPowerVR G6200
RAM memory512MB512MB LPDDR
Internal storage4GB (2GB available)8GB (5GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.63" inches1.65" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~41.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution320x320 pixels390x312 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)278 PPI303 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS, E-mail
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Back camera (main camera)2 megapixelsNot supported
Main camera resolution1600x1200 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsNot supported
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusNot supported
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomNot supported
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredNot supported
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Front camera (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front camera resolutionNot supportedNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFiNot supported802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Other features- Watch colors: Silver, Rose Gold
- Watchband colors: Black, Yellow, Gray, Beige, Orange
- Cetified IP55: dust resistance and protection from short-term exposure to water jets
- Watch compatible with Android 4.3 smartphones or higher
- S Voice
- Galaxy Gear Charging Dock
- Colors: Space gray, Gold, Rose gold, Silver
- Band colors: Brown, White, Black, Blue
- Sport bands
- 450 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Magnetic charger
- Requires an iPhone 5s/iOS 11 or later
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity315 mAh250 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Talk time autonomy1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standby9000 minutes | 150 hours | 6.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered

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