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Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600) vs Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)

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

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Compare Apple Watch XSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)10Points
Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsApple Watch (Sport 38mm)Compare Samsung Gear Sport X
Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
1.34"
AMOLED

272x340

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Single

205
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)

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Gear Sport (SM-R600)10 Advantages Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)vsWatch (Sport 38mm)7 Advantages Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
+1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core131%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs520Mhz 32bit Single-Core
+768MB LPDDR250%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs512MB LPDDR
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+360x360 pixels40%
Higher resolution screen
vs272x340 pixels
+424 PPI30%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs325 PPI
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+300 mAh46%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs205 mAh
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+4.2 version A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 version A2DP
+50 meters waterproof, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIPX7 certified
4GB (2GB user free)vs+8GB (6GB user free)2 times
More internal storage for applications and files
67 grams (2.35 ounces)vs+62 grams (2.17 ounces)8%
Lighter
11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)vs+10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)10%
Thinner
1.2"vs+1.34"12%
Larger screen
1500 appsvs+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+PedometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features

13 Common items in both devices
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
+6 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
ModelGear Sport (SM-R600)Watch (Sport 38mm)
Other model namesSamsung Gear Sport R600, Samsung SM-R600Apple Watch 1st gen, Apple Watch A1553 Sport 7000 Series
Country or region available(Global, International)AustraliaUSA(Europe)
(Global, International), Australia, USA, (Europe)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateOctober, 2017April, 2015
Depth11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)
Size (width x height)42.9 x 44.6 millimeters (1.69 x 1.76 in)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)
Weight67 grams (2.35 ounces)62 grams (2.17 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaNot supportedNot supported
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite back
Protection against water and others50 meters waterproof
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
IPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
Operating systemTizen 3.0WatchOS 1.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 4.0
HardwareSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 2 Dual 3250 (28nm)32bit - Apple S1 (28nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7520Mhz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP2 400MhzPowerVR SGX543
RAM memory768MB LPDDR2512MB LPDDR
Internal storage4GB (2GB user free)8GB (6GB user free)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.2" inches1.34" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~44% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels272x340 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI325 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Sapphire Glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
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 Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, E-mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
CameraSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
Back camera (main camera)Not supportedNot supported
Main camera resolutionNot supportedNot supported
Video recording (primary)Not supportedNot 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
AutofocusNot supportedNot supported
Touch focusNot supportedNot supported
Image stabilizationNot supportedNot supported
ZoomNot supportedNot supported
Face/smile detectionNot supportedNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
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 Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsfeature not registeredMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Colors: Black, Blue
- Compatible with standard 20mm straps
- Samsung Pay
- Wireless charging (Qi/WPC)
- 50m waterproof
- MIL-STD-810G compliant (militar certified)
- Watch colors: Silver, Space gray
- Watch bands: White, Blue, Green, Pink, Black
- Band material: Plastic
- iOS 8.2 or higher compatible
- Digital Crown
- MagSafe charging
Power supplySamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity300 mAh205 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging
• Wireless charging (Qi/WPC)
• Standard charging
• Magnetic charging (dock)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered180 minutes | 3 hours | 0.1 day
Standbyfeature not registered1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Radiation rateSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Apple Watch (Sport 38mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.33W/kg (head) | 0.31W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.349W/kg (head) | 0.272W/kg (body)feature not registered
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