Ever since the original Samsung Galaxy Gear was unveiled back in September 2013, we've seen a plethora of smartwatches land from the Korean company - but which one should you choose?
The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit were announced in February 2014 and the first Android Wear smartwatch from Samsung, the Gear Live, hit the shops in June 2014. The huge-screened Gear S arrived in time for Christmas 2014 and, if that wasn't enough, the Gear S2 was recently unleashed at IFA 2015.
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That's a whole lot of Gears in a short space of time, so which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?
Samsung Gear S2
Likely to go on sale in the next few weeks, the Samsung Gear S2 boasts a beautiful round-faced design which guns straight for the Apple Watch, with its all-new rotating bezel control setup. The interface is intuitive; you go left for notifications and right for apps and then in turn you scroll through the options when they appear around the edge.
There are two versions, the S2 and the S2 Classic, both of which pack a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, and a sharp 360 x 360 resolution. Like the original Gear S, it runs on Tizen.
Price: From $299 | Amazon
Buy it if you...want to set yourself apart from the Apple Watch brigade and fancy yourself a bit of a smartwatch hipster.
Samsung Gear S
The Samsung Gear S is a standalone smartwatch that doesn't need a smartphone for connectivity as it packs its own SIM card slot for 3G capabilities – although you'll need a new phone contract in order to take advantage of the untethered call and message features.
Samsung's biggest smartwatch certainly looks the business, with a 2-inch, curved, Super AMOLED display that boasts a 480 x 360 resolution; one of the best out there. It also packs in GPS connectivity for accurate run tracking.
Price: $329 | Amazon
Buy it if you...want the biggest smartwatch display, want to use your smartwatch to track your runs or ditch your smartphone and go all-out Dick Tracy.
Samsung Gear Live
Sammy's debut Android Wear smartwatch, the Gear Live takes its design cues from its Tizen-toting older brother, the Gear 2 Neo; it's pretty much identical save for the different position of the physical button and the lack of an infrared LED.
It features a 1.63-inch, 320 x 320, display and runs stock Android Wear, in its purest vanilla form, as per the rest of the new Google smartwatch brigade. As such, it will work with any Android smartphone, and is not reliant on a trip to the Samsung Galaxy.
Price: $149 | Amazon
Buy it if you...want to get involved in the Android Wear revolution and aren't bowled over by the newest Google-powered smartwatch offerings.
Samsung Gear Fit
The big problem with the Gear Fit, and the reason you'd probably be best off buying a different fitness tracker, is because, well, it's not a very good fitness tracker. Sure, it will count your steps, set you goals and track your runs and cycles too, but not with any great accuracy. It looks great though.
Price: $101 |Amazon
Buy it if you...want a smartwatch that looks like a fitness tracker, and not a fitness tracker with smartwatch features.
Samsung Gear 2
The Gear 2 has upped the style stakes over the original Gear, adding a classier edge to the first generation's plastic finish; giving it a classic timepiece styling that's often neglected on smartwatches.
It also boasts a lovely, 1.63-inch, Super AMOLED screen with a 320 x 320 resolution and a 2MP camera for wrist-shot photos on the go.
Price: $169 | Amazon
Buy it if you...like to take photographs from your watch. Exactly. Seriously though, the Samsung Gear 2 is a decent design and the display is terrific.
Samsung Gear 2 Neo
The Gear 2 Neo is a (average at best) fitness tracker and notifications system in one and there's a built-in heart rate monitor to boot. Sure, it might not have the camera of the top-of-the-line Samsung Gear 2 watch but for our money, that's no great loss.
For simplicity, the Neo wins out. It's got all the best bits of the Gear 2 (i.e. that gorgeous display) and none of the nonsense (i.e. that camera).
Price: $149 | Amazon
Buy it if you...like the idea of tapping into the Tizen revolution, and its array of over 1,000 apps, but don't have the budget or wrist strength to take on the Samsung Gear S or S2.
Samsung Galaxy Gear
The original and the worst, the Galaxy Gear is very much a first-gen device that screams, “we beat Apple to market". It has screws on the front. Screws. Actual visible screws.
It also has a camera, which is of no interest, we're quite sure. What is notable is that, although it was originally an Android powered device, it now runs Tizen and the plethora of apps Sammy's in-house platform affords you.
Price: $199 | Amazon
Buy it if you...like collecting first generation devices. There's really no need to own the original Gear smartwatch, it's already out of date even if it's only a year old.