|Product||Sony SmartWatch 2||Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch||Pebble Watch||Pebble Steel||Martian Passport Watch|
|Price||$184.00 to $199.99||$215.20 to $299.99||$149.99||MSRP: $249.00||$298.98 to $299.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||2.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||1.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||2 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||January 28, 2014||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
With its ability to push Android notifications to your wrist, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is more useful than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, but the Pebble is still the best smartwatch deal around.
Samsung's take on the smartwatch has some potential, and it does get some things right, but its inability to perform truly "smart" functions means it falls far short of expectations.
With a major software update and new app store, the original Pebble gets a new lease on life -- a less stylish but arguably better value than the newer Steel.
Equal parts fashionable and functional, the Pebble Steel leaps to the top of the smartwatch heap, but does so by improving existing tech rather than adding something totally new.
The Martian Passport Watch has style galore and a clever two-way wristwatch aesthetic, but it's ultimately more of a cool novelty than a must-have accessory.
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