Updated 10 Dec 2015

Apple

Watch Sport 38 mm

Snapshot: The Apple Watch Sport 38mm smartwatch has a rubber band and weighs 56g. Does it have all the features you need?

Watch Sport 38 mm
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$659

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Test results

Overall score
67
Performance
?/10
Display
?/10
Telephone
?/10
Notification
?/10
Smartphone control
?/10

Good points

  • Performed well.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has NFC.
  • Is water resistant.
  • Has a touchscreen display.
  • Can display and reply to text messages.
  • Can make phone calls.
  • Can run social media.
  • Has fitness motivation.
  • Can control audio.
  • Can display emails.
  • Has audio alarm.

But

  • Poor battery life.
  • Is restricted to a particular smartphone type/brand.

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How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (30 percent) includes display, telephone, notifications, smartphone control and health functions.
  • Ease of use (40 percent) includes operation and settings
  • Battery (15 percent)
  • Durability (5 percent)
  • Versatility (10 percent)

Key data

Model

Price guide
$659

Specifications

Weight (g)
56
LxWxD (mm)
39 x 35 x 12
Band
rubber
Width of band (mm)
21
Max/Min diameter of band (cm)
21 / 14.5
Shape of watch back
convex back side HR sensor
Shape of screen
flat
Physical buttons
2
Security
PIN

Features

NFC
Accelerometer
Water resistant
Colour display
Touch display
Clock can always be displayed
×
USB plug
Restriction to particular smartphone type/brand
Read/Reply to text message
Yes/Yes
Phone call
Calendar
Social media
Fitness motivation
Music control
Mapping/navigation
Read/Write Email
Yes/No
Phone camera control
Alarm (Audio/Vibrate)
Yes/Yes
Integrated heart monitor
Sleep tracking
×
Step counter
Distance travelled

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