Samsung nails the navigation in its fifth smartwatch. The circular dial on the Gear S2 spins to open notifications, show widgets, and rotate through a menu of apps. It’s an intuitive way to interact with items on its 1.2-inch, 302ppi, round screen, and one that feels well built. The Gear S2 is also lightweight at 47g, waterproof to 1.5m, and features a microphone for dictating messages and replies, and a back button to get you out of an unexpected selection. The wi-fi version fails to include a speaker to take calls, however, and S-Voice has yet to match Siri’s usefulness.
$499 / SAMSUNG.COM/AU