The wearable world is mostly dominated by Apple watch and other companies; to add to this list Samsung has launched its latest wearable Gear S3 which is the follow-up to the really good Gear S2. With the OS of Tizen, it stands out from the sea of nearly homogeneous Android Wear watches.
With a bunch of new features, it’s a more maximized, more stylized watch than any other. Samsung has unveiled the Gear S3 in two flavors – Samsung Gear S3 Classic and the rugged Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. The Gear S3 has some big improvements to the wrist-based smart thing and they’re pretty much identical apart from Gear S2 in slight design tweaks and connectivity.
Samsung Gear S3 has a solid steel case and does feature a top-notch design too. The body and bezel of Gear S3 Frontier are of gunmetal, with a black watch face and leather strap. Its bezel is nonetheless superbly designed, with rectangular, textured buttons where the minute and hour points are etched into it. Even the rear of the Frontier is fixed with a heart rate monitor sensor that can monitor heartbeats.
The Samsung Classic Gear S3 has a minimalistic, analog look with a stainless steel body. It has a circular and rotating bezel. Both the variants have been awarded with IP68 water and dust resistant certification since it can withstand any temperature, shock, dust and extreme vibrations.
The Classic model of Gear S3 is enabled with Bluetooth/ Wi-Fi while the Frontier version has a Bluetooth or standalone LTE. Absolutely, the latest Gear S3 looks and feels natural on your wrist with a touch of luxury.
Performance at its Best
Apart from the design, The Gear S3 is evenly matched in the performance section. With a dual core 1.0GHz processor, 4GB internal memory, 380mAh battery, and 768MB RAM it will also be highly customizable and interchangeable with its digital watch faces. You have the freedom to explore and to stay on track even without your phone.
Awesome Features of Gear S3
- Inbuilt with a 380 mAh battery.
- Rotate the bezel to answer or reject phone calls.
- Get onboard GPS that features an SOS mode, which allows users to activate location tracking.
- Has a Speaker and microphone for making calls.
- Samsung Pay is introduced.
- Has Super AMOLED 360×360 display in watch mode.
- Added with scratch resistance feature because of Gorilla Glass SR+.
- Gear S3 has 22mm standard watch strap compatibility.
- Embedded with Barometer and altimeter, plus optical heart rate monitor.
- Got a certification of IP68 water resistance.
- Higher-speed LTE data with improved call quality.
- Supports Spotify which lets you stream music.
About Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay is supported on the Gear S3. With the help of NFC and MST, you will be able to tap your watch against any card reader. It stores information on the watch which you can access while paying anything. You’ll need to type in a 4-digit password pin that you’ve created. To maintain security if the S3 is off the wrist, the payment system is locked automatically.
Price & Availability
The company announced at IFA on August 31st that the Samsung latest Gear S3 Classic and Frontier models will be available in the UK in the month of October 2016. The prices are yet not disclosed by Samsung but we still expect the Classic to retail for around £249, while the Frontier is likely to be closer to £300 in respective with its Gear S2 model.
Samsung Gear S3’s screen is designed with a particular motto to stay for a lasting time and it has increased the watch’s capabilities as a fitness or trekking companion too. This time around, Samsung has provided an impressive watch which may be targeting a more specific audience too.