Samsung debuts the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier featuring the largest display ever found in smartwatch
Many of us aren’t fond of smartwatches mostly due to the fact that they often lack design flair of a traditional analog watch. Conscious of that Samsung decided to make a smartwatch that will meet the tastes of even the most picky aesthetes and introduced the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier. Both wearable gadgets feature stunning specs, water and dust resistant body and the biggest display ever found in smartwatches.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic and S3 Frontier offer combination of the largest display ever found in a smartwatch, Tizen software, surprisingly powerful specs and a traditional watch look.
After weeks of teasing the mobile world with scarce hints on its new smartwatch line, Samsung has finally unveiled the Gear S3 series at IFA 2016. Although the Gear S2 was already quite a powerful devices, the Gear S3 comes equipped with features that make it one of the most advanced and hence the most competitive smartwatch currently accessible, including even the freshly announced ASUS ZenWatch 3.
Released in two versions, Classic and Frontier, the new smartwatch provides a premium quality design offering the style of a traditional watch. The former offers a more classic look, coming with a leather band and a quite casual look, whereas the latter is a more rugged offering equipped with a silicone band, shiny bezels and army of buttons set along the side. Despite being quite different in terms of appearance, both watches are dressed in a water and dust resistant armor tagged with IP68 certification tested to withstand extreme temperatures, which altogether makes them a trustworthy companion of all adventure lovers.
Apart from the water-tight body, the Gear S3’s durability has been additionally enhance by covering the device’s Super AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass’s new Glass SR+ for extra protection.
Moving on to the inside, when compared to the Gear S2 line, both the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, pack stronger processors, more RAM, better displays, more effective batteries and improved activity tracking function. The watches house a 1.3-inch circular display with 360×360 p resolution sporting Always-On technology and the same are so far the biggest smartwatches available on the market. In addition, the Gear S3 supports wide range of faces you can choose among, while the improved sensitivity of the screen allows to operate the watch even when wearing gloves.
Thanks to a built-in speaker you can directly talk to your watch when making a phone call or stream music delivered by Spotify. Meanwhile the circular bezel enveloping the face may be used to accept or reject calls or calendar notifications. Furthermore, quite traditionally, the Gear S3 has been also packed with a variety of sensors like barometer, GPS tracking and speedometer, while a new SOS function enables you to call your family or friend in case of emergency by triple-tapping the watch’s screen.
Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage, both devices run Tizen wereable OS 2.3.2. Kept alive by a 380 mAh battery with wireless charging support the Gear S3 is promised to deliver 4-days of usage on single charging. As for connectivity, both models of the watch feature Wi-Fi, NFC and MST for mobile payments (company claims that they’re compatible with 90 percent of terminals nationwide), but limited to Bluetooth the Classic model lacks LTE connectivity option found in the Frontier variant.
Availability and Pricing
When it comes to availability, shortly after the Gear S3’s premiere AT&T announced to add the LTE-capable model to their lineup. The smartwatch will include the carrier’s NumberSync feature enabling you to send messages from your smartwatch using your phone number. Pricing is still unknown. The devices should hit stores sometime round the holiday shopping season.