After much supposition, Samsung has finally taken the covers off its next-generation smartwatch- the Samsung Gear S3. Although developed on their exclusive os called Tizen instead of Android Wear, the Equipment S3 functions perfectly with all Android phones (not simply Galaxy devices) and also enhances on an already solid offering in last year’s Samsung Gear S2 (which is still the Best Smartwatch for Android).

Samsung’s most classy watch to date

Upon initially laying eyes on Samsung’s most current smartwatch something struck me instantly: Samsung is inching more detailed as well as more detailed to providing customers a smartwatch that looks like a typical timekeeper. The Gear S3 is just lovely and does this much better than any type of other offerings from Samsung and also maybe all competitors.

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The Gear S3 comes in 3 different models:

  • Classic (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi)
  • Frontier (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi)
  • Frontier LTE.

Here are the main differences. The Samsung Equipment S3 Timeless features a more classic design, with smooth bezels and also a total slimmer style, while the Gear S3 Frontier includes a much more rugged engineering. Consider it as comparing a Timex to a Casio G-Shock, without all the extra heft.

Additionally, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier will be readily available with LTE, denoting the very first time Samsung is providing a smartwatch with LTE connection, relocating away from the 3G connection of the Equipment S2. This will certainly be very helpful for individuals that are seeking to leave their smart devices behind but still be able to get your notices on the go.

As for the bands, Samsung will certainly be consisting of 2 different bands within the packing for every Equipment S3 purchased, offering users prompt choices. It’s not yet understood whether we will be able to select which bands have our brand-new smartwatches, yet choices are always good with brand-new products. From the bezel to the stainless-steel casing and also numerous band choices, the Equipment S3 really hopes to be the smartwatch for practically everyone.

The bezel to rule them all

Now to that turning bezel. Yes, the screen is a touchscreen and there is a button on the side of the casing making options, but (like the Gear S2) the Gear S3 has a turning bezel that works as the key ways of navigating. Samsung is taking excellent pride in this feature of its smartwatches and it’s well been worthy of, navigating between different widgets or applications is incredibly smooth and enjoyable, bringing a function to the smartwatch market that firms can not or don’t offer.


The rotating bezel surrounds a gorgeous 1.3 touchscreen Super AMOLED screen, which brings us to the first big enhancement compared with the Gear S2. The display on the Gear S3 attributes over 16 million shades, which means that colors will be as dynamic as ever before. Thanks to the globe’s initial Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ screen on a smartwatch, you could be certain that your brand-new smartwatch will be safeguarded versus the pings and pangs your wrist tackles an everyday basis.

What’s under the hood?

Samsung took all its understanding and encounters from its previous smartwatches and also health and fitness trackers and decided to fill everything into the Equipment S3. Samsung included Corning’s Gorilla Glass SR+ screen, making it the first smartwatch to make use of this ultra-rugged screen. This will certainly fall right in line with those who tend to bang their wrists right into everything, as well as its IP68 score makes sure that it will certainly be secured from the elements.

Key Specs:

  • Display: 1.3″ Circular AMOLED
  • Resolution: 360 x 360, 278ppi
  • Full-Color Always-On display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
  • Memory: 4GB Internal
  • RAM: 768MB
  • Battery: 380mAh
  • Weather: IP68 water and dust resistance

You could make the full listing of specs for the Samsung Gear S3 here.

Killer includes get even more killer-er

As with a lot of Samsung items, the Gear S3 is packed with new attributes. Our favorite? The intro of Samsung Pay on the newest smartwatch. It ended up being readily available for the Equipment S2 back in July, however the Equipment S3 will release with this function in tow.

Pay without touching your pocket

You will certainly currently be able to spend for products on the move without having to secure your budget or your smart device. Due to the inclusion of NFC as well as MST, as long as your Samsung Pay details is registered on your mobile phone, you will be able to utilize your smartwatch while in line at the supermarket equally as you would generally do with your phone.

Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 is likewise shielded by Samsung’s Knox safety and security steps which are currently given on different mobile phones consisting of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Side as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 7. By maintaining your information protected, Samsung promises to give a much easier method to pay for goods, even when you’re device is left behind.

Finally, Samsung Pay will just have the ability to be utilized if the Gear S3 is affixed to * your * wrist and the 4 digit pin has actually been gone into. This will aid keep unapproved events from utilizing Samsung Pay without your consent and also keep your financial institution information in the best hands.

Solving the dead battery dilemma

Some may be dissatisfied by the size of the battery (380mAh), however Samsung assures much better total battery life with the Gear S3. Samsung is anticipating for the Equipment S3 to be able to last between 3 and 4 days relying on whether you purchase the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth design or the LTE variation. The new display features Samsung’s always-on display and two brand-new power-saving modes making certain you survive the day while still being able to tell the time.

The normal power-saving setting triggers at 15% staying as well as will just enable specific notices to come through on your wrist. The Watch-Only mode – a rather inventive addition – triggers when the Gear S3 is down to 5% as well as will certainly restrict use to just telling the moment. Samsung assures the Watch-Only mode will certainly have the ability to obtain you via a complete days use while still being able to tell the time. That’s pretty incredible because it prevents our largest problem about smartwatches: the opportunity that they totally die on your wrist leaving you wearing a watch that can not also inform the time.

Apps, widgets, watchfaces, as well as more

With the Gear S3, Samsung is really pressing the inclusion of widgets which can be accessed by either revolving the bezel or swiping across the screen. The widgets will certainly give users accessibility to their crucial items of details, consisting of news updates as well as any kind of missed out on notifications.

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Samsung is also partnering with preferred business to supply special encounters that cannot be found elsewhere, including:

  • Spotify – stream music directly from your brand-new smartwatch. You will not be able to save playlists as well as music from Spotify for offline usage.
  • Nest – manage your Nest thermostat straight from your wrist.
  • ADT – brings a brand-new level of personal safety with Samsung’s brand-new SOS service. Given with a membership the ADT SOS service will certainly connect to ADT phone call centers and also alert the local authorities to your location and also can even call on your part when it comes to an emergency.

Surely more unique partnerships will certainly come as well as Samsung has stated there will more than 10,000 apps offered in the Equipment Store at the launch of the Gear S3. This consists of numerous watchfaces that can be downloaded and install which rather pumps up the stats, however it’s a rather excellent start for the launch of Samsung’s most recent and also biggest wearable.

Fitness with your phone left behind

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When the Samsung Gear Fit 2 was introduced, Samsung drove the factor house about the capability to leave your phone behind and also allow the new fitness tracker be your hub. The exact same sentiment can be said concerning the Gear S3 as Samsung has consisted of much of the incredible features from the Gear Fit 2 with the brand-new smartwatch.

Starting off is 4GB of storage space that is constructed into the smartwatch. This will certainly permit for individuals to not only download apps or widgets however additionally load music from your individual library straight to the Gear S3 for listening offline.

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The Gear S3 also includes a great deal of brand-new sensors that will boost the statistics of your workouts as well as your general usage. This consists of an altimeter, measure, GPS, as well as SOS sensors. The built-in GPS sensing unit will permit for your runs, walks, or bike rides to be accurately gauged and synced with Samsung’s S Health application once you’re back in range of your Samsung mobile phone. That indicates you could take phoneless physical fitness experiences but still obtain all the terrific data you desire to collect.

Weathering the storm

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If you’re bothered with having to weather the components with a smartwatch this gorgeous, eliminate that concept currently. The Equipment S3 comes with an IP68 ranking and also has military quality certifications for extreme temperatures, dirt defense and also even altitude security of up to 15,000 feet. The IP68 ranking will certainly permit you to take the Gear S3 under 5 feet water for as much as HALF AN HOUR which implies you could get a number of laps in the swimming pool finished without bothering with your new smartwatch taking place the fritz.

Size matters

Not all points are roses as well as daisies with the Equipment S3. According to interior study, Samsung will just be offering the Gear S3 in a 46mm casing with 22mm bands. This choice can cause a little backlash from the girls out there because of the wrist being ‘as well huge’. We’ll need to wait as well as see how it plays out, however with Samsung continuing to sell and also support the Equipment S2 schedule, along with the Gear Fit 2, it could be a moot point.


The Samsung Equipment S3 is one gorgeous smartwatch that not just enhances the Equipment S2 however includes the fitness features that turn the Gear Fit 2 right into one of the very best fitness trackers of the year. As soon as launched, the Gear S3 is an incredible alternative that could do everything you can desire in a smartwatch and a physical fitness tracker in one sophisticated package.

We’ll be sure to provide everyone a comprehensive consider the Samsung Equipment S3, so remain tuned for our full evaluation. We are anticipating the Equipment S3 to launch later on this year as well as will be offered from significant retailers as well as United States providers (for the Equipment S3 Frontier LTE). In the meanwhile, drop us a line below and let us recognize what you assume regarding the Equipment S3 and whether it will certainly end up being the top canine in the smartwatch market.