Six months after the announcement of Samsung gears, finally, the company has launched the Samsung Gear S3. It comes at a price of Rs 28500. Now, this time you will get two variants of the Samsung Gear S3. There is a Gear S3 Frontier and the Gear S3 Classic.
Both the variants have different specs and functionality, but they are powered by Samsung’s in-house Tizen Wearable OS 2.3.2. We saw the Samsung Gear S2 versions. The new versions are a bit heavier and larger in size than the predecessors.
The Samsung Gear S3 retains the rotating bezel mechanism from the predecessor. It is the best alternative to the touch screen when you are wearing it on your wrist. You can use the bezel for accepting or rejecting a call without even touching the screen. You can just swipe around the watch. Along with that, the Gear S3 also comes with two crowns like buttons n right side. With the smartwatch, you can also write messages by scrawling your fingers on the screen.
The watch comes with a Super AMOLED display, and this shows the time like an Analogue time clock. You will get the inbuilt speaker and microphone. You can activate the Samsung S Voice by double clicking on the buttons. But this is a bit hard to operate.
The features of Samsung Gear S3
The Gear S3 offers fitness tracking features. You can track almost anything starting from the heart beat to the atmospheric pressure. It has got the GPS, heart rate monitor, the speedometer, the altimeter and also the barometer. You can also check how much distance you traveled to shed calories and much more. The Samsung Gear S3 offers multi-gadget functionality. Let us look how the different variants look and perform.
The Frontier and Classic version of Gear S3
The Frontier model is preferably for the men as it looks a bit rugged and comes with more masculine features. It has got the military grade durability and also has got the 3G/LTE connectivity features. With the built-in speakers, you can make calls, and also play music. There is a dedicated SOS button that alerts friends, family and emergency professionals in case of a crisis. This one is heavier than the Classic variant of 62 grams.
Now the Classic Samsung Gear S3 is lighter by 10 grams, and it also lacks the 3G/LTE connectivity. It does not have any military grade MIL-STD 810G stainless steel protection. But it comes with a waterproof IP68 technology and dust resistance. The classic version is 57 grams.
The common specs for both the variants
Both the Gear S3 versions have some common specs. The two gears are powered by dual-core 1 GHz processor and 768MB RAM. Both the variants have a circular 1.3 inch 360*360 Super AMOLED display that is protected by the Corning Gorilla glass. The watches come with 4GB of internal memory. For the connectivity options, both the Samsung Gear S3 variants have got Bluetooth 4.2, the Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass feature. The devices also have a connectivity feature that Samsung calls a Hyper-Connectivity.
It allows you to receive notifications beyond the Wi-Fi ranges. Samsung is also offering both the displays with a battery backup of three to four days with 380mAh battery on the watches.
The operating systems for both the watches are smooth. You can download different clock faces directly from the dedicated Appstore. The Samsung Gear S3 also supports third party apps. You can charge it with wireless charging. The Samsung Gear S3 will be available for sale from January 18th on all Samsung channels both online and offline.