The new Samsung Gear S3 is the most refined and advanced wearable we’re seen from the company. One of its biggest assets is its unique 4 days worth of battery life. They’re able to achieve that pretty stunning battery life thanks to a 380mAh a significant upgrade on 250mAh from the Gear S2.
Announced at the IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung’s Gear S2 comes in 2 varieties, the classic and the frontier. The classic is the stylish edition for the day-to-day technology lover, while the frontier is for the active outdoors types. The frontier has a neat SOS feature if you happy to adventure a little too far and need help.
While inside of the Gear S3 devices feature much the same hardware as the last generation, the external design is a substantial re-engineering. The fit and finish actually looks incredibly stylish and the performance looks impressive.
In 2016, consumers are expecting a lot from their wearables and thanks to NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, wireless charging and even LTE connectivity (frontier only), the Gear S3 has plenty of neat tricks. The smartwatch runs Tizen OS 2.3.1 and now touts more than 10,00 apps, including Spotify, Uber, Yelp, iHeartRadio and more.
Whether you’re tapping to pay, or just using the watch to get mobile notifications, the extra battery life means you can enjoy the device much more like a normal watch and avoid stressing about a nightly charge. When it does come time to charge, there’s wireless charging, although we’d still like to see Intel’s charging bowl so we can throw our phones, watches and wireless earbuds in to charge overnight.
For the first time on the Gear series, the Gear S3 features Gorilla Glass SR+ from Corning, specifically designed to provide a tougher, more scratch resistant and crisp display wearable devices.
Gear S3 Product Specification
|Samsung Gear S3|
|Gear S3 frontier||Gear S3 classic|
|Display||1.3” Circular Super AMOLED
360 x 360, 278ppi
Full Color Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+
|AP||Dual core 1.0 GHz|
|OS||Tizen Based Wearable Platform 2.3.2|
|Size||46 x 49 x 12.9
62g (without band)
|46 x 49 x 12.9
57g (without band)
|Memory||4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM|
|Connectivity||3G/LTE, Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass||Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,
NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light|
|Charge||Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)|
|Durability||IP68 water & dust resistance|
We have announced the global launch of two beautifully crafted wristwatches that also offer our most advanced wearable technology available today including GPS, heart rate monitor, on-board microphone, as well as a music streaming services. They are also durable and built with IP68 water and dust resistance rating.The Gear S3 range delivers an optimal blend of technical intelligence and know-how with beautifully intricate craftsmanship that people expect from a premium timepiece.The Gear S3 range will be available in Australia before Christmas. We will announce local pricing and availability closer to launch.”