Samsung Gear S3 is stylish and has 3-4 days battery life

Gear S3 smartwatch evolved.

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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.

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Gear S3 Product Specification

  Samsung Gear S3
Gear S3 frontier Gear S3 classic
Model Bluetooth®, LTE Bluetooth®
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)

Strap 22mm 22mm
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
Battery 380mAh
Charge Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)
Durability IP68 water & dust resistance

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Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics Australia, Phil Newton says,
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.”
Given the ‘premium’ statement don’t expect the Gear S3 to come cheap, but in time for Christmas, would make for a great Christmas present.

 

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Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis.
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