Samsung has something new up its sleeve, and it’s bound to make the world go WOW! The Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch collection is one-of-a-kind with the perfect blend of basic watch features, and smart life functions. And you can pick between two completely different styles- the Classic, and the Frontier. The Classic is a classy, elegant watch that would fit perfectly in an office environment.
The Frontier on the other hand has an adventurous, rugged vibe to it which makes it befitting in a more casual setting. Both have their own distinct personality, and are chock-a-block with some superb features.
The Gear S3 looks like an analogue watch, but with a twist…literally. With just a twist of the bezel, you can explore a world of infinite possibilities through this wonderful smartwatch. The bezel, screen, and crown can be spun, tapped, and pressed to launch various functions and apps.
The circular bezel is a standout feature on the watch. Its simplicity and design gives the Gear S3 an extra few ounces of oomph. By using high-quality stainless steel for the bezel, Samsung has made the watch not just durable, but also very stylish. The Classic has a shiny, smooth look and feel to it, whereas the Frontier has a brushed, darker body.
With the bezel you can read messages, view your apps, turn up or lower the volume, scroll through long texts, or make calls as the watch has a built-in speaker. Twist the bezel right and you can view a series of widgets for quick access to your favorite apps, and also to control your music. Spin it to the right and you can flip through your entire list of downloaded apps. And with over 10,000 apps to choose from, you can pick and use as many as you want.
Samsung also gives you the freedom to transform the appearance of your Gear S3 smartwatch by tweaking the watch face and band. You have 15 preloaded watch face designs to pick from, with more available on the Gear App Store. And all of them have the Always On Display option, wherein you can leave the display (read: the analogueish watch face) on all through the day. Also, for a more personal touch, you can even create your own design. It’s almost like owning several different watches, with just the Gear S3.
The band of your smartwatch can also be changed to suit the occasion and attire, by picking from the wide variety of straps available in the market. And since the S3 just requires the standard 22mm band, you’ll never be short of choice.
Both the Gear S3 smartwatches measure 46 x 49 x 12.9mm, but vary in weight. While the Frontier weighs 63g, the Classic is slightly lesser at 59g. Among other things, they also have a 1.3” Corning Gorilla Glass SR home screen display, 768MB of RAM, GPS, and 4GB of memory.
The watches boast of an exceptionally long battery life. They are equipped with a 380mAh battery that can easily give you 3 to 4 days of usage. That’s 3 to 4 days of not having to constantly charge your watch up, after using it for long hours. It is also Water and Dust Resistant. So you needn’t worry about ruining it if ever you get stuck in a downpour, or find yourself buried neck-deep in sand at the beach.
The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier & Classic are also fitted out with handy features like a Barometer, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, and even a Heart Rate Sensor. It is even Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth ready. So you can just connect your Bluetooth headset to the watch and workout to your favorite tracks, without the weight of a phone pulling you down.
You can activate S Voice on your smartwatch, making it easier to make calls, send a message, browse through the web, and even set reminders. It also supports NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic
Secure Transmission) payment options. So you can pay for your purchases without having to dig around for cash. Just hold down the back button on the watch to activate Samsung Pay, and it will display all the cards you’ve
stored in it. You can flip through, pick the one you want to use, then hover your watch over the spot you’d normally swipe your card on. And Voila! It’s all paid for with nary a frantic search for, and through your wallet.
Did You Know?
Sending your location to friends is so much easier with the Gear S3 smartwatch. By just pressing on the home button three times, your location will be immediately send to the predetermined people of your choice. This is especially useful in times of emergencies, or when you’re too lazy to send them the location of your meeting point.
Another factor unknown to most is that the watch can also be used to control the Gear VR (Samsung’s Virtual Reality Glasses).
The Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch collection are a charming set of watches that immerses us in the smart life, with its exceptional host of features. What may at first seem to others to be a remarkably stylish analogue watch, will be pleasantly surprised and fascinated with all that the watches have to offer with just a few flicks, taps, and spins. You can feast your eyes on these beauties yourself as we have them both (the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and the Samsung Gear S3 Classic) up for grabs on Awok, at a pocket-friendly price.