22nd February 2020

Samsung Gear S3 has been launched

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Samsung Gear S3 Classic (left) and S3 Frontier (right)

Samsung just released it’s latest 2 editions in the S smartwatch range, the Gear S3 Frontier and S3 Classic, completing the range in that series. They were designed in partnership with Yvan Arpa, a famed Swiss watch designer.

The the Gear S3 Frontier has a rugged look for the adventurous user, while the Gear S3 classic has a minimalist, clean elegant style.

World-renowned watch designer Yvan Arpa, who collaborated with Samsung to craft the Gear S3, speaks on the traditional-watch cues informing its aesthetic, calling it “the first smartwatch to look like a nice, premium watch.”
World-renowned watch designer Yvan Arpa (right), who collaborated with Samsung to craft the Gear S3, speaks on the traditional-watch cues informing its aesthetic, calling it “the first smartwatch to look like a nice, premium watch.” Source: Samsung

The Gear S3 has a longer lasting battery that Mark Notton, Head of Product Management of Samsung Electronics Europe, says will last 3 days. It also has ‘enhanced Samsung Pay functionality, standalone GPS and sensors that allow for improved usability, and expanded ecosystem of compatible apps’.

The bezel, buttons and overall hardware of the Gear S3 were accentuated to give the device a sturdier, more refined look, and to ensure that its functions and features are easier to access and control.

Unlike the S2 smartwatch that only had 3G connectivity, the Gear S3 is LTE enabled and can be used as a standalone device away from your phone. You can see the comparison/contrasts on specifications between the Gear S2 and S3 below:

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What we do see is that the Gear S3 is larger than the S2, has slightly larger memory, is 4G enabled, but maintains pretty much everything else. It is estimated to cost €399, approximately K4244 at today’s rate.

See the Gear S3 product video showing its design and band options below:

Sandi

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