Samsung unveiled its latest wearable — Samsung Gear S3. It’s a chunky smart watch with a unique look. Unlike other smart watches, this unit uses a rotating bezel. It may also be one of the biggest stories that Samsung will offer at this year’s IFA.
The company began making smart watches before its rival, Apple, did. Its first models have amazing features. They even came with a Sim card. In this way, the unit won’t need a nearby phone.
Samsung Gear S3 is somehow big. Its circular screen is 33mm. Despite its thickness, it still feels light in the hand. You won’t feel it when you’re playing your favorite sport.
Focus on Sports
Since Samsung focuses on sports, it has made this model to be water resistant with an IP68 rating. Thus, you can sweat or swim with it on without having to worry about any deleterious effects.
This model comes in two versions: Frontier and classic. The main difference between these two is the styling. They also differ in stainless steel. Frontier weighs around 62 grams while the classic is 57 grams.
If you try to compare the two versions, the frontier looks a lot better because of its darker bezel. Samsung worked with watch designer Yvan Arpa and continued to collaborate with Arik Levy, an artist and industrial designer.
For those who have seen it, this model is the most attractive wearable offered by the company.
What features to look forward to?
All S3 models come with a speaker and a GPS. On top of NFC, it also comes with MST to work with swipe-only terminals. You can also obtain Samsung Gear S3 with LTE feature.
The battery life is impressive. It can last up to four days. However, such estimate may only be available in a watch only mode, which only displays time. Nevertheless, four days before you recharge it is optimistic.
This model has a 1.3-inch display with 360×360 resolution. Its screen will stay on at all times while it shows its full range of color. Compared with S2, it looks better while it sits idly on your wrist.
Although this model is almost the same as last year’s model, Samsung is changing some things allowing wearers to rely on the unit’s rotating bezel when controlling things. That said, you won’t have to swipe around each time you want to look at its features.
The S3 unit continues to stand out in the Android wear market. It may be ahead of Apple regarding sensors. The company didn’t add anything that would convince you to obtain one. However, it did an excellent job in refining its models.
Although you can rotate its bezel, this model has a touch interface. You can easily reply to a text message right on the screen. You can also call up using its onscreen keyboard. Or you can dictate words through its microphone.
The Samsung Gear S3 frontier version comes with an electronic SIM card to work with 4G connectivity and Bluetooth.
This unit is expected to be out in October. Prices have yet to be revealed.