Samsung Gear S3. 10 things to know.

Hey there, here is something cool to see. Inspired by a real watch, but with a very smart stuff inside, Samsung Gear S3 hits IFA in Berlin and presents expanded functional with a timeless design. Here are some facts about this new toy. 

It’s big. Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.33.49

Yeah. just like a real watch, bigger and more solid that previous Gear S2.

It’s always ON.

The 16 million colours Always On Display and Super AMOLED technology further differentiates the Gear S3 from other smartwatches. The display always shows the time instead of automatically fading to black.

It has two editions.Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.33.11

The gadget is available in two designs to fit any of your need. Frontier and classic. Inspired by the active explorer, the Gear S3 frontier evokes a rugged outdoor look with an enduring style that blends form and function. The frontier was designed to perform in any setting or environment – whether business or leisure. The Gear S3 classic pays homage to the minimalist, elegant style found in the most iconic timepieces. The classic was designed with meticulous attention to detail – with its size and shape chosen to attain the same consistency and balance of a well-crafted luxury watch.

It’s IP68 water and dust resistant and not only that… Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.34.05

The Gear S3 meets IP68 standards for water resistance and the Frontier edition is even offers military-level durability, so you can get through your day, regardless of weather conditions. For the first time on the Gear series, the Gear S3 features Corning Gorilla Glass SR.Isn’t that the thing you’ve expected from any watch, even smart?!

It has LTE connectivity… Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.33.40

Receive calls and messages even being far from your phone. Answer with built-in speaker and microphone. Available only in GEAR S3 frontier edition.

…and built-in GPS.Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.33.58

Making sports or just going out? Track your way with GPS without keeping the phone nearby. And then the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow you to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed.

It’s easy to change the band.Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.33.32

Gear S3 is compatible with 22mm watch bands so you can easily personalize your watch to match any outfit or special occasion – even take a band from your classic and not that smart watch.

Pay anywhere.Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.34.14

Samsung Pay, with Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) support, means that you can easily register a credit or debit card and use it to make mobile payments not only at the PayPass/PayWave locations, but at the standard “Swipe” places.

It runs OS Tizen…Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 19.39.20

…and allows you to accept or reject a call or snooze an alarm without without touching the screen. Thanks to rotating bezel that has been enhanced with new features.

It can save your life.

The Gear S3 frontier was designed with safety in mind. In case of an emergency, just activate the SOS and location tracking capabilities to alert family, friends and emergency professionals about crisis situations, even when your phone isn’t in-hand.

Text: Pavel Boyman. Images: Press-archives. 

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