Samsung Gear S3 Release Date, News & Update: LTE Connectivity, Water Resistant, Impressive Features & Specs Revealed! Better Than Apple Watch 2?

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Sep 23, 2016 10:24 AM EDT

The Samsung Gear S3 is the first device from the house of Samsung that connects to higher speed LTE networks. It is a successor to Gear S2 and depending on the model, the device is able to track location, send text messages and stream music from Spotify without the need of a smartphone.

The Samsung Gear S3 has two variants, Classic and Frontier. The Frontier model features LTE. There is not much difference between the two aside from LTE connectivity and weight. The Samsung Gear S3 Classic has a stainless steel body and rotating bezel. IT has two round buttons to its right, writes MobilenApps.

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier has a rugged exterior, hardware buttons and has all the sensors. The Classic version weighs 2 ounces whereas the Frontier weighs 2.18 ounces. The recently-released wearable by Samsung is bigger and heavier than Gear S2. The devices have a 1.3-inch display and measure 46mm.

The Samsung Gear S3 is IP68 water resistant. This allows users to stay inside water at a depth of five feet for 30 minutes. Users can use the Samsung Pay app to purchase items from their watches, writes Wareable.

Reports suggest that Samsung has improved the battery life of the Gear S3 watches. They now reportedly last 3-4 days with the always-on display option turned off.  Users can also contact emergency services by tapping a button thrice on their wearable. The Samsung Gear S3 is quite visually appealing. Functions such as scrolling through a long list or zooming in and out of photos can be accomplished by rotating the bezel.

The Samsung Gear S3 has a pulse monitor installed on the back side of the device. It served as a pedometer too and keeps track of a user's steps. The wearable has the Exynos dual core 1GHz chipset and runs on Tizen OS.

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