Samsung announce the Gear S3 – offering 4 days of batter life and Samsung Pay


Among the exciting news at #IFA2016 today, we have Samsung’s announcement of the Gear S3. The innovative watch has gone a step further from the rotating dial design. Featuring latest looks, IP68 waer resistance, mobile payments, LTE connectivity and built in GPS, this is the most complete watch experience available.

Available in two designs, Classic and Frontier. Classic is your basic, simple, leather strap design, fitting in with anything. Frontier is designed for the sportier client, who looks for a rugged outdoor experience.


The watch is also compatible with 22mm watch bands, making it easy to swap and personalise bands. Great care has been taken in the design, from the circular bezel to the premium finishing.

Of course, you can’t really have a high functioning watch without water resistance. The Gear S3 meets IP68 standards. It also features Gorilla Glass, making it tougher and more scratch resistant.


An Always On Display runs a 16 million colour Super AMOLED screen. It doesn’t fade, meaning it looks and feels more like an ordinary analog watch.

The signature rotating bezel has been enhanced thanks to new features. Users can accept or reject calls, and even snooze alarms. Also, writing or drawing on the display will automatically convert to texts and emojis. Users can also create reminders and lists in the Reminders app.  

The built-in GPS functionality enables users to accurately monitor their daily fitness activities while the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow users to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance travelled and speed.

Where supported, users can even use the app to make payments.

Complete specs can be seen below





  Samsung Gear S3
Gear S3 frontier Gear S3 classic
Model Bluetooth®, LTE Bluetooth®
Display 1.3″ Circular Super AMOLED

360 x 360, 278ppi

Full Colour Always On Display

Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+

AP Dual core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen Based Wearable Platform 2.3.2
Size 46 x 49 x 12.9


46 x 49 x 12.9


Strap 22mm 22mm
Memory 4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM
Connectivity 3G/LTE, Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, MST, A-GPS/Glonass Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,

NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass

Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light
Battery 380mAh
Charge Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)
Durability IP68 water & dust resistance
Compatibility Android 4.4↑ & RAM 1.5GB +

Will you be getting the Gear S3? Did you try the S2? Let us know in the comments section below.

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