Samsung Gear S3 is thick and chunky for a reason
Samsung gear s3 launched in India, on Tuesday at a price of RS. 28,500. Samsung gear s3 focuses on improvements in almost all quarters. Samsung gear s3 apps runs Trizen – based wearable platform 2.3.2, and this version introduces some new feature. Samsung gear s3 is not just a smartwatch, it’s a very beautiful looking watch.
Samsung pulled a rabbit out of its hat with the Samsung Gear s2. The Samsung Gear s2 was everything that an ideal smartwatch should have been on launch and throughout the greater part of 2016. It was well built, looked really good and had a wonderful display.
Just like the Samsung Gear s2, the gear s3 will also be offered in two variants: Classic and Frontier. While the classic should appeal to those looking for a more minimalistic design, the frontier has been deliberate for users with more active lifestyle.
But you can’t help but notice that progress is in the air. The Samsung Gear s3 generally focuses on improvements in almost all quarters- display size, protection, more RAM, more and improved options for fitness tracking and more significantly better battery life- over its predecessor, and yet deep inside it is still the same old smartwatch.
The Samsung Gear s2, although it was perfect for its time, was still far from perfect. The Samsung Gear s3 tries to cut through its barriers, and still manages to look good. At the end of the day, the Gear has always been about the look, according to Samsung.
The good thing, I would say, is it is not just a great smartwatch, it’s also a very beautiful looking watch. When you see, you don’t feel that you’re wearing a smartwatch because it’s so nice to look at, Manu Sharma who is vice president, Mobile Business at Samsung india said while speaking absolutely with India Today Tech.
From our consumer experience, what we’ve felt is that consumers are looking for smartwatches that are also great to look at. That’s what we’ve tried to address this time as well. We are really happy with the outcome, really happy with the way the Gear s3 looks.
The USP of the S3 is said to be its Full Colour Always On-Display mode – which has been taken from Samsung’s Galaxy range phones – which, according to Samsung, allows the screen to display 16 million colours even during sleep mode.
The Samsung Gear s3 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, with the rugged boundary variant also featuring military grade protection and shock resistance capabilities.
The Samsung gear s3 also packs in more sensors including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyro, and a heart rate monitor.
If that wasn’t enough, both the classic and Frontier variants are backed by bigger 380mAh batteries on single charge, rated to deliver up to four days of battery life on moderate usage.
The Samsung gear s3, runs Tizen based Wearable platform 2.3.2, and this version introduce some new features. There is now an option to accept or reject calls, accept notifications using the rotating bezel.
The UI follows a circle within circle approach, allowing you to make the best use of the rotating bezel. It’s as if everything was built keeping that in mind. Not even a wee bit of it feels out of place.
The UI consists of a number of home screens that can be accessed either by swiping left across the screen or turning the bezel clockwise.
The Samsung gear s3 has the potential to make smartwatches great again, if there was ever a time like that. This is because it tries to correct all the shortcoming of the original Samsung gear s2 while keeping intact the one thing that made the latter so popular.
The Samsung Gear S3 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, with the rugged Frontier alternate also featuring military grade protection and shock resistance capabilities.
The dial is carved out of jewellery-grade 360L stainless steel. On the inside, the smartwatch is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor clubbed with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and MST and GPS. The Frontier additionally supports LTE for independent voice-calling via dedicated microphone and speaker on-board the smartwatch.
Just like its predecessor, the Samsung Gear S3 runs Tizen-based Wearable Platform 2.3.2, and this version introduces some new features.
There is now an option to accept or reject calls, accept notifications using the rotating bezel. There is also a handy SOS mode, in case of emergency and support for Samsung Knox security comes pre-bundled with the smartwatch.
Sensors on-board the Gear S3 includes: accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyro, and a heart-rate monitor. There’s also a speedometer to measure top speed on-board the smartwatch.