Samsung Gear S3 Review

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A Deep Dive Into Samsung Gear S3

Fitness Features: Heart Rate tracking, GPS built-in, sleep tracking,

Ease of Use: Easy bezel interface

Battery Life: Up to four Days

Display Clarity: The 360 x 360 pixel AMOLED touchscreen with a pixel density sharpness 392 ppi

Waterproof: IP certified IP68

The Samsung Gear S3 came out in 2021 in two basic models, the frontier and the classic design.

The interface and hardware were the same but the classic looks more like a watch and the Frontier like a sports watch. Both have a circular, rotating, bezel interface, which helps to easily access your apps and notifications, are waterproof and can track your fitness.

They are compatible with select Bluetooth capable smartphones using Android OS 4.4+ or with at least 1.5GB Ram and iPhone 5 and up, system iOS 9.0+. The watch does have GPS and sleep tracking.

All said, if you are looking for a smartwatch that can help you improve your fitness and has a lot of other great features, this may be the watch for you.

If you do not live in the US, there is an international version. This smartwatch was released in November 2021.

  • Who Is It For?

  • Video Review

  • Pros

  • Cons

The essential key difference between the two Samsung Gear S3  watches is their outer look. You can change the watch face with built-in options or buy almost anything you might want. You can change the bands easily to make it more you.

Let's face it, most smartwatches supporting fitness tracking, Bluetooth, and Wifi so far are not lightweight.

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier or Classic watches are designed to be unisex, however this is really a watch for a someone big and strong, who has large wrists even though they add a smaller strap in the box.

If you are a woman who fits that description go check it out. (I am only 150cm barely, less than 51 kilos, and although I am strong, personally I think this watch is too bulky for me).


The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier looks more masculine, rugged and outdoorsy. It’s durable grade    It has a black face and comes with a black strap. 

The Samsung Gear S3 Classic looks more like a luxury watch. It comes with a silver face and black strap that can be changed to an all metal, black band that looks really nice if that's your taste. 

Both devices are dust and water resistant.

Spending an extra few dollars for a Omoton Tempered glass protector for the watch face might be worth it.

It is an ideal watch if you are a Samsung Galaxy owner, and it’s compatible with many other smartphones.

With its LTE, GPS, Heart rate monitor, WiFi, and voice control it has all the whistles and bells for an untethered experience. You can basically leave your smartphone at home when you are out running or hitting the gym.

What Does It Come With;

When you open the box you get a watch on a charging dock, Samsung power cable, user manual and a second smaller strap.

Main Features and Functions

  • Samsung Gear S3 can interchange with Android and iOS systems with a Tizen  operating system
  • Bluetooth connection to headphones.
  • You can control your music from your watch.
  • Interfaces with Google Calendar so you can see your day to day schedule.
  • Checks weather, has a calculator and can track your sleep
  • is IP68 Waterproof
  • NFC so you are able to pay bills from your smartwatch if you have Samsung Pay
  • Circular flat bezel design. Watch face is 1.3 inches
  • Light, Accelerometer, gyro
  • sleep tracking
  • Display Clarity: The 360 x 360 pixel AMOLED touchscreen has a pixel density sharpness 392 pp
  • The watch face measures 46 x 49 millimeters (1.8 x 1.9 inches), and the watch face itself weighs 2.2 ounces, almost  twice as heavy as the 0.99-ounce Apple Watch Series 2.(which is more expensive).

A nice feature is it has the ability of keeping your training on track by praising you when you have reached a goal.

Would You Recommend this?

Depending on your taste, definitely! If you like the look of a luxury watch, then yes consider purchasing the Samsung Gear S3 Classic .

If you like something sporty check out the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. If you are interested in a smartwatch with Fitness tracking ability and a lot more, and in the mid price range, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Classic models are a very good choice. 

Since Samsung Gear S3 was released, Samsung has come out with two other watches the Samsung Galaxy Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. 

The latter may be a better option for someone looking for a smaller sporty smartwatch.

Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt has been a tech geek for as long as he can remember. Whether it's laptops, cameras, or projects, he's obsessed with it all. When he's not researching the latest tech products, he likes to go on long hikes with his dogs.

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