Beware! I've been using the Gear S3 Frontier for a couple of weeks and it's a good watch unless you intend to use the WiFi feature. It's not possible to use a public WiFi network that requires a sign-on page, which is most of them. Samsung don't appear to have any fix for this so my watch is going back!
4 days battery life?! I don't want to become a slave of smart watch on frequently battery charging where the battery life time of the solar watch is near to forever.
you guys wrote that "holding the home button for 3 seconds would trigger the SOS function and it could easily happen by accident". but in the picture which explains the SOS settings it's shown as "press the home key quickly 3 times to send SOS request".
this is exactly the same way as it is with the phones. only difference, the power button triggers it on phones.
The only reason I'd get a smart watch is for easy payment. So until Samsung pay gets released in my country I'm not buying.
Seems like a great piece to add to my watch collection.
Already received mine and loved it. Not sure why Android Wear gets so much love when the interface is worst than what a Samsung offers with Tizen. Also the Watch has more bells and whistles that any of the Android Wear Watches available. Using it with my Google Pixel and many of the extra functionalities (Samsung Apps) are available with a simple download. Overall best looking and functional Smartwatch in the market.
I like the watch but no one wants to write software for it.
Android and iOS watches are doing way better in this department(have a lot of applications written for the watch), and what's the point of having a smartwatch if you don't have the software to enjoy it.
I don't need such a watch.
The only feature i like is that it is able to change watch face like you are having different watch. So just build a watch with no smart features but will only display watch face and its is always on.
ithehappy, 24 Nov 2016Price it like 99 bucks, will think then.Exactly. Mediocre thick watches should cost 50 EUR,
top configurations should be 99 EUR.
and no worries about amoled burn-ins: the watch becomes obsolete sooner.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2016Is it possible to connect gear S3 and a Bluetooth Headset with a galaxy smart phone at a time ?Ofc
Definitely the nicest smartwatch nowadays, but with 4 days life it's still a gadget for tech-kids. When battery life reaches at least a month, I will be in.:-)
Is it possible to connect gear S3 and a Bluetooth Headset with a galaxy smart phone at a time ?
"Overall, S Voice definitely works better on the Gear S3, compared to a year ago when we tested it on its round predecessor. One great addition, in particular, is the ability to easily add a custom wake-up word." - software (4th) section.
I guess I have a custom wake-up word: Okay Google.
Haters gonna hate but its the best smartwatch in the world.
4 days battery is amazing > crappy 15 hrs iWear.
All in all, the best smartwatch in the Android Wear and Tizen ecosystem available. A good competitor the ever ruling Apple Watch universe as of now.
In my opinion, Tizen is better than Android Wear for smartwatches. I mean, even after like 2 years, you cannot make a customized list of pre-defined reply messages in Android Wear, which should have been basic functionality from day one.
Hardware-wise, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is way above the Gear S3. The screen has like 25% more area and is closer to the top glass surface. Battery on the LG has 570 mAh and lasts 4 days with GSM functionality ON. There really is no contest.