What about the compass sensor?
Without that map navigation is very tricky at walk speed between tall buildings.
I just waited so long for this watch, looks all good, nice, efficient and practical, functional...but why couldn`t they add water resistance, so I can take it for swimming too??? so sad...
Michael, 07 Sep 2016Wrong Peter. I have both Tizen ane Android Wear watch, Tizen don't have many apps faces, compa... moreMichael, I think that's more a faulty model than tell-tale for all of them. I owned the 1st gear watch, gear s, now the s2 classic.
My battery life is roughly 3 days (I turn mine off between 10pm and 6am however).
As for your comment "If the product was good, Samsung would give 1 year Warantee" I don't know what country you're in, but in Australia this device comes with a 2 year warranty.
Peter, 06 Sep 2016Not true. I owned the Gear Classic the square shape. Fantastic smart watch in terms of clarity... moreWrong Peter. I have both Tizen ane Android Wear watch, Tizen don't have many apps faces, compared to Android Wear. Try owning both of them, first then you can compare. Don't know why Samsung still use Tizen, while all other manufacturers go with Androd Wear, that is so much better. Battery time on Samsung is very short, after 6 months watch discharge even when watch is off. Used to last a full day, but after 6 monts it hardly last 6-8 hours only. If the product was good, Samsung would give 1 year Warantee. Avoid Tizen, and go with Android Wear.
David, 06 Sep 2016Owner of the first samsung gear s, actually 2 of them. None of them lived more than 3/4 of fi... moreNot true. I owned the Gear Classic the square shape. Fantastic smart watch in terms of clarity, texting, speaker, numbers of watch faces and having battery-backup pack. It was one of the few watches that I could easy open whatsapp images on the watch. I sold it easy as 2nd hand. The other Samsung watch that I had was the Gear S2. It is a very good watch with excellent battery. However the screen was too small for me to read messages and notification. I am eager to get my hand on Gear S3. Tizen is much superior to both Apple Watch and Android Wear. I have both, and none of them can beat the Tizen.
Owner of the first samsung gear s, actually 2 of them. None of them lived more than 3/4 of first year. Warrantee only 6 months, for a reason. Also, not many apps and watch faces for Tizen, so consider this seriously, before buying any samsung tizen watch. Else I love my Samsung phones, but samsung smart watches and their short life span, is it worth the price?
I wish, that this little display had a WACOM-Digitizer to work with the S-Pen.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2016The best thing about new devices is the electronic sim card, eSim all the way. Great if your carriers support e sim. No luck here in oz.I considered a s2 classic 3g from Korea till I found this out. I still use my gear 2 & gear s. I think the s3 is perfect as the s2 was a tad bit too small. Now it seems there's an optionbfor men & woman but us guys who want the bigger 1 will pay more but get more. I can't believe people have actually complained about the size of the s3. & they were males too. I think Samsung has done a great job. Now I hear I may have a recall on my note 7 only 2 days in. Shattered. If this happens I may wait for note7pro with 6g ram &128g storage. See what they have to say I guess. Glad I haven't set it up as yet.just used it through with fi from my note 5 to download dome apps.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2016Fantastic watches, but why not bluetooth le version with aptx , stainless steel bands on one w... moreIf you can afford the watch then you can afford to divert your contract sim number to a spare number you have registered in the watches e-sim....logic 101
eSim card is another step closer from losing your name and became a simpleton number. the comedy part is that people are actually paying themselves for this
The best thing about new devices is the electronic sim card, eSim all the way.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2016Electronic SIM card is by far one of the most dangerous and evil thing that came along with ne... moreFantastic watches, but why not bluetooth le version with aptx , stainless steel bands on one would nail the look,why no browser, its handy to download podcast on wifi for the gym for later, I use opera on gear s. That e sim nonsense needs rejecting by the public, why shouldn't I use a pay as you go spare sim card in it when I have my phone with me as well,and, swap the major contract sim from my phone into it ,when I only want to have the watch on me at, say , parties or the gym. The control element for corporations here has crossed the line. I know if my galaxy gear s would have worked with Samsung Pay, I have the perfect watch, no problems, in nearly a year, no broken / scratched anything, as aposed to the internet Pr liars, and great with Hs3000 bluetooth plugs. With a proper sim slot I would buy one of these definately.