If I purchase a Gear 3 Frontier with LTE (esim technology) from AT&T or TMobile, will it be compatible with the Verizon network (unlocked) when they support it in the future? Or is the esim technology specific (locked) to each carrier?
Daneel, 13 Nov 2016I dont know why big companies like samsung and apple humiliates themselves with these kids toy... moreThe profits speak for themselves. Claiming you'd buy a sophisticated Garmin watch over a kiddy's toy Android smartwatch that only has a percentage of the capabilities is pretentious. Each watch has it's own specific usage, so unless you're trying to compare the GPS functionality of the two, your comment adds nothing to furtherment of technology for the better.
I dont know why big companies like samsung and apple humiliates themselves with these kids toys ... i would never buy one of these pricey toys instead i would buy a real smart watch and i mean Garmin Fenix 3 HR by that .
I do wish though that watches would raise their storage to 8 GB, 4 is just laughable.
Bisdak, 05 Nov 2016what is E-Sim? e-sim (electronic sim-card) You don´t Need anymore a sim-card. The Provider of your sim-card can actived the e-sim-function (if there Support e-sim!) so that you can do phonecalls over your watch without cellphone.
Can the gear s3 Frontier (non Lte) recieve calls directly on watch when connected through Bluetooth to phone?
Will the watch recieve all notifications that the phone is recieving when its in stand alone?
In other words, will I be able to leave my phone at home, and still get Whatsapp messages displayed on my watch when Im out running?
I find it extremely frustrating that there is NO communication from Samsung on the Gear S3s release in Australia. Although I'm not fussed about LTE, I don't want to buy a Gear S2 over a Gear S3. I've had the Apple Watch and didn't like it, and I don't want to wait until Google release theirs next year. Any inside knowledge would be appreciated......
orlans21, 23 Oct 2016Why is it that best buy canada is selling the non lte variant?if no network provider supports e-sim in canada, then it would be inutile to sell the lte variant of samsung gear s3
A few questions. Are Samsung watches compatible with any android phones? Also can you use Samsung pay on the watch if you do not pair it with a Samsung phone?
Keep note that the frontier has two versions.. LTE and none-LTE, so countries that do not sell the LTE will still sell the frontier. As far as the e-sim itself, it is basically a very universal electronic sim, that is not physical and can be programmed on the fly. I do not think carriers would have to "support" it since it still acts as a regular sim via communication with the systems. A country not supporting it would most likely be just a choicemade by Samsung, like how exynos phones are sold in certain countries etc.