asus zenwatch 3 vs samsung gear s3 vs huawei watch 2 compared

Compare Asus Zenwatch 3 vs Samsung Gear 3 vs Huawei Watch 2

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Today we compare Asus Zenwatch 3 vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs Huawei Watch 2, three mainstream smartwatches released almost within same period. Each of this smartwatch comes with their respective design with lots of amazing and interesting features. So head-to-head we compare this three smartwatches to find the perfect choice.

Asus Zenwatch 3 vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs Huawei watch 2 Specs Compared

 ASUS Zenwatch 3Samsung Gear S3 FrontierHuawei Watch 2
asus zenwatch 3 vs huawei watch 2 vs samsung gear s3samsung gear s3 frontier vs asus zenwatch 3 vs huawei watch 2huawei watch 2 vs samsung gear s3 vs asus zenwatch 3


4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
2.3 out of 5 stars (2.3 / 5)
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
0 out of 5 stars (0.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)


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Device nameAsus Zenwatch 3Samsung Gear S3 ClassicHuawei Watch 2
Device typeClassic smartwatchClassic smartwatchSporty smartwatch
PredessesorAsus Zenwatch 2Samsung gear s2--
Successor--Samsung galaxy watch--
Released dateDecember, 2016November, 2016April, 2017
Ideal forUnisexMen (will look good too on women.)Unisex


Display size1.39 inches1.34 inches1.2 inches
Screen resolution400 x 400 pixel360 * 360 pixel390 x 390 pixel
Density287 ppi278 ppi327 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttonsTouchscreen plus
3 buttons
Touchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons


Dimension45 x 45 x 10.8 mm49 x 46 x 12.9 mm48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm
Weight48 grams59 grams 40 grams
Casing materialStainless steel Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonateStainless steel
Strap/band materialLeatherSiliconeLeather
Bezel MaterialDiamond-cut Ceramics--
Band size18 mm22 mm20 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass SR+Corning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, IP67Yes, IP68Yes, IP68
Swim-proofNo, not recommended No, not recommended No, not recommended
Color(s)Rose gold, silver and gun metalBlackBlack, orange and Grey


Internal storage4GB4GB4GB
Memory card slot------


BluetoothBluetooth v4.1 LEBluetooth v4.2Bluetooth v4.1 LE
Wi-FiYesYesYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


SIM slotNoNoYes, Nano SIM


Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYesYes


Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYes, via wear app and Asus wellness appYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
Calories burntYesYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYesYes


Bluetooth musicYesYesYes


Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer ------
Heart rate monitor (HRM)NoYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors------


Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.1Tizen OS 2.3.2Wear OS 2.0
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 2100 (28 nm)Exynos 7270Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 2100 (28 nm)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7Dual-core 1.0 GHz

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 304--Adreno 304


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 341mAh380mAh420mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 4-5 days + , Mixed usage: ~20 hoursStandby :5 days+ , Mixed usage: 1-2 daysStandby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 day
ChargingUSB charging cradleWireless based charging dockCharging cradle via USB
Charging timeAbout 1 hoursAbout 2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours


Payment systemNon availableSamsung payGoogle pay
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and aboveAndroid 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Companion app--Samsung Gear appHuawei app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes, 22mmYes
Voice commandYesYesYes


Asus Zenwatch 3Samsung gear s3 classicHuawei Watch 2
Charging cradleWireless based charging cableCharging cradle
Quick starter guildQuick starter guildQuick starter guild

The Differences

Features Compared
  1. Design
  2. Huawei watch 2 has an outstanding sporty design, while both Gear S3 and Zenwatch 3 come in a classic design with Zenwatch 3 having a hybrid smartwatch appearance. Going by the body materials.

    All the three smartwatches are built with durable materials. Watch 2 casing is made of a thermoplastic material while Gear S3 and Watch 2 casings are made with stainless steel. The straps on watch 2 is a silicone material whereas S3 and Zenwatch 3 have leather straps, but this shouldn’t be a deciding factor since you can easily change the straps.

    Being frank, Zenwatch 3 has the best design in terms of craftsmanship, top-notch fine finish and sophisticated appearance. It is the slimmest amongst the three, measuring 10.9mm in thickness compared to watch 2 12.6mm and Gear s3 frontier 12.9mm.

  3. Cellular Network
  4. Zenwatch 3 lacks cellular connectivity, there is no support for 2G/3G/4G. However both Huawei watch 2 and gear S3 Frontier have support for cellular network. Watch 2 supports 4G while Gear S3 has support up to 3G. In other words, Gear S3 and Watch 2 are standalone smartwatches you can make calls directly from either of this smartwatch.

  5. Connectivity
  6. Its quiet unfortunate that, there is no NFC or Wi-Fi found on Zenwatch 3, features that can be found on both Huawei watch 2 and Gear S3 Frontier.

  7. Fitness Tracking
  8. Again, Zenwatch 3 is found wanting, it’s not the perfect smartwatch for fitness tracking. It doesn’t come with some of the basic sensors you would find in most smartwatches today. It doesn’t have GPS and HRM built-in. However, both Watch 2 and Gear S3 Frontier comes with both GPS and HRM built in.

  9. Battery
  10. All the three smartwatches have good battery life, however, Samsung Gear S3 has the longest battery life followed by Zenwatch 3.

  11. Operating system

Another major difference is the operating system. We are strong advocates of Wear OS, it give you more access to your favorite apps and it’s more diverse than anything you will find on a proprietary OS. Gear S3 runs on Samsung’s Tizen, a proprietary OS while both Watch 2 and Zenwatch 3 run on Wear OS and like we pointed out earlier, Wear OS is much better.

Which Should You Buy?

All the three smartwatches have astonishing and spectacular designs, however if you are after the best design that looks very attractive and definitely will add some glamour to your personality then you should go for Asus Zenwatch 3. It has the best design and looks more sophisticated than the other two.

Both Watch 2 and Gear S3 are a great choice for fitness tracking, however if you are looking for a perfect smartwatch to track your fitness activities then we will suggest you choose Huawei watch 2. It has the sporty design that will look great for sport and casual events. Above that, it has GPS,HRM and other sensors that lets you track activities effortlessly plus the Wear OS advantage that gives you more options to choose from. Otherwise, if you don’t care about sporty design, you can go for Gear S3. It also has all the standard sensors you would expect from a modern smartwatch.

On the other hand if what you seek is a smartwatch that lets you make and answer calls directly from the device, then we will suggest, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, even though it doesn’t support 4G, the call quality is better than Huawei watch 2.

For the most comprehensive, The Gear S3 has it all, except that you will have to endure limitation on accessibility of your favorite apps. Its classic, but you can convert it easily to a sporty smartwatch by changing the strap.

Our Pick

It’s a hard choice to make between these three smartwatches, they all have great features. Honestly we love improvements recorded on the wear OS and for this reason we pick Huawei Watch 2.

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