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 3||Samsung Gear S3 Frontier||Huawei Watch 2|
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|Device name||Asus Zenwatch 3||Samsung Gear S3 Classic||Huawei Watch 2|
|Device type||Classic smartwatch||Classic smartwatch||Sporty smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Asus Zenwatch 2||Samsung gear s2||--|
|Successor||--||Samsung galaxy watch||--|
|Released date||December, 2016||November, 2016||April, 2017|
|Ideal for||Unisex||Men (will look good too on women.)||Unisex|
|Display type||AMOLED||Super AMOLED||AMOLED|
|Display size||1.39 inches||1.34 inches||1.2 inches|
|Screen resolution||400 x 400 pixel||360 * 360 pixel||390 x 390 pixel|
|Density||287 ppi||278 ppi||327 ppi|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus 3 physical buttons||Touchscreen plus |
|Touchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons|
|Dimension||45 x 45 x 10.8 mm||49 x 46 x 12.9 mm||48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm|
|Weight||48 grams||59 grams||40 grams|
|Casing material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate||Stainless steel|
|Band size||18 mm||22 mm||20 mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass 3||Corning Gorilla glass SR+||Corning Gorilla glass 3|
|Water resistant||Yes, IP67||Yes, IP68||Yes, IP68|
|Swim-proof||No, not recommended||No, not recommended||No, not recommended|
|Color(s)||Rose gold, silver and gun metal||Black||Black, orange and Grey|
|Memory card slot||--||--||--|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.1 LE||Bluetooth v4.2||Bluetooth v4.1 LE|
|Wi-Fi||Yes||Yes||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|GPS||No||Yes, GPS/GLONASS.||Yes, A-GPS/GLONASS|
|SIM slot||No||No||Yes, Nano SIM|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes, via wear app and Asus wellness app||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||No||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Wear OS 2.1||Tizen OS 2.3.2||Wear OS 2.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 2100 (28 nm)||Exynos 7270||Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 2100 (28 nm)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7||Dual-core 1.0 GHz||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7|
|GPU||Adreno 304||--||Adreno 304|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery life||Standby: 4-5 days + , Mixed usage: ~20 hours||Standby :5 days+ , Mixed usage: 1-2 days||Standby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 day|
|Charging||USB charging cradle||Wireless based charging dock||Charging cradle via USB|
|Charging time||About 1 hours||About 2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Payment system||Non available||Samsung pay||Google pay|
|Compatibility||Android 4.4 or later.|
iOS 9.0 or later.
|Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and above||Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
|Companion app||--||Samsung Gear app||Huawei app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes||Yes, 22mm||Yes|
|Asus Zenwatch 3||Samsung gear s3 classic||Huawei Watch 2|
|Charging cradle||Wireless based charging cable||Charging cradle|
|Quick starter guild||Quick starter guild||Quick starter guild|
- Cellular Network
- Fitness Tracking
- Operating system
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.
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.
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.
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.
All the three smartwatches have good battery life, however, Samsung Gear S3 has the longest battery life followed by Zenwatch 3.
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.
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.