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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specifications and Features

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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier accompanied by Gear S3 Classic is one of the two models produced by Samsung in the Gear S3 series. As expected both models run on the TIZEN platform developed by Samsung. It was announced in August 2016 and was later released in November same year. Its predecessor is the Gear S2 and it is succeeded by the Samsung Galaxy watch.

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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specifications

 Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Gear S3 Frontier
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung gear s2
SuccessorSamsung galaxy watch
Released dateNovember, 2016
Ideal forMen (will look good too on women.)

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.3 inches
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density278 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons,
rotating bezel
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension46 x 49 x 12.9 mm
Weight63 grams (without straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialCeramics
Strap size20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass SR+
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68
MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proofNot recommended
Color(s)Black

MEMORY

RAM0.75GB
Internal storage4GB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth callingYes
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/A-GPS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTE
SIMYes, e-SIM
BandGSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsYes
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.No
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 2.3.2
ChipsetExynos 7270
CPUDual core 1.0GHz
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 380mAh
Battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging typeWPC based wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid charging_

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes

MISC

Payment systemSamsung pay
Compatibility Android 4.4+
IOS 9.0+
Companion appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mm
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Straps
Wireless charger
Quick start guide
NOTE: We can't guarantee that all the information on this table are 100% correct. Read full disclaimer. Please, report an error.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Features

  1. Design
  2. The Gear S3 Frontier has a great design, one of the best in the market, its comes with a screen size of 1.3 inches, a super AMOLED display featuring a 16M full color capable of displaying animation. The body is built for durability with stainless steel material, the strap, unlike the Gear S3 classic, is made of silicon and interchangeable with any 22mm strap. The weight at 63 grams is slightly heavier than Gear s3 classic, it features an always-on display which means you can read the time anytime you look on the wrist without having to press any button.

  3. Media
  4. With an internal storage of 4GB, you can store over 250 of your Favorite tracks, then enjoy on the go during workout routine or on official duty with an earbud or via the inbuilt loudspeaker.

  5. Battery Life
  6. The Gear S3 Frontier has a battery capacity upgrade from the 250 of the S2 series to 380mAh with a li-ion battery. On standby, it lasts up to 3 days or more, while with heavy usage you should expect a battery that stays up for about 36 hours. Quiet poor, but considering the verse features built into this device, its good to go.

  7. Activity/Fitness tracking
  8. As expected, the Gear S3 Frontier is capable of tracking various fitness activities. it comes with the Samsung S-health app which helps analyze fitness tracking results of your heart rate, steps, distance covered, calories burnt and other fitness metrics you would expect from a complete fitness tracker.

  9. Notifications & Application

The Gear S3 Frontier has nice features when it comes to keeping you updated with notifications from your smartphone. It notifies you when there is an incoming call, message, weather forecast, event reminder and other important info. Besides this, you also get notified when there is a notification from third-party apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp. it’s safe to say that this device is a great companion.

There is an LTE version of the Gear S3 Frontier though this is not available in every country of the world. The LTE version supports a sim card and automatically qualifies as a standalone smartwatch, having the capability to make calls, send and receive SMS independent of your phone.

Another great feature, is the rotating bezel which offcourse makes accessing the notifications and other contents on the small screen easy and even easier with the two additional buttons by the sides.

The Pros

  • Stylish and classy appearance.
  • Durable with MIL-STD-810G US Military standard rating.
  • A great choice for fitness tracking.
  • A standalone smartwatch.
  • Impressive battery life.

The Cons

  • Quite heavy.
  • Slight hitches encountered after update.

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